| Jun 16, 2010
New Orleanians typically deal with disasters with passion, parodies and creativity. The oil spill is no exception.
Dotty Carson joins the ranks of the restaurant world with her frustration over the oil spill. "These things hit everyone whether you're...
| May 27, 2010
John Dean called the other day to share a memory. He's an old friend who retired nine years ago as superintendent of Orange County schools. He now holds the title of emeritus, from which he draws on his long experience to serve as a consultant. As...
| Apr 29, 2010
Arlene N. Anderson died on April 20. Born in Pasadena on May 11, 1929, to Adeline and Arleigh Brewer, Arlene was a longtime resident of La Cañada and Pasadena.
After attending Pasadena schools and graduating from Pasadena City College, Arlene obtained...
| Apr 25, 2010
Hampton's near proximity to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean was its lifeblood — and the chief reason for its emergence as one of early colonial America's leading ports. But the prime waterfront location that attracted the...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 1:20 PM
In an intersectional matchup with Venice High that was predicted to be a shootout, the most potent weapon in the St. Francis football team's arsenal turned out to be a fire extinguisher.
Setting a tone of defensive dominance from the first quarter,...
| Jun 6, 2010
Sixty-six years ago Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people risked their lives to save the world for democracy. It was as simple as that, and as complicated as the Allied invasion of France's Normandy coast in World War II. Here are 10 facts about the...
| Dec 14, 2010
The genocidal removal of Native Americans from their ancestral homelands is one of the most shameful episodes in American history. Over and over, A.J. Langguth reports in his unfocused but nonetheless scarifying account, U.S. presidents proclaimed that it...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:34 AM
By Jane Smiley
Random House, 336 pages, $26.95
Married life is generally a disappointment. If 'Madame Bovary' isn’t a cautionary enough testament to that rude fact of life, then there are the tut-tuts of the women in the knitting...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 7:30 AM
It was back to class for Chicago public school students today -- but that often meant late to work for their parents.
While classes resumed after two days, there was no bus service for 24,000 of the system's 409,000 students. At least half those students...
| Feb 6, 2011
The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word
Oxford University Press: 211 pp., $18.95
Is there another word as supple as "OK"?
Those two letters, side by side, separated (or not) by periods — they answer so many...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 12:10 PM
REDLANDS ( KTLA) -- Police are stepping up security around Redlands schools as students return Monday from a tumultuous winter break that saw two of their fellow classmates killed.
Schools that will see increased police presence are Redlands, Citrus...
| Jan 9, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Money matters in politics, but in the race for Chicago mayor, another valued commodity is the ability to claim a connection to working-class neighborhoods of bungalows and grit -- true or otherwise.
And so Miguel del Valle, the current Chicago city...