| Nov 13, 2013
The riches of SunRail
SunRail is about to make Orlando a richer town. And it's not just because of the money that will pay for developing the first stations. There are two other big payoffs on the way.
A huge productivity improvement is coming for the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:26 AM
A man and his son have been arrested after allegedly kidnapping his ex-wife and forcing her to undergo an exorcism in Stockton.
Jose Magana-Farias, 42 and his son, Victor Farias, 20, arranged to meet with his ex-wife and mother of the son at a Wal-...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:30 AM
On one side of 1st Street in downtown L.A., Einstein looms large. On the other side, Socrates. Who can possibly walk among them? Why, Bach, of course.
Wednesday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hungarian pianist András Schiff performed Bach's...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Arkansas has been ground zero for news about the Boy Scouts of late. But unlike most news about the Boy Scouts, this news hasn't been the good kind. Note how CNN covered the story about the Baptist church here in Arkansas that canceled its charter with...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:16 AM
The new show of landscape photography at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, "Artificial Wilderness," is perfectly titled. That is clear from the first photo in the exhibit.
Rosemary Laing's "groundspeed (Rose Petal) #1," shows a green, rose-patterned...
| Sep 16, 2013
Rabbi Michael Sternfield had just started pushing buttons at an Indiana casino on a June day in 2011 when he watched the icons flash across the screen: ace, king, queen, jack and 10, all of the same suit.
Bells rang, lights flashed and casino staff...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I was in the Tuscan town of Orvieto, doing my best to stay in my hotel room and finish some writing. But there was a Pentecost festival going on outside -- I could hear it out my window. I couldn't resist, so I joined the multitude that had gathered on...
| Sep 17, 2013
Re "Age-old rituals, TV-age church," Column One, Sept. 13
The Roman Catholic Church's hierarchy has chosen to spend millions ($57.5 million on the purchase alone) to convert the former Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove to the Christ Cathedral. It's...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:21 PM
The California Department of Food and Agriculture on Friday issued notices of violation to two Orthodox Jewish groups that were slaughtering chickens in the Pico-Robertson area as part of an ancient atonement ritual.
The action was taken after animal...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: I'm interested in knowing how can we thank God in a manner which is acceptable to Him. I am Muslim by faith and looked to the Quran about it. There are innumerable places in the Quran where God wants us to thank Him for all His blessings, but I could...
| Aug 20, 2013
Fawn Weaver has been married to her husband Keith for almost 10 years, and she's also (drum roll please) incredibly happy. As the founder of HappyWivesClub.com (which has close to 200,000 members from 110 different countries), she wants people to know...
| Aug 31, 2013
Pomegranates and dates, signature Rosh Hashanah fruits in many households, have been associated with the culture of the Holy Land since biblical times.
Both fruits made the Torah's list of the Seven Species; the honey in that list is believed to have...