| Mar 11, 2012
The reader response to Chicago Flashback has been wonderful. Since the first week, readers have offered up Flashback ideas based on their own lives, the stories grandma always told and events they remembered from their history lessons. We've used many...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Re. "Fair Board votes to stop elephant rides," March 23:
Kudos to the Orange County Fair Board for making the ethical decision to spare elephants from a grim life of billhooks and boredom. Science has shown the depth and reach of elephants'...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 6:49 AM
COSTA MESA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Responding to animal rights activists, the Orange County Fair says it will stop offering elephant rides to the public, ending a 25-year tradition.
On Thursday, the O.C. Fair Board voted 7-1 against reviewing the contract of...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:06 PM
The easy rationale for a couple of bad decisions is to blame them on a full moon.
Unfortunately, the lunar calendar is not to blame for the removal of the fire rings at the beach in Corona del Mar. After 60 years of providing wonderful memories, they are...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Our group is ALIOS, which stands for "A Little Island of Sanity." We are nine Lombard women who have been meeting in our homes since September 2005.
Favorite book: "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. We spent most of the evening talking about it,...
| May 27, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Information on events for Sunday, May 27th
Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
Sunday @ 10 a.m.
Village Green, Garden Grove
The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is an opportunity to celebrate everything strawberry, from Strawberry...
| Jun 3, 2012
Sunday @ 9am Free! Stentorians of Los Angeles First CPR Training Marathon 1409 West Vernon Avenue Los Angeles You MUST pre-register! (323) 296 4690 www.lacostentorians.org If a friend or loved one had a heart attack, would you know what to do until help...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 10:34 AM
The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has agreed to pay a $270,000 fine to settle charges it violated federal animal welfare laws.
Feld Entertainment Inc., of Vienna, Virginia, did not admit wrongdoing or violating U.S. Department of...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 4:27 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slapped the parent company of the "Greatest Show on Earth" with a record penalty for alleged animal rights violations.
Feld Entertainment Inc., which produces the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has...
| Dec 18, 2011
Phileas Fogg went around the world in 80 days. I did it in 23. And I bet I visited more amazing sites than he — India's Taj Mahal, Easter Island, Tibet, Cambodia's Angkor Wat, the African plains, to name a few — all without having to endure...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:13 AM
MFUWE, Zambia - We're nodding off in our tent, pitched under a tree, when the crunching and gnashing begin.
It's the hippos again, a half-dozen massive beasts climbing up from the Luangwa River for their nightly feed. During September, a hot, dry month...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 6:57 AM
UPDATE: House lawmakers declined to adopt that would make it illegal to possess "dangerous wild animals."
FRANKLIN — Debbie Jeter unlocked the chain-link fence door and stepped inside.
Less than 10 feet away was a 450-pound brown bear. The only...