| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:03 PM
You know how it can be with e-mail. You waste so much time getting rid of the junk, you can miss the good stuff.
This occurred to me last week, when I came to a message I'd missed, from April of 2011.
"Dear Mr. Lopez," it began, "my name is Ricardo...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Un adolescente local enfrenta cargos de homicidio y otros cargos de felonía por presuntamente iniciar un fuego el domingo antes del amanecer que mató a la estudiante universitaria de 19 años Kristen Milano, quien dormía en el apartamento de su...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 PM
John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85.
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A crucial component of the Republican Party's assault on the Affordable Care Act always has been ignorance--that is, the promotion of ignorance about the ACA's benefits among the general population.
Now, from the consulting firm McKinsey & Co., comes...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Sometimes you just have to stand back and salute the joy in activity.
The annual Saturday kids run that was part of the St. Luke's Half Marathon last month is one of those times, when you see youngsters barely out of the toddler stage ambling down...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:52 PM
As volunteers unloaded and stacked boxes and bags of food at the Tinley Park Convention Center, Johanns Williams was all smiles -- and not because the teams were responding with the speed and intensity of an Indy 500 pit crew.
"There is something...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:39 PM
A recent report on the state of Orange County's communities paints a picture of a growing economy powered by job increases in major industries, but with the region's families struggling to keep up.
The county's annual Community Indicators Report —...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:43 PM
HMK Insurance in Bethlehem — the region's largest locally owned and independent agency — has striven to maintain a familial corporate culture even as it has gotten bigger.
Founded in 1914, HMK (Hampson, Mowrer, Kreitz) offers business and...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Carol Robinson had just put the necklaces on display when two customers walked in.
Their friend — the mother of a bride-to-be who'd been jilted a day before she was to walk down the altar — needed a pick-me-up.
Drawn to the words...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Recently a friend of mine posted to Facebook that she is desperately seeking affordable help with her taxes, which are due in just a couple weeks. She is a freelancer with income from many different sources and also has some back taxes to file. If you'...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:31 PM
OSO, Washington - Recovery teams struggling through thick mud up to their armpits and heavy downpours at the site of a devastating landslide in Washington state are also facing an unseen and potentially dangerous stew of toxic contaminants.
| Apr 7, 2014
What the homeless need most is permanent supportive housing. Not shelter beds, not handouts or the occasional hot meal. They need housing in a building or complex that offers the services they require — substance-abuse treatment, mental health...