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  • UC Berkeley establishes fund honoring slain ambassador

    The family of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens -- who died in an attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya -- has established a fund honoring him at UC Berkeley, the university announced Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of his death....
  • Review: 'Somehow' by Douglas Cruickshank

    Review: 'Somehow' by Douglas Cruickshank
    "Somehow: Living on Uganda Time,” Douglas Cruickshank's weighty miracle of a book, is about the 2 1/2 years he spent living in Africa. When the author was 56 years old, a time when many are beginning to say the word “retirement” with...
  • Still Fresh: The Day JFK Was Shot

    Still Fresh: The Day JFK Was Shot
    For those who are at least 55, the events of Nov. 22, 1963, are forever sealed in the collective memory. Ever fresh. Ever horrifying. Whether in school, at home or in the workplace, we heard the dreadful news on that Friday: John F. Kennedy has been...
  • The Crowd: Giving WINGS to graduate women

    The Crowd: Giving WINGS to graduate women
    They soared on the wings of eagles. A group of Newport-Mesa women, led by Stephanie Bernardy and Michele Mullen, came together Sept. 13 at Newport Beach's Haute Cakes Caffe to launch a new women's auxiliary dedicated to fundraising and "friendraising"...
  • Before WWII, Isolationism Ruled The Land

    In January 1938, Rep. Louis Ludlow, an Indiana Democrat, proposed a constitutional amendment strongly supported by the public: "Except in the event of an invasion of the United States or its territorial possessions and attack upon its citizens residing...
  • St. Cloud man dreams of Martian address

    St. Cloud man dreams of Martian address
    The '60s were an heady time for space exploration. President John F. Kennedy fired the starter's pistol in the space race with a rousing speech about America's manifest space destiny: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things,...
  • By request: Liberals may stumble but won't fall if Obamacare collapses

     
    Friday's print column From the request line: "A column on the collapse (or not) of the liberal/progressive narrative in light of the Obamacare debacle." Don't get me wrong, I'm not hard up for column ideas. But they're all my ideas,......
  • Time to put service back on the national agenda

    Hello from 8,000 feet. I'm in Aspen, where the conversation, thankfully, is much thicker than the air. I'm here for the inaugural 21st Century National Service Summit, sponsored by the Franklin Project, a new venture of the Aspen Institute. For two days,...
  • Remember My Uncle Jack's Legacy Of Compassion

    Remember My Uncle Jack's Legacy Of Compassion
    This week, as Nov. 22 approached, reporters, historians and former colleagues recalled the presidency of John F. Kennedy and examined the impact of his death on that date in 1963. Many accounts describe it as that generation's 9/11, the day when innocence...
  • UC San Diego and Riverside top Washington Monthly rankings

     UC San Diego and Riverside top Washington Monthly rankings
    UC San Diego and UC Riverside are first and second in the annual "socially conscious" ranking of national universities being released Monday by Washington Monthly magazine. For the fourth year in a row, the San Diego campus topped the Washington Monthly...
  • Done with Africa, travel author Paul Theroux looks stateside

    Done with Africa, travel author Paul Theroux looks stateside
    It's been half a century since Paul Theroux showed up as a fresh-faced Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Africa. It's been 38 years since “The Great Railway Bazaar” made his name as a travel writer, and about 11 since he traveled overland...
  • Volunteer profile: Michael Shvartsman

    Volunteer profile: Michael Shvartsman
    After graduating from Deerfield High School in 2005, Michael Shvartsman attended Ohio University and earned a bachelor's degree in finance. He holds a certificate from the school's Global Leadership Center, which he says has been valuable during his Peace...