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  • Volunteering is a force that bridges divides

    Yesterday President Obama and the first lady, along with Vice President Biden and his wife, hosted former president George Herbert Walker Bush, former first lady Barbara Bush, and other members of the Bush family to honor the winners of the 5,000th...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Community-minded hackers code well for the future

    Community-minded hackers code well for the future
    On a recent day at work in a San Francisco loft, Moncef Belyamani was sporting a hipster "LOVE" T-shirt and riffing, with obsessive detail, on the evolution of vinyl record production. The Android coder and sometime dance-club DJ wrapped up by...
  • Joel Brinkley: Mess in Honduras has US fingerprints

    The State Department issued a new travel advisory last week for a neighbor state, Honduras, warning potential American visitors that they risk being kidnapped or killed. What's more, it said, if they face a problem, the police may not even show up. If...
  • Family of slain U.S. ambassador to Libya announces UC Berkeley fund

    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....
  • TMI: Emily Woodward

    TMI: Emily Woodward
    Name: Emily Woodward Age: 33 Occupation: Baker Found at: Get Baked in Windsor   Best adventures you've been on? I had a really bad day working in a factory, went home, and checked out a temp job website. They e-mailed me within a week and I quickly...
  • PASSINGS: Jim Flick, Jack Hood Vaughn

    PASSINGS: Jim Flick, Jack Hood Vaughn
    Jim Flick Longtime golf instructor Jim Flick, 82, a golf instructor for more than 50 years whose clients included Tom Lehman and Jack Nicklaus, died Monday at his home in Carlsbad, Calif., of pancreatic cancer, his family said. Flick taught golf in...
  • Under a literary spell

    Under a literary spell
    As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m. "It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
  • Convicted former Rep. Mel Reynolds wants Jackson seat in Congress

    Convicted former Rep. Mel Reynolds wants Jackson seat in Congress
    Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said he will ask voters to focus on his congressional experience rather than his state and federal criminal record as he announced his bid today for the seat held by Jesse Jackson Jr., who has resigned. At a...