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  • So close, so far, so close

    So close, so far, so close
    I was just months away from marrying my high school sweetheart and shipping off to the Peace Corps. I'd had a bright five-year plan that included teaching English in a faraway land. The idea of a new culture and new life filled me with the sense that...
  • Midge Turk Richardson dies at 82; ex-nun and Seventeen editor

    Midge Turk Richardson dies at 82; ex-nun and Seventeen editor
    Midge Turk Richardson, a former nun and parochial school principal in Los Angeles who cast off her habit for the world of New York publishing, where she reigned for nearly two decades as editor of Seventeen magazine, has died. She was 82. Richardson,...
  • Kelly easily wins Democratic race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress

    Kelly easily wins Democratic race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress
    Former state Rep. Robin Kelly easily won the special Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's...
  • Clinton praises ambassador to Libya, calls attackers 'savage group'

     
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said officials are investigating the killing of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and other Americans....
  • O.C. voter turnout far behind 2008, but mail-in ballots up

     
    Just over 19% of registered Orange County voters had cast ballots by 3 p.m. Tuesday, a notable drop from the 2008 elections, county officials said....
  • Arab American exhibit on display in Little Tokyo

     
    A traveling exhibit highlighting often forgotten Arab immigrants is being displayed in Little Tokyo, sharing the work of a community and its contributions to history since the American Revolution. "Patriots and Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to...
  • Gay Scout Policy Change

     
    I promised in my Thursday column to run the full texts of two items relating to the Boy Scouts' recent decision to allow openly gay boys to be Scouts. One was an email I received from Mario Machado (above, with......
  • Slain Libyan ambassador described as 'unflappable' by his brother

     
    Slain ambassador Chris Stevens first became interested in international affairs back at Piedmont High School in the East Bay, according to his younger brother Tom....
  • It's A Gray Area: 'The whole world is not like Irvine'

    Life is short, so we all need reminders that our lives are fleeting. I remind myself by trying to keep in mind some rules I made long ago to help design my life which I call "The Designer Niners." They have helped me, and maybe to some extent they will do...
  • Dan Goods, JPL's science seer

     Dan Goods, JPL's science seer
    When artist Dan Goods arrived at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they gave him a six-month shot. In May, he'll have been there 10 years as JPL's "visual strategist." He glued soda bottles to the roof of his Taurus to create music on an m.p.h. pipe organ....
  • Slain U.S. ambassador to Libya remembered for his languages, service

     
    Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in an attack on the consulate there, was raised in a musical San Francisco Bay Area family and played the saxophone “about at the Bill Clinton level,” his stepfather joked in a tribute...
  • Eagle Scout's Letter

     
    My column Saturday will focus on a letter that an area Eagle Scout wrote to the Boy Scouts of America, protesting its anti-gay policies and accompanied by the return of his Eagle Scout medal. Unfortunately, space didn't permit the use......