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  • 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......
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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......
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy

    The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy
    The 18th annual Gift of Hope Gala benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. unfolded June 8 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Some 400 donors filled the elegant ballroom for the black-tie affair emceed by the beautiful blond media personality Jamie...
  • New CEO to lead change microloan non-profit

    New CEO to lead change microloan non-profit
    Inside the John Hancock Center, 13 floors up, Vicki Escarra gazes into a large camera lens. She eschews a word-for-word script, speaking instead from an outline that allows for more spontaneity. "You know, women are the largest untapped lever in the...
  • It's A Gray Area: Government is meddling in health care

    Since my last column about health care appeared in this space, the system has continued to gallop toward disaster. Today, under the federal government's "leadership," we often pay several times more in the United States for the same prescription drugs...