| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Over the last 100 years, technological advances have revolutionized entire countries, but over the last 1,000 years, social advances have done little to fundamentally change homelessness and hunger.
In Laguna Beach, the homeless issue is a known...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Whether you donate time, blood or money, volunteering feels good (after the "ouch" for blood donors). Now helping others can help you snag some travel deals and discounts too.
VolunteerIDcard was launched in 2009 to reward card-carrying volunteers with...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 5:07 PM
You do the math.
One mom plus four kids younger than 10, plus one paycheck totaling $350 a week. No algebra is needed to realize that an annual income of slightly more than $18,000 for five people does not add up to independence.
That's why the Apopka...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 8:55 PM
As hard as it is to believe, the year 2012 is now upon us. And I am only just now about ready to face the Y2K problem!
But with the sobering understanding that time will continue to fly by, I now ask you: Knowing what you know now, if you could have...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Since last summer, a former Peace Corpsvolunteer from Tacoma, Washington has been wasting away in a Nicaraguan prison, wrongfully convicted of international drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime, his supporters say.
A growing chorus of...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:43 PM
A national contest is seeking nominations of outstanding senior volunteers.
The Salute to Senior Service program includes a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and will culminate in the selection of a national winner during...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 8:58 PM
The Seattle School Board voted 4-3 Wednesday night to continue the Teach for America program.
A year ago, Seattle Public Schools voted to allow up to 24 Teach for America recruits into classrooms to be full-time instructors. At least one school board...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:43 PM
A couple hundred of Bonnie and Arnold Hano's nearest and dearest celebrated Arnold's 90th birthday Saturday at Tivoli Terrace.
The nonagenarian requested no gifts for himself, but gifts to the Laguna Beach Community Clinic or Village Laguna were...
| Aug 25, 2011
"Whirled News Tonight" ***
Absurd and often just plain depressing, the news on any given day is always ripe for a send-up. Jon Stewart knows it. The Onion knows it. And the long-running improvised show "Whirled News Tonight" knows it.
Coming up on its...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:18 PM
Jason Puracal was sentenced to 22 years in prison in Nicaragua. Now, his family has asked the U.S. Government for help. They plan to rally outside the Paramount Theatre this Sunday, where President Obama will be speaking.
“You can`t put an innocent...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:08 AM
"Portlandia,""Homeland,""Game of Thrones,""Parks and Recreation,""Treme"and "The Colbert Report"are among the TV winners of the 71st annual Peabody Awards announced Wednesday.
The Peabody board picked 38 winners, including several PBS specials and the...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 7:27 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Peace Corps volunteers have been evacuated from Mali and non-essential U.S. diplomatic personnel have been offered flights out due to ongoing political instability following a military coup in March, the State Department said on...