| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:03 PM
When Daniel K. Inouye was 17, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. An aspiring surgeon, he spent much of the next week helping care for the wounded at an elementary school in his native Honolulu.
He wanted to enlist immediately but couldn't. Japanese...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:02 PM
John Brennan, newly confirmed director of the CIA, assured Americans in a speech last year on targeted killing that there is "absolutely nothing casual" about the process of targeted killing, including that of American citizens. He included in this the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:37 PM
This week, a deeply troubled Navy reservist got himself killed during a murderous shootout in Washington, D.C. Last year, suicides caused more deaths in the U.S. military than active combat around the world. Something must be terribly wrong.
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Lillian Kawasaki, a veteran Los Angeles city administrator who spearheaded major initiatives to protect air and water quality as the first head of the Environmental Affairs Department, died of cancer Thursday at her home in Long Beach. She was 62.
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Bob Fletcher, who quit his job as a state agricultural inspector during World War II to save the Sacramento farms of interned Japanese American families, died May 23 in Sacramento, his family announced. He was 101.
A few months after the Japanese...
| Feb 21, 2013
George Aratani, a Los Angeles businessman who donated millions of dollars to Japanese American causes, and with his wife endowed the nation’s first academic chair to study the World War II internment of people of Japanese descent and their efforts...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:56 AM
GIGLIO, Italy -- Twenty months after it capsized off the Italian coast, killing 32 people, the Costa Concordia cruise ship slowly emerged from the sea Monday as a painstaking $800-million salvage effort got underway.
With 56 giant pulleys starting to...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Historians have said that losing the Philippines in the early stages of World War II was a defining event in the career of Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
The same could be said of Edwin Ramsey. But Ramsey couldn't admit defeat.
After MacArthur's retreat in...
| May 12, 2013
Rosemary McClure's May 5 article on Avalon turning 100 was outstanding ["Still Shining"]. Another way for visitors to experience Avalon's golden days is to have breakfast or lunch at the Inn on Mt. Ada, [William] Wrigley's home, completed in 1921. By...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
The USS Missouri, one of the United States’ most iconic warships, this summer marks the 15th anniversary of its permanent mooring at Pearl Harbor.
The ship saw action in World War II, the Korean conflict, Operation Desert Storm and a motion...
| Dec 2, 2012
Dec. 7, 1941: Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Dec. 8, 1941: Japanese bomb the Philippines, destroying many aircraft at Clark Field
Dec. 22, 1941: About 43,000 Japanese troops begin the main invasion of Luzon; American and Filipino troops begin to...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:14 AM
A few dozen pennies, shiny and perpetually floating in a clear brick of plastic sit on Herman Shooster's desk. Given as a gift celebrating the 1968 initial public offering of his first entrepreneurial venture, a frozen food company, it wasn't long...