| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Janet Shaw passed away peacefully on June 15 at home in Newport Beach surrounded by her family. Originally from Royal Oak, Michigan, she attended Albion College, became a Delta Zeta, and graduated with a degree in sociology six months after the attack...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The stories of thousands of Japanese American citizens detained during World War II because of their ancestry will be shared when a documentary is screened this month on Hawaii’s Big Island.
“The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:35 AM
I stopped in at Sterling Engineering in Barkhamsted, walking up a hill past a couple of old farm houses on the property. Chris Haddad, the vice president and general manager, explained that, yes, the place started in a cow barn at the Lavieri farm.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:59 PM
A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:02 PM
If Chester Nez dared to use his Navajo language in school, punishment was swift and literally distasteful. He had to scrub his tongue with a toothbrush and wash out his mouth with bitter soap.
So he was intrigued when recruiters from the U.S. Marines...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:37 PM
"We must resist our dreams of managing history."
—Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952)
When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Fond memories come to mind when Don Miyada looks back on his days at Newport Harbor High School.
The now-retired, 89-year-old Westminster resident still remembers the classes he took and the camaraderie of his classmates. However, there's one photo...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:03 PM
His name was Billy Woods, Seaman 2nd Class William Anthony Woods, and he left William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens to join the U.S. Navy. He was aboard the USS Arizona at 7:48 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese began their stunning air assault...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:55 AM
"The Galapagos: A Natural History"
Basic Books, $27.99
The 13 islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago lie off the west coast of South America. Author Henry Nicholls, an ambassador for the Galapagos Conservation Trust and the editor of its...
| Jun 19, 2014
At times of crisis, we slip reflexively into finger-pointing mode. President Barack Obama's critics blame the swift fall of major Iraqi cities to Islamist radicals on his decision to withdraw U.S. combat forces from the battered country. His supporters...
| Jul 5, 2014
Judging from reader emails, my 2003 Ford Mustang might be more popular than I am.
The unofficial car of the Postcards From Florida column has received plenty of praise for its supporting role in road trips such as a recent excursion on the historic Fort...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Don Miyada remembers the classes he took, the carefree days with his high school classmates and the building excitement as graduation day approached.
But that moment never arrived.
A month before he was to put on his cap and gown and march with the...