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  • Former Mirror Writer Beaten to Death – Update

     
    Roby Heard, 1921 - 1960 This is something I wrote in 2002 at the request of Det. Rick Jackson of the LAPD’s cold case unit. Jackson said that the “murder book” for 1960 was missing and that the department had......
  • Prop. 26 confusion: What's a tax?

     
    When should a "fee" be called a "tax"? Is it a tax or a fee when the government slaps a 20-cent-per-pack levy on cigarettes to help clean up litter -- as San Francisco has? Is it a fee or a......
  • New database lets people search for information on outbreaks of food-borne illness

     
    Want to know if the food in your kitchen or favorite restaurant is safe –- or has been linked to a food-safety recall? Marler Clark, the Seattle-based group known for being the nation’s leading law firm for victims of food-borne......
  • Video: Scenes from record-setting L.A. rainstorms

     
    Forecasters say Southern California should brace for two more days of intense rain. Here are some videos capturing various views of the storm, which broke rain records Sunday: APTLY NAMED PARK: Water rose to the top of the swing sets......
  • Kit foxes thriving on people food in California

     
    In Central Florida, we have black bears who are rummaging in neighborhoods for snacks as their wilder habitats keep shrinking. In central California, smaller wild denizens are eating off the fat of the land in human territory. Mark Grossi of The Fresno...
  • All aboard: California high-speed rail planners prepare to put out billions in contracts

     
    California’s high-speed rail planners on Wednesday cracked open the flood gates for bidders expected to rush in after billions of dollars in construction work projected to start next year....
  • Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey

    Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey
    Stan Musial An American Life George Vecsey Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00 Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
  • Seattle makes list of Top 10 U.S. cities for families

    Seattle makes list of Top 10 U.S. cities for families
    Washington D.C. took the No. 1 spot in Parenting Magazine's latest list of the Top U.S. Cities for Families, the publication said Wednesday. The U.S. capital replaced nearby Arlington, Virginia, which tumbled to No. 70 as a result of changes in the way...
  • It's worth stopping along California 99

    It's worth stopping along California 99
    Call it the accidental road trip. Looking for a less monotonous route home from Northern California last summer, my family and I took California 99 south from Sacramento to Bakersfield and picked up Interstate 5 from there. It took a little longer, but...
  • Ikea plans to install solar panels

    COSTA MESA — Ikea will soon install 1,078 solar panels atop its Costa Mesa store. The installation spanning 30,000 square feet will soon be installed at Ikea's location at Susan Street and South Coast Drive, just off of Harbor Boulevard. Seven...
  • Landfill interim removal continues

    Officials are about a quarter of the way through with the interim removal process of hazardous waste and toxic sludge from the city's defunct landfill. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control has removed about 24,800 pounds of waste from the...
  • 10-20-30 Years Ago

    Ten Years Ago: Two men wearing Ninja masks robbed Citizen's Business Bank in La Caada on a Friday afternoon, shortly before closing. The men waved their guns in the air and pushed one teller to the ground during the robbery, according to the branch...