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  • The return of the youth vote

    Matt Murphy knows it is hard to be a Republican at any college, much less UCLA. "I can't walk down the quad without someone trying to talk to me about Obama or give me a flier. . . . They want me to drink the Democratic Kool-Aid," said the 19-year-old...
  • Douglas Kearney says winning a Whiting Writers' Award is a fresh start

    Douglas Kearney says winning a Whiting Writers' Award is a fresh start
    Like everyone else at the Old Dominion Literary Festival, Southern California poet Douglas Kearney had turned his ringer off. So when a stranger called and left an undecipherable message, Kearney, preparing for his reading, didn't think much of it. As a...
  • Oh, get a room: the beauty of mini prefab buildings

    The situation: Bonnie and Michael Kelly needed extra space for their son and daughter to do homework and hang out with friends. The problem: To hire an architect and build the kind of addition that the Agoura Hills couple wanted would have cost six...
  • PASSINGS: Bob Greenberg, Jack Michon, Bernhard Perlin, Robert Jay Brandt, Richard H. Fogel

    Bob Greenberg Music industry executive Bob Greenberg, 75, a longtime music industry executive who held key positions at several record labels including Atlantic, Warner Bros., MGM/UA and Mirage, died Friday in West Hills, a day after suffering a stroke,...
  • Marie Harris dies at 87; Pacoima activist backed San Fernando Valley secession

    Marie Harris dies at 87; Pacoima activist backed San Fernando Valley secession
    Marie Harris, a Pacoima community activist who was one of three San Fernando Valley residents who signed the paperwork that officially set in motion the Valley secession movement, died Dec. 2 at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. She was 87. The cause...
  • Paul Sawyer dies at 75; Unitarian Universalist minister, peace and social justice activist

    Paul Sawyer dies at 75; Unitarian Universalist minister, peace and social justice activist
    The Rev. Paul Sawyer, a Unitarian Universalist minister and peace and social justice activist whose landmark, onion-shaped former sanctuary in the San Fernando Valley was the site of one of the Merry Pranksters' famous "Acid Test" gatherings in the 1960s,...
  • 'Planet Earth' viewers get close to nature

    'Planet Earth' viewers get close to nature
    A thousand feet above Van Nuys, J.T. Alpaugh sat in the rear seat of a news copter, joystick in hand, ready to show off the high-definition video camera that hung orb-like from the front of the aircraft. "OK, see that car up there?" Alpaugh asked....
  • New Shane's Inspiration playground at Anthony Beilenson Park

    New Shane's Inspiration playground at Anthony Beilenson Park
    THE OPENING of a new playground can bring joy to a neighborhood, and visitors to the popular Lake Balboa recreation area were given a reason to celebrate June 9 as a state-of-the-art playground was unveiled at the Anthony Beilenson Park (better known as...
  • Ruggieri & C. Prosecco di Valdobbiadene

    Ruggieri  &   C. Prosecco di Valdobbiadene
    Those of us happy to ring in a new decade are still celebrating. And for that, more bubbly is in order. For my money, a good Prosecco is better than a mid-level nonvintage brut. Italy's Veneto region produces some excellent sparkling wines from the...
  • A law for bad humans

    HONESTLY, PEOPLE. Here it is, the day after Independence Day, and some "independent" citizens you all are, still expecting someone else to clean up after you. There are all kinds of public messes — from leaving it to the schools to discipline...
  • Dr. Death, American icon

    I'VE ALWAYS BELIEVED that someday there will be a Jack Kevorkian postage stamp. Granted, it will be a first-class stamp that costs $3; that's how far into the future we're talking. But considering we've already had a Richard Nixon stamp, who says you need...
  • Preparation F

    If reports that Southern California leaders were not adequately prepared to deal with the first big fires of this fall season sound familiar, that's because they are. The Los Angeles Times, and in particularly its editorial board, has been pointing out...