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  • Garden paths

    Garden paths
    Online refer: For more garden photos, go to baltimoresun.com/travel. For more information on gardening, read Susan Reimer's blog at baltimoresun.com/gardenvariety When Cheval Opp retired from IBM, she knew exactly what she would do with her time....
  • Children / FCC

    The Federal Communications Commission has adopted rules governing television stations' obligations to broadcast programming responsive to the educational and informational needs of children. The Federal Communications Commission also requires that...
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • 'The Power of Half' by Kevin and Hannah Salwen

    'The Power of Half' by Kevin and Hannah Salwen
    The Power of Half One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back Kevin and Hannah Salwen Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 242 pp., $24 Give it up for the Salwen family. Inspired by 14-year-old Hannah, who had "become increasingly upset about...
  • The Siren's Call: What really happened to the Knights Templar?

    The Siren's Call: What really happened to the Knights Templar?
    The Templars were an elite taskforce -- consider them the Green Berets of the Middle Ages. They were known for their service to the pope, their fierce determination to wrest Jerusalem from the enemy, their great wealth and, like many groups, their...
  • Discoveries: 'Traveling With Pomegranates' and more

    Discoveries: 'Traveling With Pomegranates' and more
    Traveling With Pomegranates A Mother-Daughter Story Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor Viking: 282 pp., $25.95 In 1998, Sue Monk Kidd was 49. Her daughter Ann was 22 and had lived away from home for four years. Her mother missed her "almost...
  • Five great ideas for dealing with your taxes in retirement

    Benjamin Franklin famously said that "in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." With April 15 right around the corner, let's talk about the more palatable of Franklin's two certainties. Taxes don't disappear in...
  • Our Readers Write: Kudos to all involved in the Community Breakfast

    Supporting Fiesta Days in La Cañada over the Memorial Day holiday, the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada-AM happily served 620 French toast breakfasts to friends and neighbors on May 29 in Memorial Park. Twenty-five club members, assisted by ten Benjamin Franklin...
  • Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson

    Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson
    Seeing Further The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society Edited by Bill Bryson William Morrow: 506 pp., $35 There are about 1,400 people currently entitled to tack on "F.R.S." to the end of their names, possibly the world'...
  • Students fill budget gaps themselves

    Patrece Otero remembers when the Glendale Unified School District used to give her $200 a year to buy classroom supplies for her 20 or so students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. This year, Otero received $100 for her 36 students. That's one...
  • State PTA offers scholarships

    The California State PTSA scholarships deadline is approaching. This scholarship recognizes high school seniors for school and community volunteer service and has no grade-point-average requirement. Applicants must be PTA members. Application deadline...