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  • The Rev. Gerald W. 'Jerry' Weiss, United Methodist pastor

    The Rev. Gerald W. 'Jerry' Weiss, United Methodist pastor
    The Rev. Gerald W. "Jerry" Weiss, a pastor of United Methodist churches in Maryland who enjoyed collecting and repairing antique clocks, died April 6 of heart failure at the Charlestown retirement community. He was 84. "His use by God went beyond local...
  • The Sterling controversy has given the NBA plenty of unexpected attention

    Donald Sterling gave the NBA a gift before he was kicked out of the club. The release of audio tapes with his now infamous, ill-conceived remarks to his girlfriend stirred a controversy that had the whole world talking about the NBA for a couple days,...
  • Managing construction projects is in Deryl McKissack's genes

    The gig: Deryl McKissack, 52, is president and chief executive of McKissack & McKissack, a construction management and design firm with offices in Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago and Baltimore. The firm manages about $15 billion in construction projects....
  • California students feel UC admission squeeze

    California students feel UC admission squeeze
    California high school seniors faced a tougher time winning a freshman spot at most of the UC campuses for the fall, with their chances at UCLA and UC Berkeley now fewer than one in five, according to a report released Friday. Six of UC's nine...
  • Race and the arc of history

    Re "Was Martin Luther King wrong?," Opinion, April 28 Martin Luther King Jr. was right: The arc of the moral universe is very long, and it does bend toward justice. This means that many things can happen along the sweeping path of the arc that are not...
  • City readies Bailey Arts space opening

    Pompano Beach officials are keen on improving arts in the city. The latest in the city's art ventures involves the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCa), a space that will serve as a creative arts studio for local artists and a venue for various art-related...
  • Street closure starts tonight for Crenshaw/LAX rail construction

    Street closure starts tonight for Crenshaw/LAX rail construction
    A portion of Crenshaw Boulevard in South Los Angeles will be closed Friday night in anticipation of the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line. Traffic will be halted for a block-long stretch that extends in front of Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw...
  • An African seeks understanding and refuge in Israel

    This evening, like most recently, a crowd had massed in Tel Aviv's Lewinsky Park. Huddled under blankets, hundreds of immigrants milled across worn-down grass as speakers passed around a microphone, discussing upcoming demonstrations. It was the...
  • 'Ride Along 2' to roll out in January 2016

    Kevin Hart and Ice Cube will ride again in "Ride Along 2" on Jan. 15, 2016, Universal Pictures has announced. The follow-up to the hit buddy comedy "Ride Along" will once again debut over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a date that proved successful...
  • Man breaks into National Civil Rights Museum, takes nap

    Man breaks into National Civil Rights Museum, takes nap
    A man broke into the Lorraine Motel this week and took a nap on a bed inside room 308, just a few doors down from room 306, where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, WMCTV reports.  When security officers heard a window break early...
  • Dorothy Height, civil rights icon with core of steel, gets a doodle

    Dorothy Height, an icon for civil rights as well as women's rights, is celebrated with a Google doodle today on what would have been her 102nd birthday. If you said "Dorothy who?" this is for you.  Height stood on the same stage as Martin Luther...