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  • 'The Great Society' a bustle of history lacking full LBJ picture

    'The Great Society' a bustle of history lacking full LBJ picture
    When last seen in Robert Schenkkan's "All the Way," Lyndon B. Johnson was being serenaded with "Happy Days Are Here Again." After brokering the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with an iron fist and a good ol' boy smile, he managed to escape...
  • LAPD finds motorcycle cop's missing shotgun; man arrested

    LAPD finds motorcycle cop's missing shotgun; man arrested
    Los Angeles police found a shotgun that fell off an officer’s motorcycle and on Friday arrested the man accused of taking it from the area. Takee Williams, 43, was arrested for grand theft after officers were able to track down the shotgun a few...
  • Rosie sign on Kennedy Expressway gives family hope

    Rosie sign on Kennedy Expressway gives family hope
    Over a bleak stretch of the Kennedy Expressway that is often jammed with soul-crushing traffic, the enormous holiday light displays burst through the rush-hour malaise. At Easter, a 12-foot pink bunny, flanked by eggs and flowers, waves cheerily at...
  • The Civil Rights Act: What JFK, LBJ, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had to say

    Today, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is celebrated across the United States and its historical virtue extolled in textbooks. Fifty years ago, however, as it made its way through Congress, the landmark legislation was intensely polarizing. Debate on the...
  • Simsbury Zoning Board Approves Location For MLK Memorial

    Simsbury Zoning Board Approves Location For MLK Memorial
    SIMSBURY — The zoning board last week approved the location for a Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The monument will be adjacent to the red school house on the Simsbury Historical Society property. The discussion of a memorial started about two...
  • The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal

    The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal
    Pat Summitt may be on the way to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, but Sally Ride has a way to go. Many are recommended for Congress' highest civilian honor, but only a handful receive it. Still, it's been awarded to a heart surgeon, a comedian,...
  • Calif. woman beaten by officer, family wants justice

    Calif. woman beaten by officer, family wants justice
    The family of a woman allegedly thrown to the ground and punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer is asking that the two officers involved in the incident be punished, the woman's attorney said Saturday. "She's not just some animal,"...
  • H.B. July 4 parade televised for first time

    H.B. July 4 parade televised for first time
    The Huntington Beach Fourth of July parade has been held in the city for 110 years, but Friday marked the first time the annual tradition was broadcast across Southern California. From 10 a.m. to noon, millions of viewers in the Southland were able to...
  • Weekend preview: Coconut bikini top and Bikini Bottom

    Weekend preview: Coconut bikini top and Bikini Bottom
    Saturday’s Ju-Luau and Lake Worth Crab Crawl is the kind of earnest event that reels  you in by proclaiming that you’ll be getting lei’d all day and … you don’t even roll your eyes. Because everybody’s heart is in...
  • ‘Star Wars Rebels’: First look at ‘Rebel hunter’ villain Agent Kallus

     
    As the fall premiere of “Star Wars Rebels” grows ever closer, we're getting more familiar with the characters created to […]...
  • Teenage killer, now 51, gets another day in court

    Teenage killer, now 51, gets another day in court
    Levi Watkins, the pioneering cardiac surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, remembers the date — January 15 — because it was the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., and because what happened that night still makes him ache. It...