| May 13, 2010
| 4:24 PM
(Getty/Tim Sloan) by James Oliphant and Lisa Mascaro Elena Kagan, President Obama's choice as the nation's next Supreme Court justice, has never been a judge and until recently had never argued a case in court. Ever since her nomination......
| Jan 31, 2010
| 4:32 PM
NEW YORK -- Henry Cowell, the all-American composer of the 20th century, did it all. âI want to live in the whole world of music,â he said. He was âthe open sesame of new music in America,â John Cage said.......
| Feb 26, 2010
Sieg Lindstrom, the last proprietor of Fowler Brothers, a storied bookstore and stationery shop co-founded by his grandfather in 1888 in downtown Los Angeles, has died. He was 82.
Lindstrom died Feb. 11 at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora of...
| Mar 25, 2010
| 10:38 AM
Middle school students around San Diego County competed in the 41st annual San Diego Union-Tribune Spelling Bee Thursday.
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The contest began with 86 anxious contestants....
| May 9, 2010
I worried, almost from the beginning of my research into the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, that something did not quite add up with Stephen Ambrose's famous biography of the former president.
I say almost from the beginning because I had no inkling at...
| Dec 1, 2010
Virginia Knight, a former first lady of California who moved into the governor's mansion in 1954 as the bride of Goodwin Knight and was an early proponent of turning the residence into a museum, has died. She was 92.
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| Sep 22, 2010
The United States Supreme Court likes its mystery: Cases are argued in public, briefs are available for all to read, but its real work is carried out in conferences attended by the nine justices alone. So private are those deliberations that in the rare...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 5:20 PM
I was privileged on Feb. 18 to attend a celebration of how our system works, particularly when good people use it for the right purpose. Sometimes it takes time and patience, but eventually we get it right. The celebration took place at the federal...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement.
In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
| Apr 3, 2011
A. Alan Post, the longtime legislative analyst who watched over the budgets of California governors from Earl Warren to Jerry Brown, has died. He was 96.
Post, who also was a well-regarded artist, died March 26 of natural causes at his home in...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:31 AM
There may be no better young horse handler in the Imperial Valley right now than Gabrielle Lofton.
The 17-year-old has excelled at equestrian activities for most of her life, with her most recent accolades occurring in the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse...
| May 1, 2011
In his cogent, nuanced account of the 1949 prosecution of American communists under the Smith Act, former Los Angeles Times staff writer Scott Martelle sees this case fitting into a troubling pattern. From the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to the...