| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:23 PM
It was the first presidential election I remember: 1952, Eisenhower vs. Stevenson.
I was 7 and a student in Mrs. Collins' third-grade class at Corona del Mar Elementary School — a leafy, secreted campus that has long since been bulldozed....
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:04 PM
I recently received a flattering note from a discerning Manchester reader, explaining that "you are one of the few reasons we keep buying the Commie Courant."
By "Commie Courant," I'm sure he didn't really mean that The Courant was part of the...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:44 PM
Any day now, Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover will arrive at David Peterson's doorstep.
At his Burbank home they'll join the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Thomas Jefferson — most of the presidents, really, in a collection of figurines...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 3:48 PM
The optimistic incorporators and builders of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad, which was founded in Baltimore in 1827 and began building westward the next year, envisioned it would take 10 years and $10 million...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:56 PM
SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) - A UC Irvine professor pleaded not guilty Wednesday to eight counts of arson that prosecutors claim was part of an elaborate mass murder plot to kill students and administrators son's school after the boy's suicide.
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:03 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. -- More than 1,200 files on suspected sexual molesters in the Boy Scouts of America were made public Thursday, lifting the veil on decades of alleged abuse in one of the nation's oldest youth organizations.
The court-ordered release of the...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Wade Michael Page, the man accused of killing six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, was a member of a white supremacist band called End Apathy, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, and in a 2010 interview about the band had expressed...
| Aug 25, 2012
The witch had been weeping in the boxwoods for more than half a century before Laura Amy Schlitz picked up her pen and set her free.
The 57-year-old Schlitz is the librarian at Park School and a Newbery Medal-winning author whose newest novel, "Splendors...
| Apr 8, 2012
Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it's understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author.
Stegner, a prolific novelist, essayist, conservation advocate and professor at Stanford...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 11:57 PM
Twenty years ago, Bob Spitz spent several weeks touring Sicily in the company of Julia Child.
"We ate and drank and talked. We talked about her entire life," recalled the writer of "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child." "I had her voice in my...
| Apr 5, 2011
Edwin Gaustad, a retired UC Riverside history and religious studies professor who was a preeminent scholar on the separation of church and state, and who did groundbreaking work mapping the nation's religious landscape, has died. He was 87.