| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:11 PM
It came to my attention Saturday that a group using the community room at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library was the OC Writers Guild, which has been meeting weekly since July 2011.
This group, which met through http://www.meetup.com, has aspiring...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 8:07 PM
The holiday season is upon us and with it comes visits with family and friends, and plenty of tasty food to eat at each gathering. Here are some who-done-it morsels full of flavor, fun and mystery.
Hanna Denton has some big shoes to fill when she moves...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:17 AM
A three-hour program plus lunch goes really fast when La Crescenta Woman's Club members are involved. On Monday (Nov. 12) these go-getters organized their annual Authors Luncheon at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. A silent auction, door prizes,...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 2:58 PM
CLICK HERE FOR PIX11 EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Nassau County POLICE EMPLOYEE Tossed Classified Confetti at Thanksgiving Parade
Something far more concerning than marching bands, balloons, cheerleaders and clowns was at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Do you use Google Play? If so, have you noticed that they’ve rolled out a new “Instant Playlist”-generating feature recently? It’s very strange, and kind of cool.
Google Play (otherwise and formerly known as Google Music) -- in...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:58 AM
When author Margaret Meacham was a little girl, she let her imagination soar while perched high in the branches of a buckeye tree in her family's Pittsburgh backyard.
Now, half a century after those leafy daydreams, the 60-year-old Meacham is a popular...
| Oct 7, 2012
The St. Zita Society
Scribner: 272 pp., $26
If you're unfamiliar with Ruth Rendell, if you've somehow managed to miss her 60 or so books, if you've never experienced the frisson...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The Dead Do Not Improve
Jay Caspian Kang
Hogarth: 272 pp, $25
Jay Caspian Kang's debut novel, "The Dead Do Not Improve," demands to be accepted on its own terms. Moving past the era in which...
| Dec 6, 2012
From the Pope's Christmas Day message to an airing of the memorable 1977 Jesus of Nazareth miniseries, here is some of the religious programming airing over the next few weeks, throughout the holiday season. All times Eastern. Check back for updates and...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Bradley Elementary at Fort Leavenwoth was celebrating Dr. Suess' Birthday all week long. To help cap off the festivities, administrators invited some of us community folk to come in and read.
Believe it or not, I love reading. I loved it as a kid....
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Cornelia Maude Spelman
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
811 Elm Street
To purchase a copy of the book:
Missing: A Memoir
Acclaimed children's book author Cornelia Maude Spelman's memoir of her family springs from a...