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  • Decision to canonize Father Junipero Serra draws divided reaction

    Decision to canonize Father Junipero Serra draws divided reaction
    He wandered beyond the edge of Christendom into a rugged land of "infidels" he sought to convert. When Father Junipero Serra and his cavalcade arrived at la bahia de San Diego in 1769, between 225,000 and 310,000 natives inhabited the territory that...
  • New PFAC exhibit explores black history, culture

    New PFAC exhibit explores black history, culture
    A new exhibit opening Saturday at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center captures one of the nation's — and the Peninsula's — ugliest chapters in history with a thought-provoking collection of photographs, paintings and other works of art....
  • Several states consider US citizenship test graduation requirement in wake of new Arizona law

    Arizona's new law requiring high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate appears likely to be adopted in a handful of other states this year, though educators warn it's not a fix-all solution to the nation's dire knowledge...
  • PBS teams with Ridley Scott for Civil War hospital drama

    PBS teams with Ridley Scott for Civil War hospital drama
    Hoping to find its next "Downton Abbey," PBS is reaching back to one of its favorite epochs: the Civil War. The public broadcaster revealed Monday that it has ordered an untitled historical drama from executive producer Ridley Scott, the "Gladiator"...
  • New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends

    New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends
    With its extensive craft beer selection, local artisan coffee and traditional East Coast deli fare along with vegan options, Newport Beach's newest delicatessen is out to prove that "family-friendly" and "trendy" aren't mutually exclusive concepts. Dory...
  • What California Indians lost under Junipero Serra, soon to be saint

    What California Indians lost under Junipero Serra, soon to be saint
    Is there a word for the extinction of cultures? Not the people of those cultures, but the cultures themselves? I ask because one of the notable consequences of the California mission movement founded by and overseen by Father Junipero Serra was the loss...
  • New books about slavery, cotton and commerce

    In the South of my childhood, a field of cotton on a sunny fall day was a beautiful sight the whitest of white bolls against a blue sky. Unless you were picking it. Before the age of mechanized cultivation, my parents hand-picked cotton on their parents'...
  • Rob Owen: Billy Porter loves 'Empire'

    Actor, singer, writer, director, composer Billy Porter gets his own one-man edition of "Live From Lincoln Center" on PBS on April 3. (Cyndi Lauper will make a guest appearance along with Porter's best friend, Ty Taylor of the band Vintage Trouble.)...
  • Meet the couples who will be part of history in the same-sex marriage battle

    April DeBoer never intended to be a legal pioneer, much less a public face of perhaps the most significant civil rights challenge to reach the Supreme Court in years. She and her partner just wanted to be able to adopt children as a couple. But when...
  • Five questions with B&O Railroad Museum head Courtney Wilson

    Five questions with B&O Railroad Museum head Courtney Wilson
    It might deal in an industry's past, but the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore certainly has its eyes on the future. From increasing its role in early-childhood education in Baltimore to forming new ties with railroad museums in other countries, the self-...
  • Faith and Values: Genealogy and the 'Spirit of Elijah'

    In my last few columns, I've written about a new temple being constructed in Philadelphia by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple near Logan Square is due to be completed in summer 2016. Since the closest temples are in...