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  • Britain to stop building warships in England, keep Scotland shipyard

    LONDON — Britain, once the world’s mightiest seafaring power, announced Wednesday that it will shut down the last naval shipyard in England, eliminating nearly 1,000 jobs and closing a chapter of history stretching back hundreds of years....
  • Apodaca: The writing isn't on the wall

    My older son and I have a Christmas tradition that I love. We give each other books. He puts a lot of thought into his choices, usually opting for nonfiction because of our shared love of history. Thanks to him, I've read biographies of presidents and...
  • Scott Tracy looks back on his LCUSD tenure

    Scott Tracy looks back on his LCUSD tenure
    On a rainy morning, La Ca˝ada Unified Board President Scott Tracy opens the front door of his Woodleigh Lane house, unique from neighboring homes in that it is below road level and perched atop a stream that cuts a natural course through the backyard...
  • NBCUniversal Buys Stake in AllThingsD, Which Is Set to Get New Name: Report

    Comcast's NBCUniversal has reached an agreement to acquire a minority stake in tech-news website AllThingsD, which will be redubbed "Revere Digital" following its split this month from News Corp., Bloomberg reported. NBCU declined to comment. In an...
  • Irene H. Lilly

    Irene H. Lilly
    Irene H. Lilly January 21, 1922 - December 12, 2013 Lilly, Irene Harriette, passed away of natural causes on December 12, 2013 at her Huntington Beach home surrounded by her daughter Gail and family. She was born in Huntley, IL on January 21, 1922 to Ruth...
  • Happy Repudiation Day!

    Happy Repudiation Day!
    I've lived in Maryland for my entire life, and I didn't even know that Frederick County had its own holiday on November 23rd until this week. On this week's episode of J. Doug at Night, House of Delegates candidate Darren Wigfield introduced us to the...
  • 'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past

    Four years ago, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder called us a "nation of cowards" for refusing to confront our racial past. Jacqueline Jones' "A Dreadful Deceit" dismisses the very idea that our past is "racial." What Holder identifies as our national burden,...
  • False identity

    Talk about the ideal public servant, just glance at Richard Windsor's r├ęsum├ę at the Environmental Protection Agency. For three consecutive years, the EPA named him "scholar of ethical behavior," and he's got a diploma as scholasticus decentia to prove...
  • 'Stand your ground' law ripe for abuse and needs repeal

    We inherited the idea of self-defense from England at the time of the American Revolution. The law sought to avoid violence by imposing a duty to retreat. Simply put, if an aggressor threatened you, and you could safely avoid the violence by safely...
  • Lawmakers seek top honor for Shock Trauma founder

    Lawmakers seek top honor for Shock Trauma founder
    Nearly four decades ago, Baltimore's fledgling shock trauma center saved the life of a 29-year-old prosecutor. The young lawyer returned months later to ask the medical staff how he could repay their effort. "Run for office," center founder Dr. R...
  • Notes from a musical nonprofit

    Notes from a musical nonprofit
    Can harmonies help kids learn history? Can rhymes reinforce reading skills? Local educator and La Ca˝ada resident Tim Griffin seems to think so. A longtime Los Angeles Unified School District teacher with a proclivity for music, Griffin regularly wove...