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Memorial Day

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Top Memorial Day Articles

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  • Griping neighbors need to check their facts

    A handful of houses are being built in a small town in the Northeast United States. The town, known for its beaches and other attractions for summer vacationers, is a mix of full-time residents, summer renters and second-home owners who vanish in the...
  • Ah, the freedom of summer

    Surely no season ushers in insouciance so completely as summer. Not spring, with its profusion of violent colors. Not fall, with its muted light and dwindling temperatures. And certainly not winter, with is endless blizzards and nor'easters. The...
  • Illinois roads are worse and gas is more

    On Memorial Day I was driving into Illinois from Missouri. The price for unleaded gasoline in Missouri was on the low side, $3.26 a gallon for unleaded regular. We crossed over into Illinois and the roads were bumpier and the price of unleaded gasoline...
  • A bike spin through France's Loire Valley

    "Follow me," I said to my fiancé, Carlos, as we hopped on our rental bikes in Orléans, just one hour south of Paris on the high-speed Train à Grande Vitesse. "Anywhere!" he replied. Once a playground for the French noblesse, the beautiful surroundings...
  • A city in denial [Letter]

    A city in denial [Letter]
    For your paper to claim that six shootings in Baltimore City over the Memorial Day weekend is "dramatically fewer" than the 12 shot over the same period last year is absurd ("Six people shot, three fatally, in Baltimore over holiday weekend," May 27),...
  • Why Google's self-driving car can't get here soon enough for me

    Why Google's self-driving car can't get here soon enough for me
    Having returned from a lovely Memorial Day weekend trip to the Sierra, I have just one thing to say: Where can I buy one of those Google self-driving cars? You know, the ones Google unveiled Tuesday, the ugly little critters that look a bit like someone...
  • 'Maleficent' likely to curse 'A Million Ways to Die in the West'

    Angelina Jolie's return to the big screen as a fairy-tale villain is likely to break "X-Men's" box-office spell as "Maleficent" hits theaters this weekend. Disney's $180-million attempt to humanize the "Sleeping Beauty" antagonist is expected to gross...
  • Steve Hancock: Vietnam Vet, Avid Runner, Haunted By Vietnam

    Steve Hancock: Vietnam Vet, Avid Runner, Haunted By Vietnam
    Michelle Hancock remembers her father sitting in the dark in the living room listening to Billy Joel's ode to the Vietnam war, "Goodnight Saigon," as the sound of the helicopter rotors thrashed through the speakers and filled the room. Steve Hancock would...
  • La Cañada History: Two Great Pyrenees show dogs made the cover

    La Cañada History: Two Great Pyrenees show dogs made the cover
    Ten Years Ago A bronze memorial plaque was dedicated in late May 2004 at La Cañada Elementary School in honor of the late Frank Beemer, a beloved teacher who died in December 2003. Beemer, who taught there for 32 years, wrote the school's anthem, "The...
  • Youth Scene: Vanguard stands out at USA Water Polo National Team Selection Camps

    Over Memorial Day weekend, several athletes from around the nation were invited to participate at the USA Water Polo National Team Selection Camps to select team members for the Cadet, Youth, and Junior National Team training rosters. Vanguard Aquatics...
  • Around Town: A homemade meal for each day

    Just as Los Angeles has four seasons in Los Angeles (wind, mud, rain and earthquake), there are four sections to the La Cañada year, each marked by unique weather patterns resulting from our city’s changing position with regard to the rest of the...