| Jul 28, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Jacque Vaughn learned from some of the best coaches in basketball. He played for Roy Williams, Jerry Sloan, Doc Rivers and Gregg Popovich. He also apprenticed under Popovich as an assistant coach.
The Orlando Magic hope Vaughn produces the same results...
| Aug 21, 2011
In 1861 Carleton Watkins took the definitive picture of Yosemite Valley from the aptly named Inspiration Point. The sheer granite wall of El Capitan, as sharp as if cut with a cleaver, fills one side of the photo. A rising tier of rock monoliths marches...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 1:58 PM
The July 12 meeting of the Burbank Rotary Club was an exciting and memorable gathering indeed. For not only was it the inaugural meeting of new president Jonathan Taylor (who announced that he was newlywed), but the Invocation was given by his father,...
| May 10, 2011
| 4:10 PM
As state standardized testing wraps up this week, the California Department of Education has given local school officials something new to chew on, releasing base academic performance scores and comparative school rankings.
The base Academic Performance...
| May 20, 2011
| 1:46 PM
We have had some very interesting weather lately. One day the temperature shoots up to the 80s, and the next day, we are freezing. But April 29 turned out to be a gorgeous day with the sun shining brightly on the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Mayor’s...
| Dec 11, 2011
After Barry Ohm met mountain guide Dave Beck, Ohm knew he had to ski across the Sierra.
Ohm, a seasoned climber who was living in South Lake Tahoe in 2009 when he took a winter survival class from Beck, was enthralled with Beck's tales of skiing in...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 10:08 AM
Famed naturalist and writer John Muir (a founder of the Sierra Club) once observed that if it ever came down to a war between the races, he would side with the bears. That remark inspired the title of this compelling collection of short fiction...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:25 PM
Glendale Unified improved its overall score to 851 for the 2010-11 school year on the Academic Performance Index, the all-important statewide measure of student achievement, according to data released Wednesday.
The district score improved nine points...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 8:35 PM
As a former teacher in a very low-income Santa Ana school with very poorly educated parents, I agree with Tom Egan's commentary ("Like it or not, parental education influences API scores," Nov. 30) that parent education is a factor in poor Academic...
| Jun 19, 2011
John Muir understood that the best way to see his beloved "Range of Light" is to travel light.
His packing advice couldn't have been simpler: "Throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence."
That's what I've done...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 7:43 PM
"I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown,
for going out, I found, was really going in."
We pulled back into the driveway, our adventure through some of California's best wild and human gardens...