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  • Mailbag: Parental education not biggest factor in API scores

    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...
  • Yosemite's back-country hikers have seen the light

    Yosemite's back-country hikers have seen the light
    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...
  • Coastal Gardener: Nature's various gardens are breathtaking

    "I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." —John Muir * We pulled back into the driveway, our adventure through some of California's best wild and human gardens...
  • Charles L. Schelberg, bank president, dies

    Charles L. Schelberg, bank president, dies
    Charles L. Schelberg, a retired Eastern Shore banker and a World War II veteran who served with the Navy in the Pacific, died June 19 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Queenstown resident was 86. Mr. Schelberg was born in Wilmington,...
  • Park upgrade hinges on state

    The City Council voted unanimously on approving the submission of a grant application by the city’s Community Services & Parks that would provide the city with upwards of $3 million to revitalize Palmer Park. Director of Community Services &...
  • On a pilgrimage to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

    On a pilgrimage to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
    The White Mountains that straddle the California-Nevada border are known for their extreme environment. They get less than a foot of rain a year. The wind blows almost constantly, and the temperatures can dip to well below zero. Hard to imagine, then,...
  • Small Wonders: Honor them for what they've done

    You know what I like best about Sequoia National Park? The fact that conservationist John Muir walked off its dusty trails and into a warm bed with a woman. What inspires me most about Neil Armstrong? That a straight man was willing to take one small...
  • Op-Ed: Gay history is everyone's history

    I was quite surprised to read not one but two columnists attack a new law, the FAIR Education Act, just signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. I usually find both columnists quite interesting and agree with most of their viewpoints, especially Dan Kimber's...
  • Leafing Through the Pages at the Morton Arboretum

    Leafing Through the Pages at the Morton Arboretum
    Our book club reads a wide range of titles, frequently about nature. We meet in the Sterling Morton Library, which contains 28,000 books, 12,000 artworks and several hundred nursery catalogs. "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau brought on one of our best...
  • A revolution in the schools

    A revolution in the schools
    A controversial movement to increase parental authority over public education is quickly gaining traction in Pasadena. A parent group recently forced a change in the principal’s office at Jefferson Elementary School, and organizers are now...
  • Natural Perspectives: Invertebrate 'hunting' provides good biology lesson

    Natural Perspectives: Invertebrate 'hunting' provides good biology lesson
    Vic and I searched for marine invertebrates at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve last week. Accompanying us were 18 young men and women from the Orange County Conservation Corps. Our task was to collect a variety of marine invertebrates for docents at...