| 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...
| Jan 29, 2012
A list, from Alcatraz Island to Yosemite National Park, with programs, fees and directions.
Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas:
| Feb 4, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Acting isn’t just about reciting lines from a script, even if the script is by William Shakespeare. The eighth-grade students of John Muir Middle School in Burbank learned that lesson on Jan. 27 during the school’s 11th annual “Shrew...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:56 PM
PASADENA — There are only a few miles between Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Muir High, but the Mustangs girls' basketball team put some distance between themselves and the Tologs on the court Thursday.
The Mustangs did so at home in the first...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 12:45 PM
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,...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 9:51 PM
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 &...
| Jul 10, 2011
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,...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 4:40 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 9:52 AM
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...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 10:51 PM
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...