| 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...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 4:12 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 6:33 PM
If you read the contents of this space last week, you’ll remember my students and I were heading to the Rocky Mountains to learn about history, Indian mythology, themselves, and how to survive on the land.
Our mission was to live off the land in...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 4:59 PM
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police are still searching for a hit-and-run driver that crashed into a motorcycle last month and left a Calabasas High coach in a coma.
28-year-old Joe Frazier suffered a head injury when he was hit while riding his...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:00 PM
This week marks the midway point of the 2011 prep football regular season and because of a rare oddity in scheduling, five of the six local teams are off.
The lone local taking the field this week is Brethren Christian, which on Saturday travels north to...
| Oct 8, 2011
As a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, Richard Koch chose his life's work after reading one of the few books in the camp's meager library — the medical biography "The Doctors Mayo."
Liberated in 1945 after 13 months in captivity, he...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 5:40 PM
BURBANK — Fabiana Jimenez was glad to be competing on a court again.
Two years after advancing to the national competition of the Elks National Hoop Shoot Finals and a year after missing out on the local portion of the event because of prior...