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  • Get the credit you deserve

    Q. When my boss asks for ideas, I find I will often state a good idea, it will get talked over, and then someone says the same thing and takes the credit. Is there a way I diplomatically can point out that I said it first?
  • Hiking to see pictograph art in Horseshoe Canyon, Utah

    Hiking to see pictograph art in Horseshoe Canyon, Utah
    HORSESHOE CANYON, Utah — In a remote arm of Canyonlands National Park, deep inside a warren of rock and sand, is one of the greatest and most mysterious collections of ancient art in North America. Towering, enigmatic pictographs, some more than 6,...

    Philip Fradkin dies at 77; environmental writer chronicled the West

    Philip Fradkin dies at 77; environmental writer chronicled the West
    Philip L. Fradkin, a native New Yorker whose fascination with the West turned him into an astute chronicler of the region's history and environmental legacy in books on such topics as the great San Francisco earthquake, nuclear test fallout in Nevada...

    Goldwater, Brower and the disastrous damming of the Colorado River

     Goldwater, Brower and the disastrous damming of the Colorado River
    As all eyes in the West look to the courts, the skies and the Colorado River for relief from 14 years of drought, it might be useful to remember the battles waged by two titans of the 20th century who played leading roles in the drama that led to the...

    Ray Williams, advocate for Upper Newport Bay preserve, dies

    Ray Williams, advocate for Upper Newport Bay preserve, dies
    A memorial service will be held this weekend for a former Newport Beach city councilman. Ray Williams, an early advocate of the Upper Newport Bay ecological preserve, died of natural causes at his home in Lake Arrowhead Aug. 15. He was 79. Williams...