| Oct 4, 2014
| 3:43 PM
The American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, was one of several items destroyed in a fire that damaged several buildings near the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania, officials said.
Investigators with the National...
| Oct 5, 2014
•Holiday Shopping in New York, Chelsea Market and Rockefeller Center, Dec. 1. $38. Morning Angels, Camille, 908-387-0001.
•Amish Homestead Tour, National Christmas Center, meal at Fulton Steamboat, Dec. 4. $80. Deadline: Nov. 9....
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:32 PM
I took a quick stroll around downtown Napa, not sure what to expect.
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake had rocked the area Aug. 24, two weeks before my initial visit, but I had heard the damage wasn't as bad as first reported. When I stopped by the Visit...
| Sep 3, 2014
New York City firefighter Ron Parker was a first responder on Sept. 11, 2001. His book, "Chiefs, Pawns & Warriors" recounts the harrowing task that he and his compatriots tackled.
Parker will be speaking on "Remembering 9/11 – A NYC Firefighter's...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:06 AM
It is difficult to say at which point during my visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum I went from somber to irritated. Was it at the umpteenth piece of mangled wreckage? Or at one of the overwhelming displays, cluttered with everything from a man's watch to...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When telling people that I would be camping in Brooklyn — yes, that Brooklyn, the borough of New York — a swift, two-pronged response usually followed.
"You can do that?"
Wait a moment and then …
"Why would you want to do that?"...
| Jul 17, 2014
Let the primping, posturing and prepping begin.
Seven men from Huntington Beach will vie for the title of Mr. Surf City 2014 in the pageant's inaugural year.
The candidates include an avid hunter, an actor and a retired police sergeant.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Cruise passengers can enjoy a slice of the Big Apple, New York City, both as a port of call as an embarkation/disembarkation port on a variety of voyages including Canada and New England itineraries and some Caribbean and trans-Atlantic crossings.
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:08 AM
When many Americans heard about the opening of the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, they had two words: Too soon.
But having recently visited the controversial museum, I thought: Not soon enough.
It's not that I have any desire to rush history or...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:23 PM
GLASTONBURY – Glastonbury Senior Center, 300 Welles St., 860-652-7638.
Blue Lobster Festival—Windsor, Saturday, Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. Leave RCC 12:30 p.m. Lunch. Approximate Return: 3 p.m. Cost of $22 includes Meal and transportation....
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:34 PM
NEW YORK — A cross-shaped steel beam pulled from the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center in New York days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks can be displayed in the national memorial museum at the site, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday....