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  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • Gatto and Ramani go into detail

    MIKE GATTO: 1) California faces projected budget deficits of close to $20 billion annually for the next several years. What specific steps must the state take to achieve a balanced budget? To paraphrase Winston Churchill, the next few years are likely...
  • Is it farther or further?

    Is it farther or further?
    If alarmist trend stories are to be believed, we'll all be sitting around the Thanksgiving table texting and tweeting and otherwise ignoring each other. In which case, proper grammar — and civility — take a holiday this week. But if you...
  • 'My weapons were a typewriter and a pen'

    Robert J. Hutchings was working in the office of a Bloomsburg, Columbia County, hosiery mill when he joined the Army in 1942. Skilled at typing and taking shorthand, he became a GI stenographer -- a job that connected him to some of the leading figures of...
  • Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings

    Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings
    The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham A Biography Selina Hastings Random House: 640 pp., $35 The story of William Somerset Maugham, the stammering young boy who became a doctor and then the world's most famous writer since Dickens, has often been told,...
  • 50 are first to graduate

    Early College High School in Costa Mesa's first graduating class received its diplomas Thursday, but not before California State Supt. Of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell offered the 50 students a few words of advice. "This is a day you're going to...
  • Quite the characters

    Quite the characters
    Nearly 70 Corona del Mar Intermediate School students were honored for their "good character" in a special ceremony Monday morning in the gymnasium. And it didn't take long for Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry to quote the late John Wooden — in...
  • A Mozingo hears the tale of two clans

    A Mozingo hears the tale of two clans
    Reporting from Richmond County, Va. The June air in the Northern Neck of Virginia was humid and electric, almost delirious. Big blue dragonflies bobbed over the tall grass, and cicadas sputtered in the forest. A thundercloud was waking up in the...
  • Marlins Stadium Update No. 0-60

     
    The Marlins scored a huge victory Tuesday when Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jeri Beth Cohen ruled their ballpark serves a ???paramount public purpose??? ??? meaning public dollars can be used to help build it. The team, Miami-Dade County and city of......
  • Monster Mash: Tate Modern's new director; Helen Hunt goes off-Broadway; Mondrian theft

     
    -- New leadership: The Tate Modern gallery in London has announced that Chris Dercon, from Munich's Haus der Kunst, will be its new director. (The Guardian) -- Treading the boards: Oscar and Emmy winner Helen Hunt will take on the......
  • Obama White House loved the magazine cover of him walking on water

     
    Even the frame showing the Democrat starting to sink....