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  • Middle School Locker Rooms Set on Fire

    Middle School Locker Rooms Set on Fire
    Arson investigators are at a Carmichael middle school Thursday. Sometime in the early morning hours, 2 locker rooms near the gym were set on fire. Firefighters were able to put the fires out quickly, but there was visible damage to the rooms, and the...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Americana puts on a great show

    It was the second performance of the Glendale Renaissance Orchestra at the Americana at Brand, on the green. It was well-attended with picture-perfect weather ("Concert Review: A classical beat," July 7). It was fabulous! The conductor was genius. He...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: On opposite corners

    Thoughts from Dr. Joe: On opposite corners
    On a recent Saturday, on opposite corners at Oceanview and Honolulu in Montrose, diametrically opposed perceptions faced each other waving their placards hoping to entice those passing by into the labyrinth of their perspective political ideologies. As...
  • Miss Teen USA Gets Its First Winner From Maryland Kamie Crawford

    Miss Teen USA Gets Its First Winner From Maryland Kamie Crawford
    Kamie Crawford, 17, Miss Maryland Teen USA was crowned Miss Teen USA 2010 on July 24th on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The Winston Churchill High student (and captain of the cheerleading squad) is a native of Potomac, MD. Crawford won a $100,000...