| Sep 2, 2010
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...
| Oct 10, 2010
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...
| Oct 13, 2010
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...
| Nov 24, 2010
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...
| Apr 6, 2008
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...
| May 30, 2010
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
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,...
| Jun 4, 2010
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...
| Jun 8, 2010
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...
| Jul 14, 2010
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...
| Jul 28, 2010
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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...
| Jul 28, 2010
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...