| 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...
| Jan 7, 2010
Dan Naddor, a real estate broker who coped with cancer diagnosed five years ago by learning to construct crossword puzzles that were regularly published in the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers, died Dec. 28 in Newport Beach. He was 53.
| Jan 10, 2010
Among the 2 million annual visitors to St. Paul's Cathedral, the architectural and spiritual heart of London, only a few ever notice the grimy, charcoal-gray stone just inside the Great West Door.
It is, after all, just a single ugly slice of rock. And...
| Aug 21, 2009
Hollywood's two most indulged enfant terrible filmmakers have now made the worst two World War II movies of this millennium. With Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino has topped Spike Lee ( Miracle at St. Anna) in awfulness.
Tarantino has remade a...
| Aug 19, 2009
Hollywood's two most indulged enfant terrible filmmakers have now made the worst two World War II movies of this millennium. With "Inglourious Basterds" Quentin Tarantino has topped Spike Lee ( "Miracle at St. Anna") in awfulness.
Tarantino has remade...
| Oct 1, 2009
The statues depict two old men relaxing in easy chairs. As others mill about the drawing room, the men engage in conversation, one gesturing at the other to underscore a point. For nearly 20 years the likenesses of China's communist leaders Mao Tse-tung...
| Oct 9, 2009
If you find yourself fighting the urge to catch 40 winks in the middle of the day, maybe it's time to start snoozing and stop worrying about what your boss will think. You might be surprised by how many of your co-workers will join 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...