| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
It's one of the best-known lines of any English-language poet -- Robert Burns' reflection on the upper-class church lady who doesn't realize there's a louse crawling around on her bonnet. "O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us, To see oursels as ithers see...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 11:50 AM
One can only wonder how many of the criminal looters and arsonists in Ferguson, Mo., gave a hoot about Michael Brown. I'd say they weren't thinking of him as they ransacked businesses to grab what they could for free.
The whole scenario reminds me of...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:35 PM
To the editor: Frankly, I am tired of seeing black women crying over the loss of their sons. It is gut-wrenching to see signs carried by small black children that read, "Black lives matter." ("As Ferguson anger simmers, protests in other cities are more...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 10:27 PM
Those hoping the federal government will criminally prosecute Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of an unarmed black man are likely to be disappointed, but chances are strong that the Justice Department will impose significant...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 9:22 AM
I am struck by the fact that there were demonstrations throughout the country Monday night in reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown ("Ferguson's grievance," Nov. 25). The Ferguson Police...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:05 PM
FERGUSON, Mo. The boards have long been in place, large slabs of wood attached to the front windows of her strip-mall hair salon.
A company came and attached them for $350, right around the time a neighboring business had its windows shattered. Triondus...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:30 AM
A wooden cross on a narrow, tree-lined road marks the spot where Samantha Ramsey died a violent death.
Passersby might think the marker, etched with the 19-year-old's name and a yellow smiley face, is a memorial to a car crash victim. They would be...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
By every indication -- from both the street and civic offices -- Ferguson, Missouri is expected to blow.
The grand jury decision on whether a white police officer will be charged in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old black man could come any...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 4:41 PM
By every indication — from both the street and civic offices — Ferguson, Mo., is expected to blow.
The grand jury decision on whether a white police officer will be charged in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old black man could come...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In his long public life in Los Angeles, including eight years as mayor, few ever accused Richard J. Riordan of being the Great Communicator.
Sincere. Awkward. Generous. Tone deaf. Unbending. Passionate. All of those, yes. But capable of moving people...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Joseph McNamara, the former San Jose police chief whose outspoken criticism of the war on drugs, the gun lobby and Daryl Gates gave him a national profile as a progressive leader in law enforcement, died Friday at his home in Carmel. He was 79.