| Jan 23, 2013
You'd almost think that someone had stapled several
resumes together and put them in Raul Ruiz's file: magna cum laude at UCLA; three graduate degrees from Harvard (a medical degree and masters in public policy and in public health); doctoring to poor...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:36 PM
COSTA MESA — There were several messages delivered, and messages within messages, and symbolism wrapped in tragedy and triumph when Kermit Alexander spoke to the Costa Mesa High football team Wednesday afternoon.
But before he talked about his...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:59 PM
President Barack Obama has nominated Ken Hackett, the humanitarian who served as president of Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services for 18 years, as the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
The announcement, made Friday, means Hackett will become the...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 2:22 PM
"Farewell, Fred Voodoo"
By Amy Wilentz
Simon & Schuster; 329 pages
Fred Voodoo, we learn from Amy Wilentz's candid new book, is not a person but an epithet — the Haitian equivalent, more or less, of Joe Average. Wilentz spent years in Haiti as...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:19 PM
From Sierra Leone, from Peru, from Nepal and elsewhere, the nine lives at the heart of "Girl Rising" are impossible to ignore. This consciousness-raising documentary from filmmaker Richard E. Robbins risks making the harsh conditions these girls have...
| Nov 25, 2012
Ellen Reich's business — run out of her Butcher's Hill rowhouse — has international reach.
She's the proprietress (she loves that word) of Three Stone Steps, which sells metal art, recycled jewelry and other intriguing items made by...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Applications accepted for education awards
Orange County women who are the primary wage earners for their families and in need of financial assistance to go back to school can apply for the Women's Opportunity Award by the Soroptimists International of...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 3:04 PM
An All-State lineman on the offensive side of the ball last season, Wilde Lake's Moise Larose may be even more impressive this fall on the defensive side.
The 6-foot-5, 285-pound senior has committed to Rutgers as an offensive tackle, but Wildecats coach...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
A maritime icon slipped out of Baltimore for the final time Tuesday morning, without speeches or hoopla, brass bands or balloons.
Only a small band of well-wishers waved and took pictures as the Navy's 894-foot hospital ship Comfort left Pier 11 in...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The Miami-based Peace Love World brand of casual styles and activewear will be launched in Bloomingdale's in Town Center at Boca Raton Feb.14 from 1 to 4 p.m.
In case you're wondering where you've seen the line of hoodies, tanks, tees, pants and...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:05 AM
United Nations -- Embroiled in his campaign for re-election, President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in a sweeping speech meant to honor slain Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, confront Iran and Syria, and...