| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:00 AM
If you work in downtown Los Angeles, you’ve probably noticed the food truck Brun’s Creole Soul Kitchen, whose slogan is “bringing LA to L.A." That's where we recently found New Orleans native Brun Trumble, who really does cook...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:39 PM
This question demands an immediate answer: How effective is Hartford's aging flood control system?
It was raised in an Aug. 13 letter from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to city engineer Constantin Banciulescu in which the Corps rated the city's...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:47 PM
WATERTOWN – Hundreds gathered Sunday afternoon to honor the late Sandy Hook Principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a newly built playground in Veteran's Memorial Park.
Hochsprung, described by daughter Erica Lafferty...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Whatever happened to good old American know-how?
The nation that invented modern management seems to be suffering a crisis of competence.
The Secret Service can't protect the White House. Public health authorities can't get their arms around a one-man...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:49 AM
After 27 years with the Glenview Fire Department, Chief Wayne Globerger will retire Dec. 19.
"I just woke up one day and said, 'I'm ready,'" Globerger said of retiring. "My wife's health is failing and she's been there for the last 30 years while I...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:11 AM
I often throw the word "joy" around.
It's a small word, but it weighs a lot. Especially when it eludes you.
I am searching for a card for a friend whose third baby is due soon, and I come across a lot of "bundle of joy" cards, a term that bugged me...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:32 PM
I took a quick stroll around downtown Napa, not sure what to expect.
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake had rocked the area Aug. 24, two weeks before my initial visit, but I had heard the damage wasn't as bad as first reported. When I stopped by the Visit...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:43 PM
When Lisa D'Amour wrote "Detroit" — a play that premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2010 and went on to New York and London's National Theatre and became a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize — it seemed like she knew the Motor City...
| Oct 13, 2014
"Breathe in…Breathe out…Move on."
Printed in black letters on white poster board, the small handmade sign sits on the dashboard of my car. It faces the steering wheel, so whenever I'm in the car, those six words are always within view.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Animal Planet is the latest cable network to dip into graphic novel fare, optioning the zombie animal story "The Other Dead" to be developed as a scripted series.
From creators Joshua Ortega ("Gears of War," Spider-Man") and Digger Mesch ("Agent 88," "X-...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:34 PM
ROCKY HILL — In his top-to-bottom review of municipal operations, new Town Manager Guy Scaife discovered something he thought was unusual.
A town custodian was living alone in the Kennedy House, a three-bedroom, town-owned home on Old Main Street...