| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:26 AM
When Stan Dobard made the decision to play football at Miami, he likely never envisioned the scenario that's about to unfold over the course of the next 10 days.
Monday afternoon, the sophomore tight end and his Hurricanes teammates will take to the...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter how fast...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 2:12 AM
A steep rise in flood-insurance costs could soak Palm Beach County residents who can least afford to pay more.
Safety concerns about Lake Okeechobee's 143-mile long dike could translate to increased flood insurance costs for homeowners and businesses in...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:41 AM
It will be the second appearance in the Alamodome for UCLA Coach Jim Mora and Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder when their teams meet in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2.
They had vastly different experiences on their last visits.
Snyder brought Kansas...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 4:22 PM
In some ways, this is a do-over for UCLA.
The Bruins head to Texas (again) for a bowl game. They play Kansas State in the Valero Alamo Bowl and will be seeking a 10-win season (again).
UCLA finished the 2013 season with a 42-12 victory over Virginia...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 2:42 PM
— When David Carmicheal was growing up in rural Ohio, he asked his father to build him shelves so he could display his historic artifacts, the Civil War bullets and other objects he collected.
Today, he has lots of shelves to manage — several...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:28 PM
During the 1930s, the Dust Bowl drove millions of people out of the Great Plains. Thousands of the residents who left New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina never went back. Not that many thousands of years ago, shifts in Ice Age glaciers drew people from...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 8:46 AM
Sprinkle was transfixed by the reindeer headband with the jingle bells.
As the tortoiseshell kitten stared intently at the source of the sound, Ashton Keenan clicked away with a camera in one hand and the novelty antlers in the other, capturing the...