| Mar 21, 2015
Dear Amy: My twin 13-year-old daughters earn a few extra dollars baby-sitting neighborhood children.
After my daughters completed the daylong Red Cross baby-sitting class last summer, I sent an email to a few moms who live close by, advertising my...
| Apr 18, 2013
As social media sites have pelted out news of the Boston bombing, playing fast and loose with the numbers of the dead and injured and amplifying hearsay into a cacophony of confusion, one tweet seemed to say it all: "Dear Journalism: Get yourself together...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Two years ago, I began to suspect football was losing its grip on America. My son had just joined his high school team and many of my friends acted as if I were launching him on a solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. In a canoe. "You're letting him...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The wartime Western allies, their judges sitting in judgement on war crimes in the city of Nuremberg, ordered hung until dead eleven major World War II criminals at Spandau Prison in Germany on October 6, 1946. Those judged were not hung because their...
| Nov 3, 2014
Petite Opera Productions is, true to its name, small.
The Park Ridge-based company, dedicated to introducing new audiences to opera in nonstuffy settings, doesn't usually fly in a guest performer and pay expenses for a nearly monthlong stay.
| Oct 15, 2014
| 12:44 AM
Wizards' Beal staying positive about wrist injury
Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal spoke publicly about his fractured wrist for the first time Tuesday, a few hours before the team announced that it had exercised the fourth-year...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Notice something missing from your TV news this week? It's Kent Shocknek, who spoke to The Times two days before signing off Friday, after 31 years in the anchor chair on two stations, KNBC and KCBS/KCAL. He so fits the role, he got anchor cameos in the...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Kyle Rodas isn't a star quarterback who might one day toss a game-winning touchdown pass in the Super Bowl, or even a high-school game.
Ever since his teenage body turned on him, Kyle's realized he'll never be carried off the field as the conquering hero...
| Jul 28, 2011
Something strange is happening: a California state agency is developing an innovative, user-friendly idea that can be implemented easily and quickly.
It's creative and, so far, non-controversial.
And it can become a reality without the governor or...
| Aug 1, 2011
What's wrong with this picture: Even as the world is becoming increasingly interconnected and interdependent, we seem to be approaching conflicts more in zero-sum terms and with all-or-nothing politics.
Because digital networks and the global economy...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 1:21 PM
De Cormier Nissan
George F. De Cormier was born on February 7, 1918 in Longmeadow, Mass. He attended Springfield schools, and graduated from Commerce High. He met his wife, Wilhelmina while in second grade. They were married just after World War II...