| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Conviction is the word that keeps coming to mind in watching "Heaven Is for Real," the latest faith-based film to debut this Passover-Easter season.
It is there in Todd Burpo's story of his 4-year-old son's near-death experience, which the Nebraska...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:07 AM
It all started in the kitchen.
That's where Jamyla Bennu first mixed up batches of hair and skin products to give to friends and relatives more than 13 years ago.
Since then, Bennu has refined her creations of organic shea butter and aloe vera juice,...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the Fire forum Thursday night.
The roughly hourlong debate in the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center featured...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As the first bomb erupted on the sidewalk along Boylston Street at 2:49 p.m. last April, the concussion rippled through Phil Kent's chemotherapy-weakened body.
Jennifer Hartman and Renee Opell dug their fingernails into his arms as they froze a half-...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:28 PM
SACRAMENTO —Tim Donnelly arrived at the Assembly in late 2010 with big plans.
First on his list: a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration. A plan to dismantle the state's air quality board was close behind.
In a Capitol dominated by...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Two of Los Angeles' many Asian American banks ranked near the top of analysts' national lists of bank stocks that investors should buy, a signal of economic strength in local immigrant communities.
Financial information provider SNL Financial ranked...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Many Chicago shoppers would have to change the way they tote groceries, clothing and other items from store to home under a plan to ban the plastic bags that have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life.
The idea is to dramatically lower the number...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:01 PM
As a former West Hartford town councilor, candidate for Congress and 30-year pistol permit gun owner, I entered the race for governor on April 4, 2013, after the infringement of our Second Amendment rights in the form of the gun control bill. Common...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Small-business owners were more optimistic about the economy last month and expected sales to increase as a winter marked by severe weather ended, according to survey results released Tuesday.
The confidence index from the National...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:55 AM
The April 17 Feet to the Fire Forum looks at the race for the 74th Assembly District, which covers parts of Irvine, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods and Costa Mesa.
The forum returns to the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:58 PM
After a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Maryland election officials said Friday that they will no longer enforce a state law that imposes an overall limit of $10,000 on campaign contributions in a four-year election cycle.
State officials said...