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  • Surfrider Foundation finds new leader

    The Surfrider Foundation has named a Laguna Beach resident and former lifeguard to be the nonprofit organization's next chief executive officer. The group's board of directors chose Chad Nelsen to lead Surfrider, a San Clemente-based organization...
  • Wedding Announcement: Lazier-Schomburg

    Wedding Announcement: Lazier-Schomburg
    Elizabeth Ann Lazier and Joseph Michael Schomburg were married on Aug. 2 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glendale, the home parish of the bride's family for more than 20 years. The officiant was the Very Rev. Canon Mark A. Weitzel. Serving as maid...
  • Pimco bond fund guru Bill Gross defects to rival Janus Capital

    Bill Gross, the unconventional but wildly successful money manager who helped build Pacific Investment Management Co. into a financial juggernaut, shook up the staid bond industry Friday by jumping ship to a rival firm. A yoga-practicing billionaire who...
  • Bill Gross leaves Pimco to join Janus; Daniel Ivascyn named successor

    Legendary bond investor Bill Gross is leaving Pacific Investment Management Co., the Newport Beach firm he co-founded, to join Janus Capital Group Inc. and manage a recently launched global bond fund, the company said Friday. In a terse statement, Pimco...
  • James Carlin: Longtime high-school teacher was big hit with students

    James Carlin: Longtime high-school teacher was big hit with students
    James N. "Doc" Carlin was a tall man with a bushy white beard and a booming voice that reached all the way to the back of his high-school classroom. And when he taught English literature, he held his students in rapt attention with his large presence...
  • Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different

    Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different
    One idea gaining currency among psychologists and political scientists is that Democrats and Republicans are politically polarized because they are fundamentally different. As one science journalist concluded after reviewing the literature: "A large...
  • Jefferson Lab scanner creates 3-D images of plants

    Jefferson Lab scanner creates 3-D images of plants
    The first time Drew Weisenberger used his PhytoPET scanner to watch radioactive carbon move through a plant, he chose a stalk of barley. The blade was about six inches long, and the stem another six. He exposed the blade tip to carbon dioxide gas with a...
  • Theater: Real-life couple anchor Pennsylvania Playhouse's 'I Love You'

    Theater: Real-life couple anchor Pennsylvania Playhouse's 'I Love You'
    It's fitting that a couple who have been in love with each other, as well as the theater, for decades anchors the Pennsylvania Playhouse production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!" opening Friday. The show also marks the return to the...
  • Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias

    Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias
    Freshmen at colleges around the country for years have been assigned to read the same books as a way to bond at orientation and to encourage intellectual interactions rather than just social ones. But this year, some of the reading selections are coming...
  • Parents Helping Kids With Homework Inhibits Growth

    I homeschooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August. As a homeschooling mom, I was not a micromanager and don't want to become one now, but the school virtually insists that parents help with...
  • The Rev. Dr. L. Carroll Yingling Jr., United Methodist minister

    The Rev. Dr. L. Carroll Yingling Jr., United Methodist minister
    The Rev. Dr. L. Carroll Yingling Jr., a retired United Methodist Church minister and former superintendent of the Baltimore Northwest District, died of cancer Aug. 23 at the Charlestown retirement community. He was 87. "He had a lot of strengths, and...