| Jan 22, 2013
Last year, Tracy K. Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "Life on Mars," an elegiac, philosophical exploration of grief, existence, science and faith. Written in an accessible, narrative style after the death of Smith's father, an optical...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:36 PM
La Cañada Unified School District's highly successful paper-and-pencil test-takers will soon have a new way to prove their scholastic knowledge when California schools start computer-based assessments.
The transition could begin as early as next year,...
| May 31, 2013
| 11:24 PM
CALEXICO — It wasn’t just a class but rather a family that graduated Friday morning from Vincent Memorial Catholic High School.
“Most of them have attended Catholic school together for 12 years now, and they are very united. They have...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:59 AM
John Woods Carpenter Jr., 88, of Walloon Lake, Mich., and Orange City, Fla., died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Orange City, Fla., as a result of kidney and heart failure.
From birth, he had spent his summers at Walloon Lake and moved there permanently...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Daniel Baker, a former general partner at Alex. Brown & Sons who headed the firm's institutional sales department and in retirement managed a family farm, died May 19 of cancer at his Ruxton home. He was 82.
"Dan was one of the true gentlemen in the...
| May 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When environmental writer Jenny Price first began scouting for ways to get to Malibu's beaches, she drove up and down Pacific Coast Highway but did not spot a single sign pointing "this way to the beach."
Shrubbery obscured stairway openings. "Private...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:36 AM
An American woman arrives in China to retrace the steps of her deceased daughter from a video diary the daughter kept of her trip to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A young flautist travels to Beijing to audition for a conservatory. A seamstress for a...
| Jan 21, 2013
Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States.
The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Six high school seniors are serving as student pages for the 2013 Maryland General Assembly.
Emma Zyriek of C. Milton Wright High School, Alexander McArtor of Fallston High School, Emily Clarke and Bryan Doherty of The John Carroll School, Andrew...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Ask just about any Orlando football coach who is the most underrated linebacker in Orange County and most of them will tell you Rohan Hylton of Ocoee High School.
Hylton is a gifted talent whose ability has been somewhat overshadowed by a struggling...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:35 PM
Newport Harbor High senior Curtis Fink has committed to play for Princeton University, he announced in an email Tuesday.
Fink led Newport Harbor with 56 goals and 50 steals to go with 22 assists. He helped Newport Harbor (21-7, 5-0 in league) win its...