| Apr 24, 2015
Amy Poe looked at the wooden props depicting a school bus, a red dog house and a mailbox on the theater stage at Newport Harbor High School and thought of her childhood.
"This was my Saturday morning as a kid," Poe, the school's drama director, said...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 4:00 AM
SANTA ROSA — Charles M. Schulz's beloved cartoon "Peanuts," with its artfully minimalist design and simple, good-hearted characters, would seem out of step with the modern pop culture mantra of more is more.
It's been 15 years since Schulz died,...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 9:32 PM
This article was originally published on Feb. 14, 2000.
The death of Charles M. Schulz, whose anxious and joyful heart infused the world's most influential comic strip, dovetailed with the publication of his last original "Peanuts" on Sunday -- the...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 7:12 AM
Get creative with your kids with a museum art program. Here are five places to practice art appreciation throughout the country:
1. Danville, Ky.: Whether your game of choice is Pac-Man or Minecraft, this exhibit, focusing on the art of video game...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 11:48 AM
Kids will be off and running at the free Easter Egg Hunt, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4 at Robbins Park, 7th St. and Vine St., Hinsdale. "We spread the eggs out in the open field and mark it off by age group," related recreation supervisor Heather...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 6:30 PM
It's one of the most popular comic strips of all time: "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz. But it wasn't all about Charlie Brown. There were Lucy, Snoopy, Violet, and, my favorite, Pig-Pen -- the little boy who couldn't stay clean. He was always surrounded by...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Lucy van Pelt sits, as she has for decades, with her arms folded at a desk under a sign that reads "Psychiatrist Help 5¢." Snoopy, the enigmatic beagle owned by Charlie Brown, sits on a small wooden stool.
Lucy's frustration grows as Snoopy remains...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 8:42 AM
As a kid, I was serious about the Sunday funnies. I had strips I followed with a passion and others I read for amusement.
Today's newspaper-published comic strips may not attract young readership anymore, but that does not mean that graphic story-telling...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 6:30 AM
I was very pleased to read "The Other Side" by Marc Stirdivant about Sebastopol [Jan. 4]. Sebastopol, which could be called Berkeley North, in miniature, is a fabulous town with many great features. Some he well captured, especially the mirthful...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:12 AM
The Peanuts gang is returning to the big screen this year with a whole new look.
A new trailer for "The Peanuts Movie" was released Monday featuring Snoopy as the flying ace taking to the skies over Paris, engaging in a dogfight, and narrowly avoid a...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:40 PM
Hey, you in the ugly Christmas sweater. Read this:
/ Many people don sweaters to fend off the cold. Turns out, they're powerful protection during Cold Wars too. In 1978, an assassination attempt on Bulgarian defector Vladimir Kostov, a former state...