| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:54 AM
In the classical-music world, concert halls are typically named after philanthropists and other major donors who have given substantial sums of money to help make the new building a reality.
But in what may be a first, a performance venue at Sonoma...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Snoopy, the world's most sophisticated beagle, is getting all dressed up, along with his sister Belle, thanks to a who's who of fashion designers and trend setters.
"Snoopy and Belle in Fashion" opened Monday night at New York's New Museum Sky Room,...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 2:43 PM
The Stanley Cup continues to make its rounds among Kings players, executives and other staff members, landing on Sunday in Santa Rosa, Calif., for a great photo opportunity.
Santa Rosa is home to the Charles M. Schulz Museum, which features the work...
| Aug 29, 2014
The Orlando nightspot, at 100 S. Eola Drive, hosts plays, concerts and a fall cabaret series. The cabaret performances are at 8 p.m. and cost $10 each. Details: abbeyorlando.com.
Monday Night Cabaret Series
REBECCA FISHER: Sept. 8...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The world's most recognizable beagle may soon be spotted on California cars.
Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), along with officials from the Department of Motor Vehicles and other state agencies, publicized a new option for...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip?
The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....
| Apr 25, 2014
In the ephemeral email era, the handwritten letter has become an object of appreciation. For the past five years, Shaun Usher has celebrated handwritten correspondence on his blog, lettersofnote.com. He has compiled a book of his entries featuring...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:49 PM
When Morrie Turner was just a cartoon-doodling kid in Oakland, he wrote a fan letter to the creator of the popular comic strip "Terry and the Pirates." In return, Milton Caniff, who later created "Steve Canyon," sent young Turner a typed, six-page...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Et tu, Charlie Brown?
Everything else is going 3-D and CG. Why not Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the "Peanuts" gang?
At least, that's what those behind a November 2015 release starring Charlie and his beloved canine are hoping.
Directed by “Ice...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When you tell me that they're making a 3D CGI movie featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, of course my spidey-senses are gonna start to tingle. In today's age of strip-mining the past of all its nostalgia for the purpose of making a buck,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Visiting the newly opened galleries at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is like paying a call on old friends. There's Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown. Nearby, Beetle Bailey matches wits with Sarge. And there's Calvin and Hobbes...