| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:33 PM
A state judge on Wednesday ordered an Arizona nonprofit to hand over a wide range of records involving its $11-million donation to California political campaigns, a victory for the state's campaign finance watchdog. The Fair Political Practices Commission...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 9:03 AM
In a stunning reversal, an obscure Arizona nonprofit at the center of a legal battle over secret political contributions released on Monday morning the identity of its contributors, which it had been fighting tooth and nail to keep secret. But......
| Jun 12, 2013
An Alligator Records Press Release today announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, has been declared cancer free by his doctors. Last January, Buckwheat announced he was being...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:11 PM
OJAI — It can't, of course, be helped, but after a hundred years, "The Rite of Spring" has inevitably lost its sting.
"Le Sacre du Printemps" supposedly caused a riot at its Paris premiere May 22, 1913, although the police files are lost and...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:26 PM
People, there is a war going on against sunshine and clean government laws. It's coming on the heels of a 5th District congressional race marred by multiple scandals tainting both Democrats and Republicans. We ought to be screaming for tougher rules and...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Members of the L.A. quartet Dawes have been performing for paying audiences since they were teenagers, so there was no reason John Fogerty could see to go easy on them.
"Let's do it one more time," said the veteran roots rocker, standing onstage in...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Like many Chicagoans, Candace Polk's day begins around 8 a.m. when she takes her daughter to school, then continues at work with continuous emails, phone calls and meetings.
Unlike most Chicagoans, however, some of Polk's meetings are with local...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:33 PM
As a young boy, when Wyland saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time, he felt something shift within him.
Moments later, two gray whales peeked out from the surface of the water.
A lifelong connection was formed.
"I saw two gray whales spouting...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 2:26 PM
On a steep hillside up the street from an auto repair shop, a group of McDaniel College students are piecing together long-forgotten lives.
The students pull back brambles, trim branches and press flour into tombstones carved a century or more ago....
| Jan 14, 2013
Yes, Common has played a criminal before. But “Luv,” which offers the South Side native his largest big-screen leading role to date, isn’t exactly “Smokin’ Aces” or “Street Kings.”
In the Baltimore-set...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 5:23 PM
The city's ethics board wants Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to enact stricter controls over how her office uses free tickets to events at 1st Mariner Arena and other venues.
In an opinion released Wednesday, board members wrote that they...