| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:28 PM
La Cañada High School was recently recognized by the National Assn. of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as one of 96 schools in the nation that set the bar for offering students access to a comprehensive music education program.
It was announced late...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Lonnie Lynn led his son to believe that his middle name, Rashid, means childhood love.
Turns out, that's not true.
But that didn't stop Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., better known by his stage name, Common, from running with it.
"I believe that love is the...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:48 PM
Is there really anything else as newsworthy as this weekend's Blue Water Music Festival, the brainchild of music impresario Rick Conkey?
It's massively massive fun. Say goodbye, Coachella. Adios, Street Scene. Adieu, Lightning in a Bottle.
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:56 PM
A Maryland nurse now serving jail time in Ohio for having unwanted sexual contact with a woman in labor has surrendered his state nursing license.
James Julian Lewis, 29, voluntarily surrendered his Maryland nursing license Feb. 18, though he pleaded...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:27 PM
It's barely worth discussing how to upgrade a stodgy audio system with a wireless connection because once Apple's Airport Express enters the room the conversation usually ends.
The Airport Express costs $99, though, which might seem overpriced if its...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Sunday, April 6
MS Walk The National MS Society is hosting its Walk MS event in Annapolis at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium. Walk MS is a 5k event and participation is free, but participants are encourage to raise money for research into the cause, cure...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The Blue Water Music Festival, hosted by Rick Conkey and his nonprofit Blue Water Green Earth, returned to Laguna Beach last weekend at the Sawdust Art Festival grounds under the shade of the tall eucalyptus grove. The two-day event featured a variety...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The night before his Blue Water Music Festival last weekend, organizer Rick Conkey slept on an air mattress on the festival grounds, making sure no one stole the equipment.
At 6 foot 5, his feet hung over the edge of the mattress. But he didn't care. He...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Rather than simply write a report, students in Dave Dixon's eighth-grade Spanish class are going high-energy marketing and high-tech.
The Thurston Middle Schoolers are creating a one- to two-minute travel advertisement for a Mexican city of their choice...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Downers Grove's high school district wants to get new textbooks to replace tomes that are several years old.
Community High School District 99 administrators recently proposed new books for six classes, including four Advanced Placement courses.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:09 PM
The hip-hop artist known as Common brought a call to action to Naperville this week when he delivered the keynote address to highlight North Central College's Martin Luther King Jr. Week activities.
"You have to find your purpose, believe in your...