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  • Al Boeke dies at 88; 'father' of Northern California's Sea Ranch

    Al Boeke dies at 88; 'father' of Northern California's Sea Ranch
    Al Boeke, the developer-architect whose vision spawned Sea Ranch, the sprawling Northern California coastal enclave known for elegantly rustic homes built to harmonize with a breathtaking natural landscape, died Nov. 8 at his home there. He was 88 and had...
  • Reading L.A.: Richard G. Lillard on the growth machine and its discontents

     
    New essay in Reading L.A. series by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, this one on the book Eden in Jeopardy by Richard G. Lillard, a book on architecture, the environment, ecology and growth in Los Angeles and Southern California....
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Pennsylvanians Favor Castle Doctrine, Split On Gun Rights In New Q-Poll.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A toxic stew of technical problems and the whims of the weather have us seriously behind the eight ball this morning, So without further ado, here's the top five stories making news this 28th day......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: The Primary Day Edition.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Voters across Pennsylvania head to the polls today to pick candidates for a slew of local and county seats, as well as some statewide judicial races. There were some predictions of high(ish) turn-out yesterday in........
  • Reading L.A.: Marc Reisner's 'Cadillac Desert'

     
    Marc Reisner's "Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water," the 11th title in our Reading L.A. series, is not, strictly speaking, a book about Los Angeles or its urban form. It is a book -- a monumental, sharply......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Shale Commission Speaks.

     
    Good Friday Morning Seekers. The Corbett administration's Marcellus Shale Commission (brought to you by Range Resources) holds its final meeting this morning, where it's scheduled to spend some six hours plowing through the hundreds of recommendations...
  • Agent Orange in the land of Rachel Carson

     
    It pains me to see the herbicide-inspired browning of the once-green vegetation along the shoulders of Routes 309 and 22 on my morning work commute. The pattern is established throughout the region, and probably the state. I understand the need to keep...
  • Is Pennsylvania's Economic Cup Half Full Or Half Empty?

     
    Attendees at this afternoon's inaugural session of the new Independent Fiscal Office got a one-word answer to that question this afternoon: "Yes," quipped Tom Jackson, an economist with Global Insight, the world-controlling firm that's been providing...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Corbett Aide Who Edited Faith-Based Pub. Resigns.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're running a little behind this morning, so we're going to dispense with the formalities and instead will dive right into a quick countdown of the Top 5 stories making news this 18th day of......
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • Education Matters: Antonovich's arguments are short-sighted

    Education Matters: Antonovich's arguments are short-sighted
    Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...