| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:42 AM
These days, parents and kids both need to break away from technology to seek fresh air and wide-open green space, and it may be easier than you think to find such fun-filled adventures for the whole family.
Helping kids have active fun can be as easy as...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:00 PM
It's just not fair! Not every woman is a perfect size 8. For those of us whose shapes and sizes are a little out of the mainstream, finding fashionable clothing is not only a chore but a lifelong search.
Three different women, three different sizes,...
| Feb 22, 2014
January 25, nine shotgun blasts rang through crowded passageways inside The Mall in Columbia. In seconds, three lives were claimed, and Howard County joined Newtown, Conn.; Aurora, Colo. and too many others on a grim list of places where a sense of...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:52 AM
It's been a rough week at the Hey household.
My son has missed four days of school because of this superbug going around. I am sure by now you either a) have had it b) have it now or c) encountered someone with it. You can read more about that here. I...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:19 PM
The Los Angeles police commission approved 8,000 first-aid trauma kits for officers that could be used to treat their own or others' gunshot wounds in active-shooter situations.
“Somewhere, someday a police officer is going to be saved” by...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:32 PM
State regulators cited a Bay Area-based adult film company over workplace safety violations, assessing fines of more than $78,000.
Cal-OSHA opened an investigation into San Francisco-based Kink Studios, which runs a network of sites, in August, in...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Parents, rejoice. A new 10,000 square-foot trampoline park in Hartford has opened so that your kids can bounce off somebody else's walls.
The indoor park, called Launch, features an open-bounce court, a foam pit, two basketball hoops, a separate...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Burbank marked a busy, busy year in 2013. The City Council welcomed a new member and ushered out a five-term councilman. Many of the top positions in city government — police chief, fire chief and city manager — were either hired or had...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:05 PM
TUCSON — He held her in an upright position against his chest to keep her from drowning in her own blood and applied pressure to her head wound.
It was then that Daniel Hernandez Jr. remembered a television show he watched when he was 10 years...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Private lifeguard services — are you kidding me? Why would we want to outsource lifeguards?
Our lifeguard services in Newport Beach are among the best in the state ["Newport may turn to private lifeguard services," Jan. 5]. We are a water-based...