| Jun 15, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Hard to imagine, but in the 1950s there were no more than a couple hundred surfers in Southern California. Spying one of these early adopters gliding across the waves was a rare treat.
Rarer still were the people who photographed them.
| Jul 7, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Writing is easy. You take a pile of nouns, you add a bucket of verbs. You put them in a spittoon and swirl them around until you've created a story that lasts through eternity.
That's my secret, anyway. Shakespeare and Twain followed much the same...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 8:20 AM
If you Google "It's all fun and games until someone … ," you'll find "loses an eye," "gets hurt," "gets pregnant," "gets shot," "calls the cops" and lots more. It's an expression that fits a lot of situations.
As I tried to sort out Wednesday's...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:18 AM
In the video for their breakthrough hit, "What Makes You Beautiful," the five Brit heartthrobs of One Direction cavort on the beach, looking wind-swept, clean-cut and ink-free.
Yet, there they were — well, three of them, anyway — on a recent...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Part of Baltimore's Vacants to Value program, aimed at reducing vacant houses and blight across the city, calls for aggressive and streamlined enforcement of the housing code. That means heavy fines to owners who don't take care of their vacant houses....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:18 PM
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was "argumentative" and slammed the door on police during their first encounter following his friend's death, according to court records.
He also called his girlfriend's...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Emily Gian has slashed prices on shark fins, the astoundingly expensive ingredient of a coveted and ceremonial soup, in hopes that she will sell out before a California ban on sale or possession of the delicacy takes effect Monday.
"The law is unfair,"...
| Jul 3, 2013
I'm ticked off at my sister because she did not send me a birthday card.
I'm ticked off to see so many clothing and shoe portable collection units over the county. There are thrift stores that you can take them to. There are some agencies that will...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 8:11 AM
When I became a father 21 years ago, I realized I had a helluva lot to learn.
As I look back today on my 21st Father's Day, I realize I have just as much to learn. One of these days I'll get it down pat.
Oh, the tasks have changed quite a bit.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:32 PM
When Charlie Alford isn’t busy at Alford Distributing, there’s a good chance that you will find him behind a sizzling barbecue, cooking for his family, and likely inventing a new dish.
Whether it’s spontaneously grilling onions for a...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Channing Tatum's a big, strong man, but he was reduced to tears by the recent birth of his little baby girl Everly, he told Chelsea Handler on her talk show Thursday night.
And they seem to have been tears of panic, not tears of joy!
While his wife,...