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  • Calendar: events for March 2009

    SACRAMENTO California Rivers Festival When, where: March 14, Sacramento Waldorf School Highlights: A Friends of the River-sponsored event with white-water rafting and kayaking vendors offering outings and lessons, classes about river sports,...
  • New on DVD: 'Australia,' 'Ashes of Time Redux'

    New on DVD: 'Australia,' 'Ashes of Time Redux'
    Australia 20th Century Fox, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99 Baz Luhrmann's epic "Australia" is at once a western, a war film, a Harlequin romance, a magical-realist fable and a tongue-clucking piece of social history, wrapped up in a decidedly Luhrmann-esque...
  • Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen Get Married -- Finally

    Tom Brady and Gisele Bunchen decided to take pity on the media and finally tied the knot. The couple got married in a small, private ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday (Feb. 26), report new sources. Brady, 31, and Bundchen, 28, made it...
  • What's the Catch?

    What's the Catch?
    It was during my first year in L.A., toward the bottom of my third glass of wine, as my office clock passed 10:30 a.m. and the writer leaned forward, blouse largely unbuttoned, to pour me a fourth while continuing to propose her TV series about the wine...
  • How computers call the shots for L.A. County children in peril

    There's no time to wash away the smell of sour milk from the baby's skin, so the mother wipes the dozing infant's face with the filthy bib hanging from his neck. "WIC cares about me," it reads, a reference to the free food program for poor women and...
  • Help Others as a Child Psychologist

    Help Others as a Child Psychologist
    If you desire a rewarding career helping children learn to successfully manage psychological disorders and heal emotional wounds, consider becoming a child psychologist. What They Do Child psychologists administer diagnostic tests, assess, diagnose...
  • Vodou: Myths and Facts

    Zombies, black magic, dolls impaled with stickpins, witch doctors muttering spells and curses: Vodou, or "voodoo" as many people spell it, is the eye of a storm of fears and stereotypes. Many of them are untruths or half-truths, according to experts....
  • Lord's Place program in West Palm helps homeless find hope

    When employees at The Lord's Place created a pilot program in October to help the homeless, they were hoping to help 100 people per month. Today, they serve about 100 people per day. "We had no idea what to expect," said Diana Stanley, the agency's...
  • Walking the Dunbar beat

    In Dunbar Village, it all comes down to trust. Without it, residents say, they won't talk to police, crimes go unsolved and victims don't get closure.Officer Randy Nash walks the beat, as he has for about a year. He asks residents and business owners...
  • George Sheldon is the right choice

    The gubernatorial appointment of a state agency chief typically turns few heads outside of Tallahassee, or inside the capital, for that matter. Gov. Charlie Crist, however, managed to make a noteworthy choice recently in replacing an inspiring...
  • Tibet's season of protest may be foiled by fear

    Tibet's season of protest may be foiled by fear
    If it had happened elsewhere, it might have been dismissed as a teenage prank. A couple of 15-year-olds last year hung a Tibetan banner on the wall of their classroom next to portraits of Mao Tse-tung and Deng Xiaoping. They drew Xs over the faces of the...