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  • Glitz and green

    Glitz and green
    When Lance Lawson and Jim Wetzel close up their shop — Chicago's "refined general store," Space 519 — for the night, they head home to a little slice of green suburban life — right in the city. Their commute carries them northwest to Ravenswood Manor, a pocket of the city where they decided to put down roots because, Lawson says, it brings the appeal of the North Shore closer to the city. "We're surrounded by trees, a real yard, a river and wildlife — even though we're just a half-hour drive from work," says Lawson.
  • Pesticide blamed in death of 25,000 bumblebees in Oregon

    A pesticide used to control aphids has been singled out as the cause in this week's deaths of tens of thousands of bumblebees in a retail parking lot in Oregon, state officials said Friday. At least 25,000 bees were found dead and more were dying in a ...

    State, federal officials investigate possible new leak at Hanford

    State and federal officials are investigating a higher level of radioactivity that may indicate a leak from a tank holding radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state. The U.S. Energy Department said workers had detected...

    Designer Ottavio Missoni is laid to rest in Italy

    Designer Ottavio Missoni is laid to rest in Italy
    Ottavio Missoni, who died last week at age 92, was laid to rest on Monday after a funeral service in Gallarate, Italy. “Fashion passes but style remains. We are here to take lessons in style from a man of style,” said the minister¬† Don...

    Our Laguna: Flip through the pages of Connie Morthland's life

    Connie Morthland celebrated her 100th birthday this year, and the milestone was commemorated in a book by her younger daughter, Joan Hutchins. The Grand Dame of Moss Point lives now at Crown Cove in Corona del Mar, but during her decades in Laguna Beach,...