| Mar 25, 2010
| 4:22 PM
The National Weather Service's Sterling forecast office recorded its first (non-snow) thunderstorms of the year on Monday, and with them came some 1-inch hail.But that hail pales in comparison with the storms that have pounded parts of Australia during...
| May 2, 2010
The green-and-gold tram trundled down the road, a small Australian flag hanging out the driver's window. I stared in amazement, momentarily forgetting my morning coffee. As it rumbled past, I could see the words " Melbourne, Victoria, Australia"...
| May 9, 2011
1st Aborigine to a win world boxing title
Lionel Rose, 62, the first Australian Aborigine to win a world boxing title, died Sunday near Melbourne after being ill for several months, his family said. He had a stroke in 2007 that left him...
| May 10, 2011
John Walker, 67, a guitarist and singer who was one of the founding members of the Walker Brothers, a 1960s rock band whose biggest hit was "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)," died of liver cancer Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his personal...
| Jul 20, 2010
| 7:33 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman didn't expect to become a rabbi, let alone one at a synagogue here, thousands of miles away from his native land.
But there aren't many options for Jews in Australia who...
| Jul 22, 2010
David Warren, an Australian scientist who invented the flight data recorder famously known as the "black box" to help investigate aircraft accidents, died Monday in a Melbourne nursing home. He was 85.
Australian defense officials announced the death but...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:01 PM
Playing a prime 9 p.m. slot at Miami's Ultra Music Festival earlier this year, Cut Copy made for an odd stage presence.
The electronic and dance music bacchanal attended every March by thousands of ravers and wannabe ravers is dominated by brand-name DJs...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Early in 2009, a group of theater artists in Melbourne, Australia, reached a fork in their creative road. On the other side was an extraordinary outdoor theatrical event taking place right now in Chicago, titled "en route." But let me start back Down...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Fifteen years ago, licensing reform in Melbourne sparked a "small bar" revolution, attracting a global influx of bartenders to Australia. Since then, Victoria's capital has become famed for its particularly diverse and energetic bar scene.
| Sep 16, 2011
| 4:04 PM
A homicide detective from ‘Down under’ has come all the way to New Orleans to learn how investigators with the NOPD handle their case work.
Sgt. Wayne Woltsche is a Victoria Police detective here from Melbourne, Australia, that country's...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:43 PM
The decisions people make about our futures will have an effect on every aspect of our lives.
People are forced to come to conclusions about all these life-altering options starting in middle school. These decisions — such as whether or not...