| May 2, 2014
| 1:04 PM
I don't remember the exact moment my mom began teaching me how to cook. Maybe it was when I perched on a kitchen stool at the sink, kid-elbows deep in cool water washing freshly picked grapes from the arbor in our backyard. Proud of my accomplishments,...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:05 AM
It's May, the month for celebrating Mother's Day, Teachers Appreciation Day and Classified Staff Appreciation Day.
For many local PTA leaders, it's also the month for the California State PTA convention, when PTA representatives from many of our schools...
| May 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
This is my third Mother's Day, and I think I've finally figure out the kind of mom I am.
Sure, I see the merits of being an "attachment parent," Tiger Mom or even a Helicopter Mom, and I'm sure I integrate the best elements of clinging, pouncing...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Mother's Day is a week away and my daughters are casting about for gift ideas. But the one thing I want most — this and every year — is something they can't conjure up and Amazon can't deliver.
I'd like my mother to pay a visit, sit with...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:45 PM
In the opening pages of Lisa Howorth's "Flying Shoes," it seems that we're heading into a crime novel. Mary Byrd Thornton is unloading the dishwasher, half-listening to NPR when she answers the phone. A detective is on the line with the news that the case...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 4:34 PM
A second man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a mother of three in May, police said Sunday.
Marsharra Tate, 19, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm in the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Sonia Nazario, the writer, found Enrique in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, in May 2000. She and Don Bartletti, the photographer, spent two weeks with him there and rejoined him at the end of his journey in North Carolina. Then, based on Nazario's extensive...
| Aug 24, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — Dawn Rashko remembers when her son, Joel, was 5 or 6, he took several of her rings to school and gave them to the little girls in his class.
"He loved the girls," she said sitting in her Newport News apartment. "He loved giving...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Shopping for Mother’s Day for moms who like the outdoors and golf is easy when you give them gifts that make them look good and help them have more fun.
Outfit mom with apparel from Puma Golf and she’ll look and feel good from head to toe....
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:39 PM
When we penned this lead early in the year, we had no idea how close to the bone it would be: “Christina Ricci got to hone her chopping skills for the recent TV movie 'Lizzie Borden Took an Ax.' So the actress will be ready should she need to hack...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The Ricci-Heerdegen household is now a family of three: Christina Ricci has reportedly given birth to her first child.
The petite "Addams Family" alum, who also birthed the body-bending hashtag #riccing, and her husband, James Heerdegen, have...