| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Easter is more than a week away, but as it's one of the most popular days for dining out (right up there with Mother's Day), early reservations are a must. Here are some picks for the April 20 holiday.
Autre Monde: Three-course brunch menu, $30. A la...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Orange County teachers hoping to have their 2013-14 raises by Mother's Day have had their hopes dashed by their union.
The union's lawyer filed notice Wednesday evening that the Classroom Teachers Association will contest parts of an agreement that...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:15 PM
For a couple of periods during the 1960s, the musical clan - built around sisters Yvonne, Alyce, Luise and Marilyn - headlined a weekly variety series that was reliable for its clean approach and positive vibe.
This set compiles several specially themed...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:30 PM
A monthlong mystery over who illuminated the big grin on Simi Valley's Happy Face Hill has been solved: Two sisters, ages 3 and 7, did it.
"They wanted to surprise me because they knew how much I love the happy face," said their mother, Allison...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Melvin Mowrey Jr., a retired Sweetheart Cup operations manager, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder March 6 at Dove House in Westminster. The Reisterstown resident was 76.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Christian Street, he was the son of...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
LOS ANGELES Last Mother's Day, Jaret Graham, 14, climbed on the back of an all-terrain vehicle driven by his 12-year-old cousin. As they sped down a paved stretch of country road in west Texas, the 12-year-old lost control, the vehicle went into a ditch...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:10 PM
My dogwood had leaf spots last summer. Now my neighbors say it's dead and I should cut it down. Should I?
Your neighbors may think it had Discula anthracnose, a fungal disease that slowly killed many dogwoods — particularly stressed ones —...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:05 PM
The one thing you've got to say about Miriam "Duke Porn Star" Weeks is that she's probably not racking up much in the way of student loans at Duke University.
Or is she? The story on Duke freshman Weeks, who's "working" her way through college by flying...
| Mar 16, 2014
Casey O'Halloran and Bridget O'Connor, best friends since high school, have always been crafty. They launched their do-it-yourself blog, DIY Playbook (thediyplaybook.com), in March 2013.
"Our motto is that we have big-league decorating dreams on a...
| Feb 27, 2014
As a milliner, Lisa Farrell makes hand-crafted hats for women and children and sells them from her shop, Ooh-La-La in Highland Park.
Lately, she's also been playing the Powerball.
"I keep hoping I win the lottery so I can buy the building," Farrell...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The mystery packages started showing up in August of 2012.
The Full family just had their fourth child and found themselves driving their 6-year-old from Wheaton to Chicago to learn about things they never thought they'd have to, like medulloblastoma...