| 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 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...
| Jun 25, 2014
For more than two decades, Cecy Rodgers Szuba was the smiling face meeting and greeting members at the Chicago Club, one of the city's oldest business and social clubs.
As program director for the club, which overlooks Grant Park and Buckingham...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:24 AM
Charges have been filed in the shooting death of a Southwest Side mother of three just two days before Mother's Day, police said.
Johnny Reese, 23, of the 11400 block of South Union Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder, murder while in the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Marie Parsons Ellis, a 70 year resident of Burbank, died peacefully in her home on May 14, 2014, at the age of 95 with her friend Violet Mahoney at her side. She was much loved and admired by her family, and will be dearly missed by all of us and by...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:00 PM
He handed me his smartphone so I could wish my mother-in-law a happy Mother's Day. There it was, in large print on the screen, the identity of the place my husband, Ron, had telephoned.
Calm down, don't make a scene. It's Mother's Day, I...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:43 PM
As a kid, Kyle Beckerman always had his eye on the goal. He painted pictures of U.S. soccer stars, wowed classmates at Crofton Woods Elementary with his command of a soccer ball and even tagged his adolescent signature: "USA #15."
Attending the World...
| Jun 18, 2014
My young children and I watched the televised rally Monday celebrating the L.A. Kings' Stanley Cup victory, while my husband and older children attended at Staples Center. ("Garcetti drops an F-bomb at Kings celebration -- and there's fallout," June 16)...