| Sep 7, 2011
| 2:20 PM
The big Labor Day celebration that always marks the transition from summer to fall has just flown by us.
In the old days, the men and women of fashion had to put away their white clothes and shoes until the next June. Here in Southern California, the old...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 8:35 PM
We are headed for August sizzle as the thermometer begins its climb upward. However, that is not the only thing sizzling — the Tony Award-winning musical “Memphis” is setting the Pantages Theatre on fire. The show, set in Memphis in...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:10 PM
“East Meets Fete” was the theme chosen for “Only at Descanso,” the recent fundraising gala held at Descanso Gardens.
Heather Sturt Haaga, a Descanso trustee, seamlessly chaired the gala that raised $202,000 in support of the...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Summer is humming lazily along in its happy way. I’ve been enjoying the soft rhythm as the days and evenings unfold. The only thing that would make summer better would be if we had lightnin’ bugs that flitted by with their tiny illuminations...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:49 PM
It's hard to believe, but the first day of spring, March 20, is nearly here. We have already sprung an hour ahead and we are now thankfully into daylight saving time. I love having the sun shine later into the evening.
An afternoon performance of...
| Feb 8, 2010
| 7:18 PM
Boca Raton's public schools could be the subject of a takeover attempt by the city government, starting with Boca Raton High despite strong teacher opposition.
The City Council on Monday began considering whether to sponsor a proposal for converting...
| Jan 5, 2010
Jeffrey Hernandez is retaining his title as chief academic officer of Palm Beach County schools, despite his highly publicized "reassignment" more than two weeks ago after a semester of controversy.
"He's on the job," school district spokesman Nat...
| Jan 21, 2010
| 11:18 AM
Robert Dow, the fiery Palm Beach County teachers union president, revealed in a stirring hospital-room speech Wednesday that he is battling acute leukemia.
But the illness hasn't stemmed his desire to keep fighting for teachers.
Wearing a sport jacket...
| Jan 5, 2010
| 6:25 PM
Palm Beach County students returned from Winter Break on Tuesday with educators chewing over new academic guidelines that could calm a storm of protests from teachers and parents.
In a memo sent late Monday, Superintendent Art Johnson outlined...
| Dec 7, 2009
| 3:41 PM
Palm Beach County high school teacher Jane Kirkland on Monday issued a stinging attack on the school district's controversial academic initiatives.
"There is a lot of money being thrown away that should go back in the classroom," said Kirkland, of John...
| Dec 22, 2009
| 7:23 PM
Ann Killets had a front row seat to the failures of former Palm Beach County Chief Academic Officer Jeffrey Hernandez.
Killets, chief of staff for Superintendent Art Johnson, on Tuesday began the heavy task of helping the school system reboot after the...