| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:18 AM
No one calls the War of 1812 America's finest hour. But it had its moments.
Resentful over treatment by the British and determined to enhance national sovereignty, Henry Clay and a small group of "War Hawks" in the Twelfth Congress pushed an unprepared...
| May 24, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Wing Lam still isn't quite sure what happened to his last name.
The former Wing Lee had his moniker changed somehow when his family emigrated to the United States from Brazil in the 1970s. Either his father misspelled it, or the immigration official did,...
| May 30, 2012
In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles.
"I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008...
| May 27, 2012
| 1:15 PM
On a grassy hill a mile west of the Patuxent River, historian Ralph Eshelman can see the same bucolic view of fields and placid water anxious British soldiers likely saw when they landed in the summer of 1814 — the first stop in their campaign to...
| May 29, 2012
| 1:55 PM
An inmate sentenced to death hung himself in his cell at San Quentin State Prison over the weekend, officials announced on Tuesday.
The inmate, James Lee Crummel, 68, is the 20th death row inmate to take his own life since California reinstated capital...
| Oct 14, 2012
Wall Street might have turned its back on Democrats this election, but that's not the case among Maryland investment firms.
The vast majority of contributions to candidates by T. Rowe Price employees went to Democrats. And Democrats were the...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 2:41 PM
| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Ann N. Jensen
Our loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Ann Nelson Jensen, 83, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Hoag Hospital in Irvine, California.
She was born in Shelley, Idaho on October 31, 1928, to...
| Oct 10, 2012
Lee Childress, who touched the lives of thousands of Southern California high school drama students through a theater awards program she co-founded with her husband, John, more than 40 years ago, has died. She was 95.
Childress, a former publicist,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, October 11. Live near the Noth Hollywood Metro Red Line station? You may want to safeguard your electronics and pricey possessions.
Crime around the station rose 19 percent, police told the Contra Costa Times....
| Oct 14, 2012
There are big political contributors, and then there are BIG contributors. Count Baltimore trial lawyer and Orioles owner Peter Angelos among the latter.
Angelos has donated at least $1.22 million, mostly to super PACs backing Democrats, according to the...