| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The actor from Cleveland skimmed San Pedro in a banged-up Kia. He drove down a ragged street past a tattoo parlor and a sign for the Hotel Cabrillo. A few dicey-looking characters walked by with big dogs on chains. Robert McHalffey turned right and,...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:38 PM
How Lincolnesque is the Party of Lincoln? Depends on who you ask.
According to reader Joan Smith of Northridge, the Republican Party that freed the slaves in the 19th century and stood in opposition to civil rights-averse Southern Democrats in the...
| Jul 11, 2014
Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:08 PM
College football training camps open this week and, frankly, it’s about time somebody hit something besides the lunch buffet.
No other sport in the world (that I can think of) launches its campaign three weeks before it lifts a finger.
| May 16, 2014
| 4:46 AM
He's a West Coast prodigy, but California Chrome's roots reach deep into Maryland. Both the dam and one grand-dam of the Preakness favorite were foaled and raised on a 70-acre farm in Chestertown. The owners, Tom and Chris Bowman, couldn't have imagined...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:50 PM
As the Broward Republican Party wrapped up its most recent gathering, Tim Myette of Pompano Beach formed his fingers in the shape of a gun and "shot" it into his foot.
"It accomplished nothing," Myette said of the two hours in a warm hotel ballroom...
| Apr 27, 2014
Forty years ago this Thursday, Tribune readers found an extraordinary special section in their morning paper — a 44-page transcript of taped Oval Office conversations, the long-sought smoking gun of Watergate, perhaps the greatest political crisis...
| Jun 28, 2014
All of his senatorial colleagues were present and the galleries were packed on June 10, 1964, when Everett Dirksen rose to speak to the most far-reaching legislative proposal since the New Deal.
The senior senator from Illinois was a celebrated orator,...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:57 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, marked Juneteenth -- also known as Emancipation Day -- on Thursday.
It's a day that's significant to many in the African-American community.
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Tom Wheeler believes that television programming is in the midst of a Golden Age.
When asked what shows he watches, the FCC chairman doesn't hesitate, reeling off "House of Cards," "True Detective" and "Sherlock," and he admits to enjoying the...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:39 PM
The first in an occasional series in which the Coastline Pilot spotlights artworks on display around Laguna Beach.
It's a safe bet that most vacationers would postpone a Yosemite trip if they heard that a storm was coming.
Cheyne Walls isn't most...