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  • Movie Quote Quiz

     
    I realized we never got an answer to the question I started my most recent Movie Quote Quiz with. Here’s what I wrote: I mentioned in one of my recent Hall of Fame columns that I’d love to see a......
  • Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment

    Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment
    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers today have begun to send portions of a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn, the one task they must complete ahead of their Saturday adjournment deadline. The spending plan puts off the tough decision of whether to extend the...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Yosemite for its 150th anniversary

    Taking the Kids -- to Yosemite for its 150th anniversary
    Could they do it? It was a tough hike for six and eight year olds -- up 600 slick granite steps to the top of a waterfall, getting thoroughly splashed in the process. (I guess that's why they call it the Mist Trail.) We were in Yosemite National Park and...
  • Obama's swap for Bergdahl: A presidential power play?

    In the wake of the prisoner swap that resulted in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release by the Taliban, questions are rightly being asked about the deal's legal justifications. In fact, the Obama administration did not comply with statutory requirements that it...
  • The party of Lincoln, today

    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...
  • In May 1974, Tribune delivered 2 Watergate bombshells

    In May 1974, Tribune delivered 2 Watergate bombshells
    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...
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Braves Storm of Policy Battles

    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...
  • Sally Field to Receive a Star on the Walk of Fame

    Sally field's come a long way, baby. She began as TV's "Gidget" (1965-66). So convinced she wasn't going to get the part, Field attended the audition with her beach bag so she could go swimming afterward. She was Gidget even before she got the role....
  • Up Close: Cheyne Walls' 'Gates of the Valley'

    Up Close: Cheyne Walls' 'Gates of the Valley'
    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...
  • As it woos the GOP, Las Vegas' anything-goes image isn't an asset

    On a recent afternoon, in her airy office above downtown, Mayor Carolyn Goodman delivered an ode to Las Vegas: its weather, parks, dining, shopping, arts scene, airport, medical facilities. Sin, she added almost as an aside, can be found anywhere in the...
  • Obama library doesn't warrant state funds

    Obama library doesn't warrant state funds
    To say that California is in better fiscal condition than Illinois is like saying the captain of the Exxon Valdez grades out higher than the guy at the helm of the Titanic. Disasters come in different doses. One study found that California ranks 46th in...