| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:34 PM
To the editor: News of the U.S. government opening talks with Cuba on normalizing relations and ending the 54-year embargo is long past due; indeed, it recalls Ronald Reagan's "blue jeans and Coca-Cola" strategy in prying open the Iron Curtain that kept...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Closures on the northbound and southbound Golden State (5) Freeway are scheduled for the Burbank area early this week, according to the California Department of Transportation.
A full closure of the northbound lanes and all ramps between Lankershim...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Until now there were two types of peaceful American change. One was a president, like Franklin D. Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, working with Congress to alter American life from the top down by passing a new agenda. The other was popular reform pressure, as...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Power has been restored to about 850 Duke Energy customers in Lake Mary who lost their electricity on Christmas Even when a storm rolled through their area.
The outages were near U.S. Highway 17-92 and County Road 427, also known as Ronald Reagan...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Downtown Los Angeles' skyline is poised to change dramatically in the next few years with the addition of several buildings, including the New Wilshire Grand hotel and office project.
With a spire that will make the edifice L.A.'s tallest — at 1,...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:19 AM
November marks 25 years since the world changed with the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event is now weighted down, not just by its historical significance but by interpretation, memory and legend. Many recall the coverage of jubilant Berliners dancing on...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:21 PM
There are perhaps four speeches in American history that so electrified the public that they propelled their orators to the front rank of presidential politics overnight: Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Union Address of 1860, William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:39 PM
President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
An inherited economy
"If you don't like the message, kill the messenger." And so it has been with responses to the My Word column, "Dems should've run on Obama's record," on Sunday by Chris Fox, who proffered a quote from the conservative business...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Even before the drubbing his party suffered in last week's congressional election, President Obama was visibly frustrated by Republicans' tenacious opposition to his second-term agenda. Now he's heading into the final years of his presidency facing a...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 12:54 PM
When the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, on Nov. 9, 1989, symbolically signaling the end of the Cold War, it was no surprise that many credited President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for bringing it down.
But the true heroes behind...