| 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 22, 2014
| 2:55 PM
As a lifelong Republican and a resident of Newport Beach for 55 years, I am saddened to see the intrusion of some ultra-partisan party leaders advancing an agenda in Newport Beach that has nothing to do with the Republican values held by Ronald Reagan and...
| 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...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 6:43 PM
In the early years of his decadeslong congressional career, Philip Crane was a key figure in the fledgling conservative movement that became a standard of American politics.
In the 1970s, the Illinois congressman's home in McLean, Va., was the meeting...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Republicans made a significant gain on Tuesday, picking up 10 seats in the Connecticut House, where they have long labored in the minority.
But Republican leaders say the final tally doesn't show how close the GOP came to actually ending the Democrats'...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:47 PM
In the early years of his long congressional career, Philip M. Crane was a key figure in the fledgling conservative movement that became a standard of American politics.
In the 1970s, the Illinois congressman's home outside Washington was the meeting...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Sue Gunzburger has been in elected office in Broward County since Ronald Reagan was president, since a stamp cost 20 cents, since her hair was jet black.
Her first meeting was March 1982, as a Hollywood city commissioner. Her last will be Wednesday, as a...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Beverly Hills institution Kate Mantilini, opened by the late actor Harry Lewis and wife Marilyn in the 1980s, has announced it will close June 14 after 27 years.
The restaurant, which was part of Lewis' Hamburger Hamlet umbrella of restaurants,...
| May 14, 2014
Robert D. Stuart Jr. was a grandson of one of the founders of Quaker Oats Co. and third-generation leader of the company, shifting the focus during his long tenure as CEO from cereal-making to brand management and marketing while also overseeing...
| 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...