| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:13 AM
Colin Chisholm III called himself Scottish royalty, lived on a $1.2 million yacht docked in an extravagant South Florida marina and had millions tucked away in various bank accounts.
Now, he's likely headed to prison for 21 months after admitting he hid...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Coyotes here to stay
Friday's Sentinel had a front-page article on residents' continuing concerns about the increasing numbers of coyotes endangering their pets. The advice offered by state wildlife officials is "Get used to them."
As an old Montana...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:06 PM
Anthony Smith slept near the baseball diamond at a West Los Angeles park Sunday night, huddled with the olive drab duffel pack he has carried since his four-year stint as an Army medic during the Gulf War.
"I saw a lot of blood and despair," said Smith,...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the fall of 2010, after a
14-year hiatus from the classroom, I began a one-year job filling in for a teacher on leave from the same rural Vermont high school that I'd entered as a rookie 30 years before.
Almost from my first day, I was moved by the...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:16 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed two little-noticed bills that would have expanded a special injury leave program that pays California's emergency responders 100% of their salaries, tax-free, when they're out with claimed ailments.
Monday's action came a day...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Democrats have their problems: A lame duck president whose popularity has slumped, just about zero chance of winning back the House, and a better-than-fair shot at losing the Senate as well. But Republicans were facing multiple sources of tension, in...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Democrats have their problems: a lame-duck president whose popularity has slumped, just about zero chance of winning back the House, and a better-than-fair shot at losing the Senate as well. But Republicans were facing multiple sources of tension, in...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Forget the race "card." In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race "deck."
The Wall Street Journal has listed some of the more outrageous ads and flyers designed to frighten African-Americans into believing that all opposition to...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Was John Hanger's recent commentary supposed be run on April's Fools Day instead of Halloween ("Democrats run the economy better," Oct. 30). Surely his supposed reasoning on the subject of why Democrats run the economy better than Republicans was with...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:49 AM
The moral case against racial inequality in the U.S. is pretty simple. When we don't give equal opportunity to minority kids, we deny them a full future. When better jobs are kept out of reach of qualified minority workers, we deny their families...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 7:11 AM
For two centuries, Hartford has been a center of commerce, industry and innovation. The city's businesspeople have led the way in everything from insurance to firearms, from bicycles to aircraft.
But many of Hartford's entrepreneurs never forgot the...