| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Every child who has attended elementary school in the U.S. can without a doubt recall the famous “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue” rhyme.
Though the rest of the poem is a distant memory, as adults, many of us have been exposed to...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Long before Los Angeles made its name as the entertainment capital of the world and became known for traffic, diversity, great weather and coveted In-N-Out burgers, it was home to an indigenous peoples known as the Tongva, who lived and thrived in the...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 11:39 PM
Last week my friend Jean and I attended the Del Mar Fall Home Decorating & Remodeling Show, and the Healthy Living Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Although we quickly made our way through the decorating and remodeling displays, we spent quite a bit...
| May 4, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Olivia Newton-John’s appeal seems to be timeless. With a career spanning more than four decades she is still a vibrant, creative individual that is adored by fans across the world. Born in Cambridge, England in 1948, the youngest child of...
| May 14, 2012
| 4:46 PM
What if you came home one day and found someone else living in your house?
In Texas, there’s a law that allows squatters to take over abandoned property for little next to nothing. It’s called Adverse Possession.
But what happens if your...
| May 17, 2012
| 10:08 AM
U.S. minorities now represent more than half of America's population under the age of 1, the Census Bureau said, a historic demographic milestone with profound political, economic and social implications.
The bureau -- defining a minority as anyone who...
| May 23, 2012
| 2:23 PM
TransCanada is the company planning to build the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline from Alberta all the way to the Gulf Coast near Houston. The project, if completed, would cross thousands of miles including 1,200 feet of Julia Trigg Crawford’s...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 11:41 PM
Long thought to help the dearly departed on their journey through the underworld, the personalized items that decorate an altar or gravesite on Dia de los Muertos can be as varied as the personalities they are supposed to aid.
Decorations can be photos,...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:15 AM
Suddenly we all know Sandy, the superstorm that whacked New York City, left 55 people dead across the East Coast -- and about that many in Haiti as well -- knocked out power to millions and caused some $20 billion worth of property damage.
What I find...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 7:27 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
String together songs such as “Cortez the Killer,” “Pocahontas,” “Like an Inca,” “Powderfinger,” “Goin’ Home” and others from throughout Neil Young’s career, and...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Whether you love whales, trees or indigenous people, few travel destinations seem to feel pristine. But for those who want to escape the tourist onslaught and shed the sense that you're about the only one on the planet who hasn't been to a particular...