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  • Junipero Serra, California's founding father

     Junipero Serra, California's founding father
    Many powerful Californians have left their mark on the state. But I'd argue that the most lasting legacy, for better and for worse, belongs to a controversial man of the cloth born 300 years ago this year: Father Junipero Serra. The trail of missions he...
  • In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword

    In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword
    FORT CHIPEWYAN, Canada — In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere." Here in Alberta, the Athabasca River slices through forests of spruce and birch before spilling into a vast freshwater delta and Lake...
  • Apps to keep the kids happy

    Apps to keep the kids happy
    In a car full of kids, electronics provide a welcome distraction for those not behind the wheel. They also can reduce clutter in the car. A technology-induced silence doesn't have to be a stupor, said Sue Thotz, a Chicago program manager with Common...
  • Rooney Mara in talks to play Tiger Lily in Peter Pan origin story

    Rooney Mara looks to be headed to Neverland. The "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" lead is in negotiations to star as the tribal princess Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.' upcoming Peter Pan origin story "Pan," according to a Variety report. Directed by Joe...
  • Contentious referendum looks to seal Crimea fate

    PEREVALNE, Ukraine — Shortly after hundreds of polling stations opened across the breakaway Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Sunday, it became increasingly clear that after 23 years of being part of the Ukraine Crimean peninsula washed...
  • Review: Alfredo Ramos Martínez, champion of ordinary people, revisited

    Alfredo Ramos Martínez was a few weeks shy of 58 when he packed up his studio and, with his wife and daughter, moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles in 1929. He arrived just in time for the epic collapse of the economy. Not surprisingly, the Great...
  • Film Review: 'Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America'

    The full-bodied richness of Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa's voice is given equal weight to her life and politics in Rodrigo H. Vila's enjoyable if standard bio-docu. Developed with the assistance of her son Fabian Matus, who acts as guide and...
  • Yuca, A Sacred Staple Of Latin American Cuisine

    Yuca, A Sacred Staple Of Latin American Cuisine
    It is almidón sagrado, or "sacred starch," in the poetry of Dr. Marinaelo Medrano, author of the collection "Diosas de la Yuca" (Goddesses of the Yuca). Yuca bears no resemblance to the similarly spelled, flowering desert plant called yucca, although...
  • A balanced mission statement: Junípero Serra exhibit at the Huntington Library

    A balanced mission statement: Junípero Serra exhibit at the Huntington Library
    If you missed it over the summer or fall, there's still time to explore the remarkable exhibition, "Junípero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions," at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Nuanced and...
  • In Theory: Should schools be a party to religious charities?

    Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues. East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., have...
  • Controversial Apache mascot dropped by Northern California school

    Controversial Apache mascot dropped by Northern California school
    A Northern California school district on Wednesday decided to drop its controversial Apache mascot. The Apache, adopted decades ago, has long been a sensitive issue for Vallejo High School, and altering it has been raised several times over the years, ...