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  • President Harrison made history

    President Harrison made history
    If you want to break the boredom of a late winter Sunday, you could raise a cup of cheer to the memory of President William Henry Harrison, the nation's ninth president, who was sworn into office 171 years ago today. I'm also certain the details of...
  • Burb's Eye View: The library books an army of presidents

    Any day now, Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover will arrive at David Peterson's doorstep. At his Burbank home they'll join the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Thomas Jefferson — most of the presidents, really, in a collection of figurines...
  • Living Here: Famous people, places and things

    Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things. It's known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
  • Living Here: History museums and sites

    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Presidential candidates find new ways to sell message through music

    Presidential candidates find new ways to sell message through music
    The musical battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney heated up recently as Stevie Wonder released a funky new pro-Obama song called “Keep Moving Forward,” while Meat Loaf celebrated his support of Romney by belting a goofy “America...
  • How are you celebrating William Henry Harrison's birthday?

    Old Tippecanoe, the ninth president of the United States, was born 240 years ago today. He remains the president with the shortest term in office, having died a month after his inauguration. An elderly gentleman, he insisted on making a prolonged and...
  • Berkuta chosen for annual Kiwanis honor

    Berkuta chosen for annual Kiwanis honor
    As a resident of the city for more than 37 years, Nick Berkuta has waited a long time to receive the distinction of being chosen La Cañadan of the Year. But he said at a La Cañada Kiwanis Club ceremony at Descanso Gardens on Wednesday afternoon that his...
  • Smith Islanders debate buyout offered by state

    Smith Islanders debate buyout offered by state
    Superstorm Sandy barely laid a glove on Smith Island last fall, to hear residents tell it. Though storm-driven flooding damaged hundreds of homes in Crisfield and the rest of Somerset County, only a couple islanders got any water in their homes from the...
  • 1 killed in Southeast L.A. crash; 3 hurt in dive off PCH in Malibu

     
    One person died in a crash on Interstate 5 in Southeast Los Angeles early Sunday after a car went off the road and down an embankment. The single-vehicle crash, which occurred just south of Rosecrans Avenue, was reported at 3:48......
  • 5 LAPD officers probed in mother's death; some urge caution

     
    As officials investigation five Los Angeles police officers in connection with a deadly altercation with a South Los Angeles mother, some are urging against a rush to judgment against the officers. The case is getting wide media attention, though...
  • Actor Michael Madsen arrested on suspicion of DUI

     
    Actor Michael Madsen was arrested in Malibu on Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities said. Madsen -- best known for his work in the movies “Reservoir Dogs,” “Donnie Brasco,” “...