| Dec 20, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Over the past week, we as Americans have been united in our grief as Newtown has laid to rest so many beautiful, innocent children, along with the heroic educators who worked every day to help them achieve their dreams.
As a mother of two young...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:55 PM
I thought last week's Mailbag very interesting.
I loved the thought about bringing back Rockin' Fig and getting information about local surfing. We are "Surf City" after all.
I also thought Charles Osterlund's letter was interesting. I do notice the...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 10:57 AM
"The Kennedy Center Honors" is one of the nation's great TV treasures. And while this year's show is a little uneven, the high points still make it one of my favorite TV viewing experiences of the year.
Maybe you have to be a little older to...
| Jan 28, 2013
Adela Cepeda stepped adroitly along her path to become one of the city's most prominent Latina businesswomen. But she walked it on her own, rather than as part of the power couple she and her husband were once well on their way to becoming.
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:59 AM
This year’s developments have certainly vindicated those of us who care about our health, our environment and our treatment of animals.
In January, First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled revamped federal guidelines requiring school cafeterias to...
| Dec 30, 2012
The queen's Diamond Jubilee was a chance to look back at 60 years of colorful suits and hats. And everyone seemed more than eager to hop aboard the royal train, including Pantone, which color-coded her highness' most iconic outfits, and...
| Mar 15, 2013
Dear Answer Angel: I've been seeing a lot more of my pet peeve: women dressing like their daughters. I think it's creepy for the moms to wear outfits that you might expect to see on their teen — or even preteen — daughters. Do you have any...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:23 AM
She's had her own TV series, theme parks and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float. She boasts more Facebook “likes” than First Lady Michelle Obama or Mickey Mouse. And her annual sales have been estimated at $5 billion.
Not bad for a cat...
| Mar 17, 2013
— First lady Michelle Obama has invited the mother and 10-year-old brother of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teen slain in January soon after taking part in inauguration festivities, to attend the White House Easter egg roll, the mother said.
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Future historians of the Barack Obama presidency, where would you rather travel? To that perpetually sunny corner of Polynesia where our 44th president was born? Or to the windy city on Lake Michigan he most recently called home?
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The term "first lady" can mean lots of different things, depending on your interpretation — and artists tend to have wildly differing interpretations of things. It can be literal, like a painting of Michelle Obama. Or it could refer to powerful...