| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It started as a day like any other a hundred years ago, but before it was out, it would have ushered in a century of war, revolution, terror and mass murder like no other.
For today, June 28th, is a dark centennial. It's the 100th anniversary of the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:37 PM
"We must resist our dreams of managing history."
—Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952)
When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:05 PM
WASHINGTON — She was called the "the most famous woman in Los Angeles."
That was how the wife of famed "Pathfinder" John C. Fremont was described in her Los Angeles Times obituary in 1902.
Though she is not as well known today, she could be on...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Morgan Gardner Bulkeley IV, accomplished artist and sculptor, Red Sox fan, last in the direct genealogical line with that distinctly Hartford name, visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time in the summer of 2012.
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Glendale Beautiful, in cooperation with the city of Glendale Community Services and Parks Department, will celebrate the 64th annual Arbor Day on March 4 at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael Park, 1330 Dorothy Drive.
The coffee social will begin at 10 a.m....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Sometimes political careers are born of chance.
John Nicolay and John Hay were two young men working in Springfield, Ill., when they became involved with the political life of Abraham Lincoln before his 1860 U.S. presidential campaign. Tireless and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Matthew Morrison is nothing like Will Schuester.
The 35-year-old actor susses out people and their true intentions, while the William McKinley High School teacher on Fox's TV show "Glee" is a hopeless optimist.
Both look for the good in people —...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:32 AM
En route to becoming America's preeminent Broadway composer-lyricist, Stephen Sondheim took a few darkly hued detours into the lives of murderously deranged historical characters, probably his best known being "Sweeney Todd."
An even more arresting,...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Admiral William Sheffield Cowles and his wife, Anna "Bamie" Roosevelt Cowles, must have slipped into Union Station quietly, without being recognized.
Had the mid-day travelers in the lobby noticed them, they would certainly have put two and two together...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Burbank Unified school district is falling in line with a growing state trend that has seen student suspensions decline over the past school year compared to the year prior, according to data released this week by state officials.
There were 246 fewer...
| May 10, 2014
There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...