| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:58 PM
Spoiler alert: This recap contains the results of this year's glee club sectionals competition.
And the winner is...New Directions. Obviously. Seriously, who did you think was going to win? We wouldn't have much of a season if our star glee kids didn't...
| Aug 7, 2011
In 1896, a politician gave a fiery speech in Chicago about dollars and debts that, by comparison, makes the rhetorical barrages exchanged recently in Washington seem like after-dinner remarks at a morticians' convention.
The nation was in a prolonged...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 11:27 AM
| Sep 6, 2011
| 2:25 PM
Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is one in a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a major city.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DEL CERRO PARK
Distance: 4 miles
Duration: 1½ to 2 hours
| Apr 17, 2012
| 5:34 PM
Get your bell bottoms and platform shoes ready. We're taking it back to the '70s on "Glee."
Any episode that starts with Blaine singing in a bowtie gets my vote! After learning the theme for this year's regionals competition is vintage, Bowtie Blaine...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 9:17 AM
A La Cañada Flintridge resident who is facing thousands of dollars in city fines for excessively trimming oaks on his property says the punishment is unfair.
FOR THE RECORD: This story incorrectly states that Franklin Wang will...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Valentine's Day comes early to William McKinley High School.
After a brief holiday hiatus, our favorite glee kids are back and sappier...I mean, more romantic...than ever. Case in point? The show opener with the Grease classic "Summer Nights" starring...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Geraldine Neva Stallard will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Jan. 27.
She was born in Howe, Okla. on Jan. 27, 1912. She met her husband, Stuart, in Blythe, Calif., and eventually moved to Burbank to raise their three children, Connie, Bill and...