| Oct 15, 2011
| 10:28 AM
Baltimoreans were astonished to find resting on their porches and steps early on the morning of July 3, 1881, an "Extra" edition of The Baltimore Sun.
This was a first time in The Sun's 44-year history that the paper had been printed on a Sunday, and...
| 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
| May 22, 2011
A History of the Papacy
John Julius Norwich
Random House: $30
The respected historian of the Byzantine Empire and Venice now turns to one of the oldest institutions on Earth and those who have worn the mitred hat during its 2,000-...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Cue the Katy Perry music! Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you "Lady Music Week" at William McKinley High.
The brainchild of Finn, aka Fetus Face, according to Santana, "Lady Music Week" is music by ladies, for ladies. Fetus Face is worried abut...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2011
The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century
Random House: 432 pp., $28
Veteran journalist Scott Miller has done something very interesting in his first book: He has conjoined two kinds...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 10:10 AM
The clock was turned back to the 1950s for the Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon at Verdugo Hills Hospital. “Rock Around the Clock” was the luncheon theme in the Council Room-turned-diner on June 11. And, indeed, more than 200 volunteers work...
| 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
Founded: March 30, 1839
Pulaski County was created in 1839 from parts of Montgomery and Wythe Counties, becoming the 87th Virginia county. It was named after Count Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who came to America after he was exiled...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 5:05 PM
Claude James Welker, who grew up in Burbank, died Feb. 9. He was 69.
Born Dec. 5, 1941, Welker attended William McKinley Elementary School, David Starr Jordan Junior High School and John Burroughs High School. He served in the Army in the late 1950s....
| Oct 4, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Well, thank you "Glee," for being utterly depressing today. Le sigh. Where's a Kleenex when you need one? So, alas, this is the break up episode, where one...if not more...of our beloved "Glee" couples is going to break up.
Up first, we have Blaine and...