| Nov 15, 2011
| 10:37 AM
Over the years, an awful lot of the responsibility of raising children has been pawned off on our school systems, and sometimes it appears to have been at the expense of the three Rs.
And any properly schooled person can certainly tell you that the...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:43 PM
While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us has that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey's life.
And here are some good reasons:
•You are what you eat....
| Jul 29, 2012
| 7:05 PM
What do vampires do after massacring a wedding reception? Plan for world domination, of course.
After last week's monstrously ridiculous episode, this week was a bit more sedate. For "True Blood" that means a graphic sex scene, double Sams (seriously)...
| May 29, 2012
| 3:51 PM
6-year-old Lori Anne Madison from Virginia is quite the smarty pants. She may be young, but she can spell with the best of them.
And she will; in this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee competition.
Madison is the youngest speller ever to be...
| May 31, 2012
| 11:32 AM
First, a favor: Can you please abandon your perusal of this page for just a second or so?
In that interval, we would appreciate it if you could glance at your hand. Right or left. Doesn't matter.
Just a glance. We'll wait.
Thanks. You saw, we assume,...
| Jun 10, 2012
How to Build an Android
The True Story ofPhilip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection
David F. Dufty
Henry Holt: 288 pp., $26
In 2005, at the edge of robotics, a curious project took shape: an android that was an eerily realistic copy of science fiction...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 8:10 AM
For all of us concerned about getting olde, here's a secret that may keep you above ground just a little longer.
Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (and who could argue with him) found that extroverts live longer.
It's all part of...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Hundreds of graduates, along with their principal, bid farewell Thursday to four years at Glendale Unified High School.
More than 600 graduates dressed in red and black caps and gowns took center stage at Moyse Stadium as they prepared to move on to...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Wavy Gravy's main claim to fame is being the head of the Hog Farm hippie commune that served free food to the masses at Woodstock some 43 years ago (and still survives to this day).
"What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000," he exclaimed...
| Mar 7, 2012
Dozens of community members and friends of 13-year-old Jessica Funk-Haslam converged on the softball field dugout Wednesday evening, where her body was found the day before.
Mouners lay flowers and wreaths against the dugout wall. Loved ones and friends...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 11:53 AM
A 13-year-old girl was stabbed, couldn’t breathe and was hit in the head, according to a report from the coroner.
Jessica Funk-Haslam was found dead in the dugout of the baseball field at Rosemont Park along Americana Way Tuesday morning.