| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Ernie Seiler made one promise to the bikers, joggers and dog-walkers craning their necks to see his crew on the Chandler Bikeway Monday night.
“Give me 30 seconds and I’ll give you the universe,” he tells them.
He points them left,...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:38 PM
A mourner showed up decked out in full Elvis splendor.
A beer truck emblazoned with the Mr. Boh logo led the funeral procession.
And more than 2,000 people packed the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen — it was standing-room-only in the rear vestibule...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:20 AM
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, I have one for you. It came to mind last week when I heard of the death of Neil Armstrong, famed for being the first to set foot upon the Moon. His boyish face appeared on many photos through the years,...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong’s public memorial was held today in Washington, D.C., and the first man to walk on the moon was also honored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank).
Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, Schiff noted he...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I still remember — although details are somewhat cloudy now, the gist of it is still clear as bell — the night when my teen and toddler brother and sisters, my father, some workers on the farm and I sat around a fire, on a somewhat cold night,...
| May 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
If all goes as planned, sometime this morning a spacecraft will blast off from its launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and ride a fiery plume of contrails upward through the pre-dawn darkness to begin a two-week journey to the International Space Station...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Sally Ride had the coolest name. Perfect for the first American woman in space.
On that day in 1983 when she shattered the ultimate glass ceiling aboard the shuttle Challenger, many in the crowd of a quarter-million people watching the launch — a...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Ever wonder what kind of random hobbies you’d take up if you were a billionaire?
Well, for Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos -- worth $18.4 billion according to Forbes -- it’s about tracking down old rocket engines. Did we mention they&...
| Sep 21, 2012
Space shuttle Endeavour: It was an air show to end all air shows, a one-off spectacle that saw California crane its collective neck to the sky in wonderment....
| Feb 24, 2011
By coincidence, this month's Film Slam of indie short films, locally made and judged against one another by the audience, is happening on Oscar Sunday. Tim Anderson will emcee the event at The Enzian, beginning at 1. Here's the “Red Band”...
| Mar 27, 2011
About Geraldine Ferraro, who died over the weekend. There had been a rather unpleasant patch there in early 2008 after Ferraro, a supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, told the Daily Breeze that "If Obama was a white man, he would......