| Apr 17, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Deciding which historical figures to honor is a complicated business. The U.S. Capitol is full of statues of slaveholders and Confederate leaders and killers of Indians, yet we don't automatically remove them because, well, our history is our history,...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 7:35 PM
SACRAMENTO — A divided California state Senate voted Monday to request that the statue of Father Junipero Serra in the U.S. Capitol be replaced with one of NASA astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.
Each state can place statues...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:49 PM
To the editor: What a wonderful gesture that puts California in a positive light. Putting a statue of the late astronaut Sally Ride in the U.S. Capitol is symbolic of California's commitment to education and inclusiveness. ("State senator wants Sally Ride...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:28 PM
A California state senator is proposing to place a statue of pioneering astronaut Sally Ride in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, which would make Ride the first woman to represent California and the first known gay person to be included in the...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:54 AM
In February of 1960, the American magazine Look ran a cover story that asked, "Should a Girl Be First in Space?" It was a sensational headline representing an audacious idea at the time. And as we all know, the proposal fell short. In 1961, NASA sent Alan...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:58 PM
SAN DIEGO — Above the water line, the Point Loma wharf at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is impressive: large, high-tech ships dock there before cruising off to research sea life and climate conditions around the world. The skyline of...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
That Sally Ride would become America's first woman in space in 1983 seems both unlikely and inevitable when reading Lynn Sherr's new biography, "Sally Ride" (Simon & Schuster, 400pp., $28). Unlikely because Ride was a sporty Southern California girl...
| May 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Andrea Belz, 42, is an author, nuclear physicist, business owner and an assistant professor at USC's Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Most recently, she was named academic director of a master's program in Entrepreneurship and...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Pat Summitt may be on the way to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, but Sally Ride has a way to go.
Many are recommended for Congress' highest civilian honor, but only a handful receive it.
Still, it's been awarded to a heart surgeon, a comedian,...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:46 AM
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was an inspirational scientist. The institution she founded, Sally Ride Science, continues to organize camps and festivals for aspiring female astronauts. Perhaps there will come a day when we all can...