| Feb 27, 2015
| 2:06 PM
EUSTIS — Levi Kaplan was on fire at the Lake County Spelling Bee.
The fifth-grader at Seminole Springs Elementary School in Eustis correctly spelled F-L-A-M-B-`E for the win at the Eustis Community Center.
"It's great and it's been a really good...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 10:36 AM
J.K. Rowling has been very protective of Harry Potter, not letting her boy wizard jump into the e-book format until 2012. When he finally did, it was part of a universe she controlled, Pottermore.
Now the seven original Harry Potter books are...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:09 AM
Some say the devil’s greatest trick was convincing the world he doesn’t exist. I say it was convincing parents that computers can be educational.
I learned this the hard way over Christmas when my wife and I, stumped about what to get our...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:35 AM
If tech devices will be under the tree on Christmas morning, parents would be wise to crack them open before the kids do.
"A lot of tech toys say 'plug-and-play,' but you might have to log in and establish a user name and password or configure the Wi-Fi...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
High school students displayed their story-writing chops in a first-ever Common Core writing competition among 10th-graders in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
Winners were announced in a ceremony last week. Hannah Schoenbaum's story, "Nature's...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Huntington Beach police are looking for a man who burglarized several medical offices at Hoag Medical Center this month.
The man forced his way into the building at 19582 Beach Blvd. at about 12:25 a.m. Dec. 6, police said.
The suspect, who was seen...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:45 PM
Some say the devil's greatest trick was convincing the world he doesn't exist. I say it was convincing parents that computers can be educational.
I learned this the hard way over Christmas when my wife and I, stumped about what to get our middle school-...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 2:47 PM
For her family, Lois Kuykendall Hild was the anchor: mother who injected meaning into the phrase "home is where the heart is."
From an early age, she sought permanence in people, not places. Her father's work and her brother's bronchitis meant...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:41 AM
The Washington Post announced a new app on Thursday that gives Amazon Fire tablet users free online access to the paper.
Fire owners have free access to The Washington Post for six months, with no subscription required. Readers would then have to sign...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:58 PM
In the 4700 block of Clopton Drive
A report of damaged property was received on Oct. 19 from a customer at Wal-Mart. The victim's front driver's-side tire was punctured while parked in the parking lot between 5 and 6 p.m., causing $100 in...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
U.K. satcaster BSkyB has invested $500,000 in web-video aggregator Pluto.TV, whose previous investors include UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer and Terry Semel's Windsor Media.
Pluto.TV, launched this spring, pulls in video from across the web and organizes it in...