| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Now that a big part of the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka Obamacare) has gone into effect, there's an unfortunate development -- a new crop of scams that fraudsters have come up with in order to secure unauthorized use of your personal information. You...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 8:20 PM
More than a month after legislators announced the establishment of a fund to help first responders to the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, just less than $22,000 has been donated by the private companies that pledged to sustain it.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:36 PM
The Sandy Hook Support Fund imbroglio serves as a lesson no town should ever have to learn: how to handle the millions of dollars that flow in from kindhearted people after a mass tragedy.
Well-meaning local leaders are at odds with grieving families of...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:47 PM
The tens of thousands of toys, stuffed animals and other gifts sent to Newtown from all over the country are heartwarming gestures by good citizens trying to salve the wounds of shattered families and a grieving community.
But there's a better way to...
| Sep 12, 2013
The Hartford Financial Services Group endured a massive overhaul in the past year and a half that resulted in a smaller company with far fewer employees.
The remaining employees, however, say they enjoy working for a property-casualty and mutual funds...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Family Service Executive Director Paul Dean says this about the responses Peggy Miller provided for this week's volunteer profile:
"In her descriptions she talks about her role as leading jewelry-making classes. Peggy has also led many other arts and...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Lotta talk these days about Bolon Yokte, the Mayan god in charge of bad things, including war, conflict, the underworld and “Gangnam Style.” It is Yokte, as he is known among the wags knocking ’em back most nights at Red’s in...
| Jul 21, 2013
Walking through the halls of the Chinese American Service League, Bernarda Wong stops in front of a bulletin board and points to a picture.
"We created a class for people to learn how to get a mortgage," Wong says with pride. "It's my job to know what...
| Feb 21, 2013
Los Angeles City Council District 11 begins at the bluffs of Pacific Palisades and crosses the coral tree-lined median of San Vicente Boulevard. It includes Westchester bungalows in the shadow of jets rumbling into LAX, and the homeless in Venice who...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 8:00 PM
As he stood near the front door of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on the morning of Dec. 14, shattered glass near his feet, Monsignor Robert Weiss knew he was as close to evil as he would ever get.
Newtown police officers had asked the pastor of...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Several departing state lawmakers, including the former top Republican on the Senate Education Committee, are in line for six-figure, taxpayer-funded payoffs as they head into retirement. State Sen. Jeff Piccola, R-...