| Dec 29, 2012
| 6:52 PM
Midge Turk Richardson, a former nun and parochial school principal in Los Angeles who cast off her habit for the world of New York publishing, where she reigned for nearly two decades as editor of Seventeen magazine, has died. She was 82.
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:17 AM
It could have been one of the best days of her life.
At the very least, Dec. 14, 2012, was shaping up nicely as a window into just how far 30-year-old Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau had come in recent months.
For six years, Rousseau struggled to find a...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Ready for a snowball fight?
We are in the outdoor hot tub at the Montage Deer Valley (http://www.montagedeervalley.com) in Park City, Utah as that famous Utah powder is dumped on our heads.
We laugh at the three little boys having a spirited snowball...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio. Late last month, a...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:32 PM
When Sarah Panzer was in the seventh grade in Lakeville, Minn., a Peace Corps volunteer spoke to her Spanish class.
Since then, it was her dream to join the Peace Corps.
Now Sarah and her husband, Aberdeen native Jordan Wein, are Peace Corps...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Do you like ocean views, peace, quiet and solitude, and a captive congregation? Then the island of Tristan da Cunha could be perfect. It's advertising for a new parish priest — the previous incumbent left in 2010.
There are some catches, though,...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 9:03 AM
They came. They sniffed. They smiled. They sipped. They left — still smiling.
That pretty much describes the behavior of guests at last weekend's Spring Has Sprung Tea and Garden Tour at Gramercy Mansion in Stevenson.
The nearly 50...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:20 AM
The U.S. Peace Corps will begin accepting applications from same-sex couples who wish to serve overseas together for the first time next month, the agency announced Tuesday.
The move follows a broader shift by the Obama administration toward publicly...
| May 24, 2013
| 3:30 PM
>> 50 Years Ago — Last weekend more than 600 people crowded into the Niland Marina, Saturday night and Sunday morning, the parking and camping areas were full, and still more people were seen camping in the nearby desert area.
Into the Salton...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Picking a volunteer vacation is a lot like dating: The choices are mind-boggling, but finding the right fit takes work. Treat the search like a job.
Opportunities to travel and immerse yourself in a different culture are everywhere. You can enlist...
| May 16, 2013
| 3:59 PM
As I work my way around the harbor each week, I always look for people I would like to emulate. One such person is Doug West, and I have said this before about Doug and his efforts as chairman of the Newport Beach Harbor Commission. He wants to help and...