| 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 3, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The road to success for communities struggling with poverty is generally not hard to find, or even to travel. All it requires is a firm reliance upon yourself instead of government.
To drive that point home, candidly ask yourself what government has...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Nothing was going to stop Jack Poitras from playing taps at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, not even the National Park Police.
"I said, 'I am willing to be arrested,'" the Vietnam veteran from Missouri recalled. He had...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:19 AM
While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday named a City Hall aide as the new Chicago Housing Authority chief, a day after the agency's CEO resigned.
Emanuel nominated Building Commissioner Michael Merchant, an attorney and City Hall insider who has held his post...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:52 PM
On the field next to Northeast Middle School, young refugees Abhishek Yonghang and Ahmed Osman kicked a soccer ball around, each grateful for the common connection as they adjust to a new life far from their former homes in Nepal and Somalia.
| Nov 3, 2013
"Somehow: Living on Uganda Time,” Douglas Cruickshank's weighty miracle of a book, is about the 2 1/2 years he spent living in Africa. When the author was 56 years old, a time when many are beginning to say the word “retirement” with...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Robert Shogan, a former Los Angeles Times national political correspondent who covered Washington for more than 30 years and wrote more than a dozen books on topics as diverse as the New Deal, violence in West Virginia's coal fields and the nature of...