| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:04 AM
In her 30 years with The Dance Dimension, feisty dance director Marilyn Byers has rarely missed an opportunity to welcome back her star dancers at Thanksgiving time. One of those rare missed opportunities came last year, when the two-time cancer...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Over the last 100 years, technological advances have revolutionized entire countries, but over the last 1,000 years, social advances have done little to fundamentally change homelessness and hunger.
In Laguna Beach, the homeless issue is a known...
| Aug 25, 2011
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| Aug 25, 2011
"Whirled News Tonight" ***
Absurd and often just plain depressing, the news on any given day is always ripe for a send-up. Jon Stewart knows it. The Onion knows it. And the long-running improvised show "Whirled News Tonight" knows it.
Coming up on its...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:54 AM
There is no single solution to America's interrelated problems of massive debt, high unemployment, youthful angst and general lack of civility in society. But any idea that could address several of these issues simultaneously would at least be worth...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:06 PM
Robert J. Kelleher, who helped lead tennis into the modern open era while serving as president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Assn. and who later became a U.S. District Court judge based in Los Angeles, has died. He was 99.
Kelleher, who was also captain of the...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Dr. James Patrick Connaughton, a psychiatrist who was the founder and first director of what became the Johns Hopkins Children and Adolescent Mental Health Center, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at his Cloisters home in the Woodbrook neighborhood of...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Whether you donate time, blood or money, volunteering feels good (after the "ouch" for blood donors). Now helping others can help you snag some travel deals and discounts too.
VolunteerIDcard was launched in 2009 to reward card-carrying volunteers with...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 5:07 PM
You do the math.
One mom plus four kids younger than 10, plus one paycheck totaling $350 a week. No algebra is needed to realize that an annual income of slightly more than $18,000 for five people does not add up to independence.
That's why the Apopka...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:41 PM
That is an honest, transcribed reaction to news that this might be Alan Ball's last season of "True Blood," as hinted at in this interview he did with the Hollywood Reporter.
Surely, this could be a...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 9:00 AM
I have been watching President Obama's dance about gay marriage. His adroit pirouette, punctuated by bows to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community and dips and flourishes to the anti-gay marriage groups, has been disingenuously described by his...