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  • Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]

    Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]
    How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden." Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting...
  • Susan Spano talks about great trips, wild dogs and her new book

    Susan Spano talks about great trips, wild dogs and her new book
    Susan Spano’s name might ring a bell. It appeared in the pages of the Los Angeles Times 941 times from 1998 through 2009, when Spano served as a staff travel writer and columnist. Before that, she wrote the Frugal Traveler column for the New York...
  • Julie Westfall to lead L.A. Times' new online desk

    Julie Westfall to lead L.A. Times' new online desk
    The Times has hired an editor to lead a newly created desk that will focus on online news coverage. Julie Westfall will be the first editor of the "RealTime news desk." Deputy Managing Editor Megan Garvey announced the hire in this memo to the...
  • How a lot of money helped vault Pennsylvania primary candidate to top

    How a lot of money helped vault Pennsylvania primary candidate to top
    There are a host of primaries on Tuesday in states across the country, but for one that shows just how effective money can be in politics, look no further than Pennsylvania. Four Democrats are competing to run against Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, widely...
  • A looming crisis in caregiving [Commentary]

    My stay-at-home mom cared for her father for nearly two years until his increasing dementia and the demands of a young family became too much for her. Fortunately, there was a plain, clean, affordable facility staffed by kind souls nearby. My turn at...
  • Extremist Islam is scared of little girls

    There was a method to this madness. Meaning that night more than three weeks ago when a caravan of trucks and buses descended on a boarding school in rural Nigeria and more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their beds. As is often the case with...
  • Refugees find peace tending global garden in Albany Park

    Refugees find peace tending global garden in Albany Park
    It could be a scene from a faraway land — women in long, colorful skirts harvesting mustard leaves, a man with a weathered face and a traditional salwar kameez beneath his suit jacket squeezing between rows — chopped, fermented daikon spread...
  • Peace Corps removing volunteers amid Ebola outbreak

    The Peace Corps is removing more than 300 of its volunteers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea as an Ebola outbreak that has left hundreds dead worsens in West Africa. In a statement issued Wednesday, the Peace Corps said it is temporarily removing...
  • Retirement: starting over in a new job

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance When a new company took over the packaging company where Pat Baines was vice-president and asked him to transfer from Charlotte, N.C., to California, he chose early retirement, at age 62. That early retirement, plus paying...
  • A plea for moral imagination [Commentary]

    A plea for moral imagination [Commentary]
    The public outcry against the proposed construction of a $70-million juvenile jail in Baltimore City over the past several years — and the subsequent halting of that plan — sent a strong message to the governor, as well as juvenile services...
  • Review: 'The Answer to the Riddle Is Me' by David MacLean

    Review: 'The Answer to the Riddle Is Me' by David MacLean
    It's hard to be too sad when bad things happen to good writers. Don't get me wrong. I would not wish what happened to David Stuart MacLean on even a miserable writer. But if bad things are going to happen, we are lucky when they happen to someone with...