| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:24 PM
You know how it goes. You lose track of friends and then one day, someone gets in touch to say the friend has left us to our mortal pursuits.
Two such messages came recently within the span of a few days.
The first was an email from a stranger who...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:06 PM
On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Before "Transformers 4" pounds into cinemas next week (sorry, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"), let us take a moment to step back and consider a much smaller, 25-minute film from Chicago-based critic Kevin B. Lee called "Transformers: The Premake,"...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
An inheritance can give your children just the financial boost they need. They could use it to pay off lingering debt, for a house down payment, to contribute to a kid's education or just to provide extra peace of mind. But if you're concerned about...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In race that has drawn heavy interest from the entertainment industry, Republican Elan Carr led a long list of candidates seeking to advance to November's general election and succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles).
The district, which...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 12:10 AM
Four UC campuses -- San Diego, Riverside, Berkeley and Los Angeles -- placed in top spots in annual “socially conscious” rankings of national universities being released Monday by Washington Monthly magazine.
For the fifth year in a row, the...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:03 PM
If you're trying to lose weight, the latest food trend may be just what you need to really slim down. You can eat all you want. You just may not want to eat much, if any.
That's because your meals will include an unconventional ingredient: bugs, in...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:18 PM
MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official.
Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said on Friday.
A plane equipped to transport Dr. Kent...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:34 AM
The World Health Organization is launching a $100 million response plan to combat an "unprecendented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed 729 people out of 1,323 infected since February, the agency said on Thursday.
WHO Director-General ...