| Mar 23, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Ashley Malkin didn't think she'd need a pickup truck when she began soliciting donations for the Shade-Central City Food Pantry.
But the response overwhelmed both Malkin and her compact car.
"I only have a Ford Escort," the 17-year-old Shade-Central...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 11:17 PM
Some join for the money, while others join to serve a higher purpose.
Joining the Armed Forces of the United States can be a good choice for many young Americans. That said, military life is not for everyone. In fact, I have often thought it would be a...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The Laguna Beach Scholarship Foundation hosted ceremonies before the 2013 Honors Convocation on Friday for the donors of millions of dollars given over the years to graduating seniors.
This year alone, $323,000 was awarded to 107 students. Donors and...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:59 PM
President Barack Obama has nominated Ken Hackett, the humanitarian who served as president of Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services for 18 years, as the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
The announcement, made Friday, means Hackett will become the...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Yes, sugar daddy! With student loan debt topping a trillion dollars, it doesn't sound half bad, does it? But before you start getting vulgar ideas, we're talking about legal ways to get other people to pay for some or all of your...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Joseph A. Miklasz, a trial attorney who practiced in Glen Burnie and was a wine collector, died of cancer Sunday at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 71 and lived in Crownsville.
Born in Baltimore, he was raised in Severn and in East Baltimore, where he...