| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The 18th annual Gift of Hope Gala benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. unfolded June 8 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Some 400 donors filled the elegant ballroom for the black-tie affair emceed by the beautiful blond media personality Jamie...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:17 AM
It could have been one of the best days of her life.
At the very least, Dec. 14, 2012, was shaping up nicely as a window into just how far 30-year-old Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau had come in recent months.
For six years, Rousseau struggled to find a...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio. Late last month, a...
| Jan 16, 2013
As the season of gift gluttony, parking lot insanity and checkout line lunacy fades to a distant memory, it's worth contemplating a nagging and perennial question:
Why are we so bad at sharing?
We fret and fuss at our kids for fighting over the new...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:37 PM
A Democratic state senator running for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s old congressional seat suggested Monday that voters should “turn the page” away from the district’s scandal-filled history of representation, even as a rival...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 2:45 PM
When Wes Moore swings a sledgehammer, he does it with his whole body, with the easy confidence of someone who's used to manual labor.
It's early on a Saturday morning, and Wes is one of a couple dozen volunteers who have gathered in the Oliver...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:38 PM
As many as 240 AmeriCorps members will relocate to East Baltimore's Graceland Park neighborhood in the coming months, as the domestic version of the Peace Corps establishes an urban campus, the first of its kind.
The classrooms at the former Sacred...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 6:52 PM
Midge Turk Richardson, a former nun and parochial school principal in Los Angeles who cast off her habit for the world of New York publishing, where she reigned for nearly two decades as editor of Seventeen magazine, has died. She was 82.
| Mar 21, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Driving the back roads that hug the periphery of Maryland's shoreline, there is no singular characteristic that defines the homes. The ones that date back to summer-only retreats are usually one-story clapboard structures with the give-away air...
| Mar 24, 2013
In a ceiling-high, greasy tangle of wheels, fenders, handlebars and derailleurs, Amy Little sees hope.
She's the co-founder with her husband, Lee Ravenscroft, of Working Bikes Cooperative (2434 S. Western Ave., workingbikes.org), a nonprofit...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Those planning a summer vacation in the U.S., have plenty of special, enriching events to enjoy in various parts of the country this year.
Here are a dozen events –just some of what’s on tap for the summer—arranged chronologically....