| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
While perusing an urban planning website recently from my office here in Honolulu, I learned with great sadness that the iconic and unique Baltimore Formstone building material is to be banned under new city design guidelines. Having lived my early...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Nersa "Nena" Alvarez Maceo Mitchell passed away peacefully on June 17, 2013 at the age of 83. She was born on November 20, 1929 in Puerto Padre, Cuba. She leaves behind her beloved family including husband Joseph Mitchell and 5 children: Thomas, Joseph...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:13 PM
Colin Nutter was a young man from the North Shore on the brink of two worlds.
After minor scrapes with the law as a teen, by 20 he had taken some college classes and was eager to return to school. He worked two jobs and had bought his first car,...
| Feb 20, 2013
When artist Dan Goods arrived at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they gave him a six-month shot. In May, he'll have been there 10 years as JPL's "visual strategist." He glued soda bottles to the roof of his Taurus to create music on an m.p.h. pipe organ....
| May 29, 2013
| 4:22 PM
I promised in my Thursday column to run the full texts of two items relating to the Boy Scouts' recent decision to allow openly gay boys to be Scouts. One was an email I received from Mario Machado (above, with......
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:22 AM
A traveling exhibit highlighting often forgotten Arab immigrants is being displayed in Little Tokyo, sharing the work of a community and its contributions to history since the American Revolution. "Patriots and Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:22 PM
My column Saturday will focus on a letter that an area Eagle Scout wrote to the Boy Scouts of America, protesting its anti-gay policies and accompanied by the return of his Eagle Scout medal. Unfortunately, space didn't permit the use......
| May 21, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated 15 years of performances on the MCA stage with its benefit, "remixed/reimagined."
The evening began with an outdoor reception on the front plaza that included food from some of Chicago's food trucks, plus mini...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:29 PM
When Eleanor Stanford boarded a plane to spend two years on the islands of Cape Verde, she had no idea what she was in for.
She didn't know the language.
She didn't know what the people ate.
She didn't even know where she was going to live.