| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:01 PM
In late November and early December, I attended the two-week United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. I was selected to represent the Girl Scouts of the USA as part of a youth delegation for the World Assn. of Girl Guides and Girl...
| Mar 7, 2012
Soon after Melissa Contri gave birth to twin daughters 11 years ago, she looked up at her mother, who was in the delivery room, and said, "Mom, in five years they can be in Girl Scouts!"
And why not? After all, Melissa had been a Scout, and her mother,...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:18 PM
June 14 was Flag Day. I put my flag out early, as I do every day.
In driving from North Glendale to downtown, I counted the number of flags displayed on homes, mainly on residential streets. I counted seven.
What is wrong with people? Don’t...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Barbara Jan Yahn (BeGe), 81, of Newport Beach passed away on July 7, 2012
BeGe was born on New Years day in 1931 in Beverly Hills to Ruby and Francis Goldthwaite and had one older brother, Richard. She attended Anoakia School in Arcadia, International...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Leaders from the Girl Scouts of America shared advice on gender equality in leadership to more than 100 community and corporate leaders at a forum last week in Newport Beach.
Voice for Girls 2012, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Orange County and...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:37 AM
World-class track athlete Tatyana McFadden is not a flashy person. Soft-spoken with a thin face, dark brown eyes and a deceptively muscular frame, she is not the type to speak of her accomplishments without some prompting. But when she does talk about her...
| Oct 18, 2011
The other night I walked downtown with Thing One to watch the Emmaus Halloween Parade, in which Thing Two and her merry band of Daisies — the tiniest of the Girl Scouts — were processing in a float. Thing One is a marvelous big sister. She...
| Jan 8, 2011
| 2:37 AM
Now that two full weeks have passed since Christmas, we're getting into the really low prices for the leftover decorations, artificial Christmas trees and leg lamp window posters. My CVS went 75% off earlier this week, but other locations should do that...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 5:13 PM
Girl Scout Cookies, whose ordering season finished last week in the Chicago area, came with an extra pledge this year.
For the first time ever, the scouts could promise that the majority of the cookies on the order form — five of eight varieties ...