| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Richard M. Lansburgh, a retired clothier, philanthropist and patron of the arts, died of multiple organ failure Tuesday at the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center, one day before his 92nd birthday. He lived in North Baltimore.
He was born during a record-...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The journey to a high school diploma for most Maryland students spans four years, 720 days of classes, and a slate of state tests. But for dozens of Baltimore youths, the journey has involved a two-hour trip up Interstate 95, a three-hour exam and a...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:00 PM
I had been dating a man casually for four months but hadn't heard from him in three weeks. He was nice and a perfect nonthreatening entry into the dating world, as I had been separated for 2 1/2 years and was just starting to think about dating. But I...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As a cold rain pelted the parking lot, the gates opened and the cars began to roll through.
In an aging Nissan was a 74-year-old longtime farmworker whose landlady had booted him to raise the rent. A 65-year-old disabled woman...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Christian Rojas has a plan.
The Iraq War veteran wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree eventually and...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Not every child can be saved.
Not every kid who grows up broken can be steered away from bad choices by caring adults toward some new life, one with a purpose.
But Valerie Groth, a veteran Chicago Public Schools social worker at New Sullivan...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Broward Commissioner Lois Wexler is leading the charge on reforming the process for bidding in the county’s tax lien auctions, which have become dominated by big banks and hedge funds, leaving small investors unable to compete.
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:29 PM
SACRAMENTO — When he unveils his new budget plan Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown will propose billions of dollars in new spending on schools, healthcare, social services and environmental programs as California reaps the benefits of an economic...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 9:30 PM
The grandparents of a fatally injured 8-year-old Palmdale boy, whose history of alleged physical abuse has prompted a sweeping review of Los Angeles' child welfare system, have sued, accusing officials of missing repeated opportunities to save the child....
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Ebony Scott remembers vividly the day she got the piece of paper she hoped would change her life.
After receiving her diploma, she cried, celebrated, took pictures and went to TGI Friday's for dinner. She hadn't spoken to her grandmother in more than...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:03 PM
It's a story whose elements are all too familiar. It's easy to deem it another indictment of our failing child welfare system:
A drug addict who has already lost six children to the foster care system is jailed after her two little boys wander into a...