| 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 6, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania recently released its list of Fall/Winter 2013 graduates.
Area graduates include:
Derek J. Beisel, Laurys Station, BSBA Business Adminisstration Marketing; Christopher Brogan, Allentown, BSBA...
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:15 PM
After months of contentious negotiations that culminated in a strike by county social workers in December, Los Angeles County employees represented by Service Employees International Union Local 721 voted to approve a new labor agreement.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:57 PM
The charity fraud charges filed this week against TV personality Don Tollefson are a reminder to be cautious when donating to a cause, no matter how wonderful it may sound and no matter how trustworthy the pitchman may seem.
Don't become starstruck and...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:51 AM
A week before the Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park was canceled because of high winds and freezing temperatures, a hardy group of North County folks took their own dip into frigid water.
On Jan. 18, some 15 members of Ravens Roost 99...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Park Ridge residents give their city high marks for being a safe place, but many say they still feel the recent recession's ill effects and several report they don't know where to turn for help with human services.
Those are among the results of the...
| 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...