| Jan 20, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Jen Sanders of Andersonville said she boarded the Red Line at the Argyle stop in Uptown on Friday morning and hurried off at the next stop, Lawrence, to change rail cars. The rail car reeked of feces, she said.
The "conductor made [an] announcement at...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The director of Baltimore's Department of Social Services office announced her resignation Tuesday, after seven years leading the agency.
Molly McGrath Tierney said she was leaving to join Bennett Midland, a New York-based management consulting firm, as...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:02 PM
The littlest ones worried Richard Calica the most. He spoke out often about the importance of finding stable, loving homes for the youngest, most vulnerable children.
"The state is an awful parent," Calica told the Tribune last month shortly before he...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:24 PM
SIMSBURY — When an elderly woman showed up at a small law firm several years ago and asked for help managing her estate, an attorney asked her what she thought it was worth.
Kathleen Magowan said she didn't really know. She thought maybe about...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Responding to recent high-profile deaths and injuries, a special county commission on child welfare is proposing a far-reaching overhaul of the Los Angeles County child protection service.
The plans would impose greater oversight on private foster...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:27 PM
There’s a catchy tune called “When Mama Ain’t Happy (Ain’t Nobody Happy).”
The song is about a man who stays out late drinking and comes home to an angry wife. For such domestic drama, the lyrics and music strike a...
| 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.
| Dec 22, 2013
Much of California's foster care system is private, a result in part of a prevailing political philosophy in the 1980s that the private nonprofit sector could provide better service with better results at a lower cost than government. Over the years,...
| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Like every other hospice, Arcadia Hospice serves the terminally ill and their families.
But Arcadia Hospice is not like every other hospice, its employees and owners say. Arcadia is exceptional in the efficiency of its operation and the extraordinary...
| 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...