| Oct 7, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Our club has been meeting for about 10 years. We started out with six neighbors and have expanded to 11 current members.
Our membership includes a lawyer, nurse, teacher, administrative assistant, freelance writer and small-business owner. Our...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 3:39 PM
The Ridgewood Book Club has been meeting since 1968. The club is named for the subdivision in Western Springs where most of us still live.
Our book club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction. One of our members asks annually to have "Great...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:04 PM
IRVINE — On Billie Jean King Night, the first one 100 fans received a free bobblehead of the tennis icon.
That meant about half of everyone who came to watch the Orange County Breakers play on Wednesday night got a bobblehead.
The turnout at the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:48 PM
BURBANK — What was supposed to be a showcase of tennis products and services mixed in with a little instruction proved to be much more at Saturday's Cecil Mamiit demonstration day at the Burbank Tennis Center.
The formerly-ranked tennis pro and...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 1:39 PM
My favorite is a children's book called "Keeping Score" by Linda Sue Park. Taking place in Brooklyn in the 1950s, this story focuses on 9-year-old Maggie (named for Joe DiMaggio) and her love for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Maggie learns several important...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:24 PM
The Bryan Street Book Club
The club was started in 1977 by stay-at-home moms living in Elmhurst who wanted to have an evening of adult dialogue.
Sometimes refreshments are themed with the book, i.e. margaritas were served with “A Pirate Looks at...
| May 22, 2012
| 11:42 PM
Billie Jean King wasn't bashful about her opinion on the state of tennis during a quaint meet-and-greet for the new Orange County Breakers at the Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa Tuesday night.
She said tennis, mainly men's, is great globally, but the U.S. is...
| Oct 25, 2012
This is for all those people who are seriously ill and thinking they may never do what they love again.
I was like that in 2010, recovering from back-to-back breast cancer and heart surgeries and the aftermath. I thought tennis, which is my athletic...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:49 AM
IRVINE — On the eve of the London Olympics, former world No. 1 tennis player Andre Agassi discussed Monday what it meant for him to win gold in 1996 in Atlanta.
Agassi, who played against the Breakers in 2009, has always been a big supporter of...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 9:38 AM
David Foster Wallace's posthumous career — Wallace committed suicide in 2008 at the age of 46 — has produced nearly as many books as his live one did. In 2010, David Lipsky came out with "Although of Course You End up Becoming Yourself: A Road...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Creating a distraction
Nice move by Andrew Bynum. With 76ers fans frustrated that the savior who was going to lead the franchise back to the days of Moses is out until January, Bynum has distracted them with his new 'do....