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  • Don't mess with Donnell Rawlings

    Don't mess with Donnell Rawlings
    Hecklers, beware: When comedian Donnell Rawlings performs at the Palm Beach Improv this weekend, he'll be ready with a counterattack. Known for his roles on "Chappelle's Show," MTV's "Guy Code" and its spinoff, "Guy Court," Rawlings got his start by...
  • Four cultural ways to celebrate July 4 in Los Angeles

    Four cultural ways to celebrate July 4 in Los Angeles
    The Fourth of July offers a number of opportunities to celebrate U.S. independence in a cultural setting -- the grounds of an art museum, perhaps, or the outdoor ambiance of a classical orchestra. Here are four local ways to observe this year's July 4....
  • White House naturalization ceremony carries added symbolism this year

    White House naturalization ceremony carries added symbolism this year
    Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members cite: love of country and sense of duty. The fact that it wasn't technically his country didn't occur to the Canadian-born son of parents from Barbados and...
  • Was the Dreamers' sales pitch too clever by half?

    Was the Dreamers' sales pitch too clever by half?
    This is the lead of a story The Times ran the other day about a Fourth of July swearing-in ceremony for new U.S. citizens presided over by President Obama: “Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members...
  • John Lee Levitow: Awarded Medal Of Honor For Heroism During Vietnam War

    John Lee Levitow: Awarded Medal Of Honor For Heroism During Vietnam War
    It is an indelible image of war: a soldier taking a bullet meant for another, or jumping on a grenade to protect his squad. Sgt. John Lee Levitow of Glastonbury was that kind of man. Levitow, the lowest-ranking member of the U.S. Air Force to be awarded...
  • Costa Mesa hires IT director

    Costa Mesa officials have hired a U.S. Air Force veteran with more than 20 years of information technology experience. Information Technology Director Steve Ely was first brought to City Hall on an interim basis in November. His position was made...
  • SunRail, minimum wage, and NASA: Letters

    SunRail and disabilities  The 1973 Rehabilitation Act banned discrimination on the basis of disability. It defined people with disabilities as a legitimate minority group deserving basic civil-rights protection. The Americans with Disabilities Act,...
  • Tracking system nabbing drug dealers and law-abiding pilots

    Tracking system nabbing drug dealers and law-abiding pilots
    Ken Dobson, a retired police officer, said he received quite a welcome when he landed his single-engine Cessna in Detroit two days after leaving his home in Palm Desert. Five sheriff's cars surrounded the plane and deputies got out with guns drawn. Then...
  • NATO steps up operations in response to Russian buildup near Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — The United States and its NATO allies agreed Wednesday to step up air patrols over the Baltic nations and to deploy additional warships in response to Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine. The North Atlantic Treaty...
  • Russia cites economic fallout from Crimea annexation

    MOSCOW — Russia's economy has been hit hard by the turmoil in neighboring Ukraine, Kremlin officials said Wednesday, as pro-Russia separatists battled to take over more territory in Ukraine's east — and potentially add to Moscow's economic...
  • Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 500 in Angels' win

    Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 500 in Angels' win
    WASHINGTON — Some 18,000 men have played major league baseball since 1876, and only 26 of them have hit 500 home runs in their career. Albert Pujols joined that exclusive club Tuesday night when he crushed career home run No. 500, a two-run shot...