| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:43 PM
U.S. Reps. John Mica and Alan Grayson easily brushed aside challengers from within their parties Tuesday while a surprise opposition candidate emerged in another Central Florida district.
Mica faced three opponents for the Republican Party's...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:28 PM
A former U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer from Cooper City was formally charged Friday with bribery and exceeding his authorized level of access to a government computer.
Jose Emmanuel Torres, 37, has been cooperating with investigators and is...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:01 PM
As he sat at the defense table in a Miami federal courtroom Tuesday, Iraq War veteran Jose Emmanuel Torres wanted the judge to remember his 15 years of spotless military service to his country.
But prosecutor Jeffrey Kaplan wanted the judge to remember...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 7:25 PM
When American Legion Chaplain Bill Cook peered through the chain-link fence at the windswept landscape — a broken runway, scrubby fields and green foothills in the distance — he remembered the Phantoms.
The fighter jets were once a regular...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:15 AM
The Sun has done an excellent job commemorating the 60th anniversary of the St. Louis Browns becoming the Baltimore Orioles ("The Orioles: Sixty Years in Baltimore," March 30).
It was a class act for the Orioles to invite former shortstop Billy Hunter...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:35 PM
The pine tree we planted has grown tall. The cones tumble down, full of sap. Hummingbirds nest in the branches. The mama birds dive bomb when I walk by. They want to attack me, divert me and protect their young.
Down the hill, dozens of hummingbirds live...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:48 PM
When American Legion Chaplain Bill Cook peered through the chainlink fence at the windswept landscape — stripes of concrete marking a scrubby field framed by dark green foothills in the distance — he remembered the Phantoms.
The fighter jets...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:49 PM
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar opened its second location in Orange County last week, at 3131 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, overlooking the marina.
The restaurant aims to provide an experience similar to that at its flagship location, at The...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The inside viewof Hanalei
Just a quick note to say Christopher Reynolds did a great job representing Hanalei ["Rooted in Kauai," April 20]. As a born and raised Kauaian (who grew up on Weke Road), I must say I was surprised to open the paper at my...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Gregory Kelly is a small-scale historian who is out to memorialize big-time Southern California landmarks, one by one.
There's the miniature Watts Towers, an elaborate depiction of Newport Beach's Balboa Pavilion and a proportionally correct model of...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:05 PM
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Veteran Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo, who died Wednesday after being hit by a driver accused of being high on cocaine, had arrested more than 3,000 DUI...