| Jul 17, 2010
Shortly before 7 a.m., Beverley Thorne stepped out of his home in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. A roll of drawings under his arm, the 85-year-old was off to meet the contractor on one of his new projects: a rectory under construction at Christ...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 1:59 AM
Employers should have the right to dismiss an employee if that worker’s pot problem is affecting the work performance, even if that person only smokes medical marijuana away from work.
A bill by state Sen. Mark Leno, a Democrat who represents Marin...
| Aug 26, 2010
| 8:41 PM
The Irvine Museum is known for its splendid collection of California landscapes and a selection of its paintings is now being shown at Laguna College of Art & Design in a wide-ranging exhibit, "Masterpieces from Irvine Museum," that has a surprisingly...
| Aug 31, 2010
California officials are moving to begin executing death row inmates again as soon as September, prompting a judge to temporarily bar the state from resuming executions.
Prosecutors point to new lethal injections procedures that were recently approved,...
| Sep 22, 2010
Pistachio vinyl covers the gurney in the state's new lethal injection chamber, the only splash of color in a sterile white room where corrections officials intend to put to death rapist-murderer Albert Greenwood Brown next week.
An Elgin clock, the...
| Sep 26, 2010
A death row inmate has asked a federal appeals court to halt his execution while letting pass a deadline to choose his method of lethal injection.
Lawyers for Albert Greenwood Brown filed court papers Sunday saying he is appealing a federal court judge's...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:39 PM
The National Aquarium Institute has tapped a California aquarium industry veteran to be the organization's next CEO.
John C. Racanelli, 55, will be expected to increase the ocean conservation and educational messages delivered through the National...
| Jun 26, 2011
To make sure your road trip doesn't hit the skids, check out these apps:
Subscription app SmartFuel can help you find cheap gas nearby or along your route — including at Costco — using Oil Price Information Service data to...
| May 20, 2011
| 7:35 AM
After 14 years in the making, the long-rumored and oft-delayed remake of the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland is about to become a reality.
Walt Disney Imagineering's Tom Fitzgerald has been there since the beginning, writing the attraction's original...
| May 22, 2011
Richard Steinheimer, a master of railroad photography whose poetic images documented a half-century of trains and the landscape of the American West, has died. He was 81.
Steinheimer died May 4 at his Sacramento home of Alzheimer's disease, said his...
| May 31, 2011
As Tara Hoffman gears up for her 20th high school reunion this summer, she's looking forward less to memory lane than to shedding the snobby reputation that got her voted "most likely to marry the next Donald Trump."
Now a working mother of two with a...