| Jul 11, 2010
The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge
Bloomsbury Press: 216 pp., $23
Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
Free Press: 498 pp., $30
The Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam are...
| 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...