| Feb 21, 2009
Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen, a leading Tibetan lama, human rights activist and founder of a Buddhist center in Long Beach, died Feb. 13 after a short illness. He was 85.
FOR THE RECORD:
Gyeltsen obituary: In the Feb. 21 California...
| May 7, 2008
Irvine Robbins, co-founder of Baskin-Robbins whose penchant for creating unusual ice cream flavors helped push post-World War II America far beyond its chocolate-vanilla-strawberry tastes, has died. He was 90.
Robbins, who opened his first ice cream shop...
| Oct 14, 2009
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Throughout this year and last, financial consultant Jim Stoops of the Naperville office of Charles Schwab has come away impressed by many of the 60-, 70- and even 80-year-old individuals he has counseled. These are people who decades ago took on mortgages...
| Jul 11, 2009
I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr's books long before I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr. "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963," the eighth volume in his serial love letter to California, is arriving in bookstores this...
| Jul 30, 2009
Dr. Margaret Billingham, a Stanford University pathologist who developed criteria by which surgeons could tell if a transplanted heart was thriving or being rejected, died of kidney cancer July 14 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley, Calif....
| Feb 22, 2010
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A 250-pound blue Great Dane from Arizona gives new meaning to the term "big dog."
Guinness World Records says Giant George from Tucson is the tallest dog ever on record.
Guinness said Monday that he stands 3 feet, 7 inches tall from paw...
| Jan 23, 2005
This list of visitor offices was provided largely by the California Division of Tourism. It was edited for space.
More information: (800) 862-2543, http://www.visitcalifornia.com .
Amador County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, (800) 649-4988, fax...
| Oct 19, 2003
SACRAMENTO -- California recalled its governor. Native-born novelist and essayist Joan Didion has recalled California.
Her just-published "Where I Was From" presents us with a startling, provocative and depressing indictment of California by one of the...