| May 3, 2009
The Unknown Knowns
Scribner: 272 pp., $25
For starters, the title is a riff on Donald Rumsfeld's hilarious 2002 quote: "There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say,...
| Sep 30, 2008
When a trendy young theater company announces that its next subject is going to be the explosion of the evangelical Christian movement, snarky parody is a natural expectation. What's surprising about "This Beautiful City," a diverting if curiously earnest...
| Mar 30, 2009
David P. Cooley, the retired Air Force pilot who was killed Wednesday in the crash of an F-22 near Edwards Air Force Base at age 49, had a significant career as a versatile test pilot and a large effect on the test flight community in the high desert as a...
| Oct 19, 2009
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, retired spiritual leader of the Church Universal and Triumphant, which was based for several years in a Calabasas headquarters called Camelot and gained notoriety in the late 1980s for its followers' elaborate preparations for...
| May 10, 2009
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq or who died at a military hospital of their injuries:
Ryan C. King, 22, of Dallas, Ga.; specialist, Army. King was among three soldiers...
| Jan 19, 2009
Many have weighed in on Barack Obama's choice of Rick Warren to give the invocation during the presidential inauguration. But what has interested me most isn't so much the controversy about the Lake Forest pastor and his homophobic thinking, but rather...
| May 24, 2007
ASTRIDE his horse, Benjamin Coates could gaze across 21,400 acres and see the sweep of his power reflected in nature. A riot of mesas and meadows laced with gurgling streams. Miles of chaparral and clusters of stately oaks. A mountain that Native...
| Aug 26, 2008
LOS ANGELES, August 26, 2008 – The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) announced today that veteran newspaper executive Scott McKibben will join the company as Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, reporting to Publisher Eddy Hartenstein....
| Oct 11, 2008
Trailing in polls and searching for a way to gain ground, Republican John McCain assailed Democratic rival Barack Obama on Friday in a sharply worded TV ad that said: "When convenient, he worked with terrorist Bill Ayers. When discovered, he lied."
| Jul 28, 2009
| 10:24 AM
DENVER -- A man convicted of killing the sister of Kelsey Grammer and two other people more than three decades ago was denied parole Monday after the prison board heard a written statement from Grammer calling the man a butcher and a monster.
| Jul 28, 2009
It's a tradition the Lodi City Council has had for decades. It starts each meeting with a prayer which often calls on Jesus.
"This whole issue has taken on a life of its own," said Lodi Mayor Larry Hansen.
Groups advocating the separation of church...