| Jun 7, 2011
| 4:10 PM
One hundred years ago this summer, the Empire Theater opened as one of the premier vaudeville houses on downtown Baltimore's west side.
After decades of dormancy, the landmark is set to house live performances once again as the new home of Everyman...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 2:28 PM
Shirley A. Mark, a retired psychologist and educator, died May 28 of Parkinson's disease at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson.
The former longtime Mount Washington resident was 83.
The former Shirley Alpern was born and raised in Pittsburgh,...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 2:48 PM
Mount Washington Elementary School hosted the annual Swing Into Spring fundraiser/party/auction to raise money for the school PTO. A wonderful event, held at the Mount Washington Conference Center, this year boasted one of the highest attendance records...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 2:36 PM
Dr. Barbara Starfield, a professor and health services researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health whose work in the field of primary care and health policy brought her international acclaim, died June 10 while swimming at her home...
| Jan 17, 2009
Valata Jenkins-Monroe contributed to Barack Obama's campaign and made a few phone calls on his behalf, but she doesn't consider herself a fanatic, not even with Obama posters, T-shirts, buttons, mugs, coasters and vases in her home -- along with a photo...
| Dec 7, 2008
Dorothy Gaspar does not make gloves for meek women. Her long, sinuous leather creations -- imagine Louboutin stilettos for your hands -- are better suited for martini-swilling minxes who smirk through apologies. Same goes for the chic two-tone driving...
| Dec 6, 2008
Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne started keeping chickens in their Echo Park backyard a little more than a year ago. The two are co-authors of "The Urban Homestead," a handbook for city dwellers who want to live off the land as much as possible, and the...
| Dec 10, 2008
When I was a kid we didn't have a lot at Christmas, but we always had the Wish Book, a.k.a. the Sears Christmas catalog. Don't get me wrong, we weren't Waltons poor by any means -- no tangerines and balls of string under our trees -- but in the mid-...
| Feb 19, 2009
Nevermind where we're going. Question is: Where are we now?
"We're in Woodland Hills," said Anthony Tholberg as he stood outside his home late last week and mulled over that question.
Tholberg, 23, grew up in the mid-century modern house in the 19800...
| Nov 16, 2008
When my wife and I and our two small children moved late last year to Glassell Park, a neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles, we were following a predictable gentrification script. The nearby enclaves of Eagle Rock and Mount Washington were slightly out...
| Mar 14, 2010
Alvin Simon, a restaurateur who helped spark the revitalization of Old Pasadena in the 1980s with the upscale Cafe Jacoulet, died Feb. 23 at his home in Mount Washington from complications of lymphoma and radiation treatment, said his sister Flame Simon....