| May 14, 2010
Political party: Republican
Occupation: Oral surgeon, California state senator
Age: 63; born in North Dakota
City of residence: Grass Valley
Personal: wife, Susan Aanestad; three children
Education: bachelor's degree, UCLA, 1969; doctor...
| Mar 22, 2010
| 11:11 AM
Charles John "Chick" Lang, 83, the longtime head of Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course who helped make the Preakness a must-watch for sports fans around the country, died Thursday of natural causes in a medical facility...
| May 25, 2010
Fresh Express, a subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International Inc., said Monday it is recalling several types of ready-to-eat salads after salmonella was found in a package tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The products in question...
| Jun 9, 2010
One in five Americans still smoke, but whether they are able to quit may depend on where they live.
Higher cigarette taxes, smoke-free policies, exposure to aggressive media campaigns and access to cessation programs that include counseling are among the...
| Jun 7, 2010
| 6:03 PM
Florida's stretch of Interstate 95 and Interstate 4 are among the deadliest highways in the nation, The Daily Beast website found when it ranked the roads based on federal figures.
The 382 miles of I-95 running the length of the state have the worst rate...
| Jun 18, 2010
| 10:36 AM
If you're one of the many Baby Boomers heading toward retirement (the Wall Street Journal recently reported eighty million boomers are approaching retirement) did you know that when you choose to file for Social Security greatly affects the amount of your...
| Jun 20, 2010
Comfortably settled in ClubAcela, the first-class lounge at New York's Penn Station, I considered the folder of Amtrak sleeping car tickets much as I would money in the bank: a promise of good times ahead. I would travel on the Lake Shore Limited to...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Cracking down on the growing problem of synthetic drugs, the state House of Representatives unanimously voted to ban the possession, use and sale of bath salts, synthetic marijuana known as K2 or Spice, and salvia divinorum which is a plant that can cause...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 6:04 PM
For most of us, home is as much a state of mind as a physical place. Poignant lyrics for the title song from the music-documentary, "Home Again," co-written by Laguna Beach residents Scott Hays and Jason Feddy, help drive the point home.
You know it's...
| Oct 31, 2010
The Pasadena Playhouse is back. After shutting its doors in February because of financial problems, the theater reopened Oct. 12 with the one-man play "FDR" starring Ed Asner.
But is the building's most enduring protagonist back as well?
Some say Gilmor...
| Nov 2, 2010
Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California.
Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....