| Apr 6, 2011
Founder of Long Beach Heritage Museum
Ken Larkey, 82, a lifelong collector of Long Beach artifacts who founded the Long Beach Heritage Museum, died of congestive heart failure Friday, said Marshall Pumphrey, the museum's curator. Larkey...
| May 19, 2011
Actor was a regular on TV's 'Daktari'
Ross Hagen, 72, a handsomely rugged actor who was a regular on the 1960s TV series "Daktari" and starred in the low-budget biker movies "The Hellcats" and "The Sidehackers," died of prostate cancer May...
| Jun 17, 2011
As the elder statesman of artisanal cheeses, Ignazio "Ig" Vella gave pointed advice to those who wanted to follow him into the handmade cheese business: "Don't be stupid."
He was a gruff straight shooter, and the salvo was his way of warning that success...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 11:06 AM
I can do anything you can do better, I can do anything better than you.
That refrain kept running through my head as I stumbled upon the Young Writers Program (YWP), an offshoot of the adult NaNoWriMo program. Of course this is not a competition...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 4:11 PM
"How Did You Get This Number"
By Sloane Crosley Riverhead, $25.95, 274 pages
Whether she likes it or not, Sloane Crosley keeps being compared to Carrie Bradshaw. Oregon Live called her book “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” “a cooler...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 3:16 PM
"Silk & Venom: Searching for a Dangerous Spider"
By Kathryn Lasky, photographs by Christopher G. Knight
Candlewick Press, $16.99, ages 10-13
"Spiders were here before dinosaurs" and "by means of silk and venom, they have flourished." There are two...
| May 4, 2011
| 12:37 PM
Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...
| Jul 14, 2011
It's always those 10 final pounds that appear to be the hardest to quash.
But if you cut just 100 calories a day from your diet—or burn 100 extra calories—you can lose those 10 pounds in one year.
The best part: You won't have to diet or...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Coveted Winter Park athlete Dvario Montgomery stands off to the side of the Winter Park practice field with his wide receiver coach Sinclair Brown.
A lovebug flies around Montgomery’s head. Soon others start circling the star receiver/linebacker...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 5:57 AM
An elderly woman died and at least 9 other people were sickened after eating fresh strawberries from an Oregon farm contaminated with E. coli, officials said on Monday.
The strawberries were produced at the Jaquith Strawberry Farm in Newberg, about 20...
| May 18, 2011
Q: How do you take care of a blister from a steam burn?
A: Blistering means that your burn goes deeper than the top surface of your skin. This makes it a second degree (or "partial-thickness") burn.
A third-degree burn, on the other hand, does not...