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  • 10 micro-itineraries for inland Orange County

    10 micro-itineraries for inland Orange County
    South of Los Angeles and north of San Diego lies an intermittently magical 789-square-mile realm where freeways hum and Disneyland flourishes, where immigrants remake old communities as new ones ripple across the hills. Many outsiders treat this place...
  • Billy Al Bengston shows his softer side in a show curated by his wife, Wendy Al

     
    On Thursday night the legendarily colorful artist Billy Al Bengston celebrated the opening of a retrospective of his watercolors at some longtime friends' restaurant — the Santa Monica landmark Michael's. Curated by his wife, Wendy Al, and displayed...
  • A historic first today: The U. S. Constitution read aloud in Congress; full text to follow along

     
    First time in U.S. history the complete Constitution will be read on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today....
  • Five literary treats to last all year long

     
    Five literary treats that will last through 2011: free short stories, a new app, near-extinct words and author interviews form the Paris Review....
  • Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson

    Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson
    Seeing Further The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society Edited by Bill Bryson William Morrow: 506 pp., $35 There are about 1,400 people currently entitled to tack on "F.R.S." to the end of their names, possibly the world'...
  • Farm Sanctuary asks Obama to send pardoned Thanksgiving turkeys to its rescue facility

     
    The humble turkey's connection to American politics dates back at least as far Benjamin Franklin, and more recently, of course, it has figured prominently in an event that has become political tradition: The President's annual pardoning of a bird...
  • In our pages: David Kipen's Libros Schmibros lending library

     
    It's located in the shadow of a freeway, behind a row of industrial-size windows on the corner of 1st and Cummings streets in eastern Los Angeles: Libros Schmibros, a new lending library. If it's open, you'll find proprietor David Kipen......
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • Would curbing desert dust help the Colorado River?

     
    The dark dust thrown up by human activity in the deserts of the southwestern United States hastens the melting of Rocky Mountain snow and ultimately reduces the amount of water flowing into the upper Colorado River by around 5%, scientists......
  • A citizen's required reading for July 4th: The Declaration of Independence (with music)

     
    After all these years do you really know what it says? And a striking special video of the National Anthem by a loyal Ticket reader....
  • Supporters of former Marine-turned-Rastafarian assail San Diego County fire board over tax lien

     
    The mood at the rally before the meeting was California mellow: reggae music, dancing and plenty of backcountry bonhomie. But it grew darker when several dozen supporters of Joseph Diliberti, the former Marine turned Rastafarian and tax-protester, crossed...