| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:32 PM
SACRAMENTO--This is the 50th anniversary year of arguably the biggest, bitterest brawl ever in California's Capitol. And looking back today, it seems almost inconceivable what the fracas was all about.
It was waged over whether homeowners and...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:06 PM
The gig: As the founding chairman and chief executive of the nonprofit Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles, Jorge C. Corralejo, 63, has been a cheerleader for small to medium-size minority-owned businesses. The nonprofit group has five...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Malala Yousafzai isn’t the first to proclaim the pen mightier than the sword, but she is probably the only teenager to emerge defiant after taking a bullet for the right of literacy.
The Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen nine...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:49 AM
One of the most annoying habits of some of my liberal friends is their casual derogation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Thomas is derided not just as an extremist, which is true when you plot the legal philosophies of the justices along a...
| Aug 30, 2013
Re "L.A. Unified's iPad epoch," front-page photo, Aug. 28
I am 70 years old and experienced segregation firsthand while growing up in Washington. Once, I tried water from a fountain marked "colored" to taste what kind of liquid it dispensed, and I...
| Jul 3, 2013
Re "Snowden lashes out from limbo," July 2
It seems that the U.S. government has already convicted Edward Snowden by denying him the use of his passport and by obstructing the fundamental human right to seek asylum from prosecution.
The absence of any...
| Jun 27, 2013
Re "Failing our children," Column, June 24
I want to amplify Jim Newton's characterization of my attitude about Los Angeles County's foster care system as "glum."
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: "As long as there is poverty in the world,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Anne Rice, the author of "Interview With the Vampire" and two books about the life of Jesus Christ, had never heard of celebrity chef Paula Deen until last Friday, but she believes the TV personality is being "crucified."
Rice wrote a brief defense of...
| Jun 26, 2013
Re "Snowden hopscotches globe, staying just out of U.S. reach," June 24
Sounds like a kid's show: Where is Edward Snowden?
At this point it doesn't really matter. Snowden has sensitive, classified information that he has probably been taking with...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Today the nation honors the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the reverend and activist who led the American civil rights movement. As King studied nonviolence as practiced by Gandhi and imagined by Henry David Thoreau, now his own life and work are the...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 12:53 AM
After 225 From the Archive posts in 2012, here's the reader's and my favorites from the last year....