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  • Newport Beach to allow wood in fire pits for Persian New Year

    Newport Beach to allow wood in fire pits for Persian New Year
    To help preserve a Persian New Year tradition, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has offered a temporary reprieve to those who want to burn wood in Newport Beach's fire pits. Wood can be burned in the pits until March 24, said City Manager...
  • Hire like Google? For most companies, that's a bad idea.

     Hire like Google? For most companies, that's a bad idea.
    Laszlo Bock, the head of human resources at Google, made quite a splash with his announcement last year that the technology firm has changed the way it hires people. Gone are the brainteaser-style interview questions that so many candidates abhorred....
  • On gay rights, CPAC reveals brewing tension within Republican Party

    On gay rights, CPAC reveals brewing tension within Republican Party
    OXON HILL, Md. — For an event remembered by its big statements — rabble-rousing speeches and students clad in American-flag shorts — this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was nearly silent on same-sex marriage and...
  • Republicans question Iowa's key role in presidential balloting

    Republicans question Iowa's key role in presidential balloting
    DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House. For about 35 of those years, Iowa has...
  • Read Harry Potter books in a few hours? New tech may make it possible

    Read Harry Potter books in a few hours? New tech may make it possible
    A new technology that is set to make its debut in April could one day make it possible for users to read Harry Potter books in just a few hours. Spritz, as the technology is called, makes it easy for users to read as quickly as 1,000 words per minute by...
  • Millennials upbeat on finances, cool to traditions, like marriage

    Millennials upbeat on finances, cool to traditions, like marriage
    Millennials stand out among other generations for their optimism over personal finances and America's future, according to a new national survey released Friday by the Pew Research Center. But the upbeat thinking among the 18-to-33-year-old crowd is...
  • In time of drought, turning to Native traditions to plead for rain

     In time of drought, turning to Native traditions to plead for rain
    SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif. — The woman in line at the bank said she had already sold all her cattle and was now selling her land. It was one too many tales of drought hardship for Laynee Reyna, also known as She Who Makes Things Happen — a...
  • Kentucky to use outside lawyers to appeal gay marriage ruling

    Kentucky to use outside lawyers to appeal gay marriage ruling
    Lawyers will appeal a federal judge's ruling that Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, but they won't be state Atty. Gen. Jack Conway's lawyers. In a news conference Tuesday that ended with tears streaming down his face, Conway...
  • Mardi Gras: 5 things you need to know to 'Let the good times roll'

    For those of you who think Mardi Gras is just about free pancakes and colorful beads, think again. Mardi Gras, which literally means Fat Tuesday, is deeply embedded in the Christian ethos, with a rich tradition of carefree, excessive pleasure and acting...
  • After 'El Chapo' arrest, focus turns to next Sinaloa drug boss

    After 'El Chapo' arrest, focus turns to next Sinaloa drug boss
    MEXICO CITY — With the arrest of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the leadership of Mexico's largest and most sophisticated illegal drug operation has probably transferred to Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, a 66-year-old former farmer with a...
  • Chinese Garden expansion at the Huntington includes new pavilions

    Chinese Garden expansion at the Huntington includes new pavilions
    Spring seems only around the corner at Liu Fang Yuan, or the Garden of Flowing Fragrance, at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Delicate pink cherry blossoms have begun to appear on trees, and dappled sunlight...