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  • Softball: Tuesday's Southern Section semifinal schedule

     
    SOUTHERN SECTION SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS Semifinals, Tuesday, 3:15 p.m. DIVISION 1 Vista Murrieta at #1 Norco Corona Santiago at Edison DIVISION 2 #4 Lakewood at Chino Don Lugo at Valley View DIVISION 3 #1 Chino Hills at #4 Bishop Amat #3......
  • Jonathan Winters dies at 87; comic genius of improvisation

    Jonathan Winters dies at 87; comic genius of improvisation
    Comic great Jonathan Winters was struggling to make a name for himself in the early 1950s when a man at the nightclub where he was performing offered some life-changing advice. Winters had a talent for channeling the voices of celebrities like Gary...
  • Hawaii 101

    Hawaii 101
    California has been enamored of Hawaii since the 1860s, when a Sacramento reporter named Mark Twain rhapsodized about the Sandwich Islands’ “balmy airs.” The romance remains hot. California sends more tourists to Hawaii than any state or...
  • Review: 'A Disposition to Be Rich' relates a Wall Street con

    Review: 'A Disposition to Be Rich' relates a Wall Street con
    A Disposition to Be Rich How a Small-Town Pastor's Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best-Hated Man in the United States Geoffrey C. Ward Alfred A. Knopf: 415 pp., $28.95. In 1863, the young...
  • American Queen Steamboat Co.

    American Queen Steamboat Co.
    Someone once said that we enter this world as strangers but we leave it as friends. They might just have had a river voyage on the grand American Queen in mind as well. What is more important, more rewarding, more fulfilling or more comforting than a...
  • World Book Night 2013, featuring James Patterson and Ann Patchett

    World Book Night 2013, featuring James Patterson and Ann Patchett
    World Book Night is coming to the U.S. in 2013 with the imprimatur of James Patterson and Ann Patchett. The bestselling authors are serving as honorary chairs for the single-day book giveaway in which half a million books will be distributed for free....
  • Book review: 'The Lost Prince' by Selden Edwards

    Book review: 'The Lost Prince' by Selden Edwards
    -------------------- The Lost Prince A Novel Selden Edwards Dutton: 437 pp., $26.95 -------------------- Three years ago, a first-time novelist and longtime English teacher named Selden Edwards popped up on bestseller lists with "The Little Book,"...
  • Review: Mark Twain's short stories stand the test of time

    Review: Mark Twain's short stories stand the test of time
    The Complete Short Stories Mark Twain Introduction by Adam Gopnik Everyman's Library: 716 pp., $28 Mark Twain was on the lecture circuit for over three decades. He would take the stage feigning bemusement at discovering his audience and stand silently...
  • Mark Binelli on Detroit, Los Angeles, and our urban future

    Mark Binelli on Detroit, Los Angeles, and our urban future
    Mark Binelli is a novelist, Rolling Stone journalist and native Michigander. Born and raised near Detroit, he returned to the city to write "Detroit City is the Place To Be: The Afterlife of An American Metropolis." The book explores the many desolate...
  • Sarah Palin plans holiday book about keeping Christ in Christmas

    Sarah Palin plans holiday book about keeping Christ in Christmas
    Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has a new book coming, the Associated Press reports.  The book, "A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas," will discuss the "over-commercialism" and "homogenization" of Christmas,  publisher Harper...
  • Ryan McIlvain's novel 'Elders' goes inside the Mormon faith

    Ryan McIlvain's novel 'Elders' goes inside the Mormon faith
    During the 2012 presidential election, Republican candidate Mitt Romney's openness about his Mormon faith brought to the surface many of the generalizations Americans maintain about what it means to be a Mormon. Ryan McIlvain's debut novel "Elders"...