| Aug 31, 2008
Here are some websites and resources the state offers job seekers.
California Occupational Guides provide local and statewide information about training, wages, job prospects, skills requirements and day-to-day tasks at www....
| May 28, 2008
IN THE good old days, when a man went through his midlife crisis, he bought a big noisy motorcycle or found a 24-year-old yoga instructor who really understood him. Nowadays, it seems, he learns to cook. And then he writes a book about it.
| Jun 8, 2008
Shoot the Damn Dog
A Memoir of Depression
W.W. Norton: 326 pp., $23.95
Here's what I love about this book: the absolute physicality of the depression that gripped Sally Brampton -- literally by the throat; what Freud called globus...
| Nov 26, 2009
Ira "Babe" Hanford, who as an 18-year-old apprentice jockey rode 20-1 shot Bold Venture to victory in the 1936 Kentucky Derby, died Saturday in Ocala, Fla., after a long illness, said his wife of 67 years, Virginia. He was 91.
He was the oldest living...
| Feb 3, 2010
| 2:48 PM
As The Times continues to lead the parade to charterization of the Los Angeles Unified School District, one of the most overused and misunderstood phrases on the paper's editorial page is "reform." Change is not necessarily reform. Genuine reform produces...
| Feb 7, 2010
In the late 1980s, when I was a graduate student working on short stories and flirting with the idea of a novel, I came across an essay that was being passed around my circle of friends. It was titled "Writing in the Cold: The First Ten Years," and the...