| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — To be an aspiring superhero these days, most 5-year-olds must enlist clueless younger siblings, restless parents, backyard shrubs, fire hydrants and all manner of pets to serve as their foils and damsels in distress.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:45 PM
San Franciscans weren’t the only ones touched by "Batkid" Miles Scott’s adventures Friday — Caped Crusaders Christian Bale and Ben Affleck applauded the 5-year-old hero as well.
“Batkid. Best Batman ever,” Affleck, who will...
| Nov 19, 2013
Re "Fighting 'criminals' and stealing hearts," Nov. 16
Just when you thought things couldn't get much worse and the whole world's gone mad, along comes Batkid to save the day, and us.
The purity, innocence and unity that came out of this day made...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:45 AM
The cost of saving a city? For San Francisco, the tab for Batkid’s heroic day is coming in at $105,000.
Nearly 14,500 volunteers and adoring fans with signs turned out for 5-year-old Miles Scott, who has been battling lymphoblastic leukemia...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Batkid -- the pint-sized cancer survivor who captured the nation’s heart this month while “saving” San Francisco -- was called upon again Monday, this time to battle the Joker in New York City.
On Nov. 15, 5-year-old Miles Scott...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:23 PM
“Glee” star Chris Colfer and model Adrianne Curry will be among a dozen celebrities donning “Star Wars” costumes and joining […]...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:33 PM
It's always impressive when businesses go out of their way to mess with customers.
I wrote recently about Bank of America deducting monthly fees from a dead man's checking account. I don't mean to keep picking on BofA. Other banks merit generous dollops...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:03 PM
The gig: Bruce Norris, 61, founded Norris Group in 1997, a family-run firm based in Riverside that invests in single-family homes and educates and finances other investors. Norris built an avid following after correctly predicting the last real estate...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Sounds strange, I know. But I hope you never have reason to meet Dr. Noah Federman, who makes his living saving children's lives.
Extraordinary guy. Take all the athletes I've met in more than 40 years and this is my hero, even though he has to admit,...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:19 PM
NEW YORK -- For the first time, Raif Adelberg presented his cashmere-heavy Raif fall-winter 2013 menswear runway collection during New York Fashion Week, staging a runway show Saturday in the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center as part of Details...
| Dec 20, 2012
Don Haidl, a self-made millionaire and former assistant sheriff in Orange County who became a central figure in the corruption case against the sheriff who was once his boss, died Tuesday at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. He was 61.
Haidl died of...