| Apr 2, 2013
On a recent evening, students at Pomona College feasted on chicken pot pie, steamed veggies, biscuits and rice. And, as is often the case, there were plenty of leftovers in the dining hall, enough for about 100 extra meals.
Those leftovers, however,...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:30 PM
You could say that Carpenter Elementary in Studio City owes its survival to students from other neighborhoods.
A generation ago, their presence kept the campus from being shut down, after local families fled to private schools to avoid Los Angeles...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 6:09 PM
The last Big East basketball tournament as we know it hits New York's stage this week at Madison Square Garden.
What sportswriter Dan Wetzel recently described as "the most honest event in college sports" is breaking up after a messy divorce that will...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:54 PM
ARDMORE, Pa. — There were no priests in black robes, no curtained booth to slip into, no screened window to talk through.
But Sergio Garcia, star golfer currently suffering the aftereffects of foot-in-the-mouth disease, had it different than those...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Dear Dodgers fans, let me just say that interviewing you in the first inning is a far different experience from speaking to you in the sixth, when that icy concoction you've been slurping completely Novocains your mouth and you almost swallow your tongue....
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:23 PM
The faded newspaper clipping shows a small girl with a wide smile, holding a gigantic head of lettuce. The girl is me, in 1964. The lettuce was a prize-winning product of my first elementary school garden.
That ancient photo — emailed to me this...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Saturday was moving day at the Northern Trust Open and no player was more moved than Bill Haas.
He was also inspired and motivated even if he was relatively unchallenged.
The tournament's defending champion shot up the leaderboard with a brilliantly...
| Feb 23, 2013
Like to laugh, don't care why or where. Don't care the occasion, formal or otherwise, though the formal ones always — to quote Jack Nicholson — "bring out the devil in me."
Like to laugh with people and at people and for people, which is...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 6:08 PM
SACRAMENTO — The nutty notion that a citizen can be heavily enough armed to fight off the government went up in smoke near Big Bear Lake.
This may sound crazy to most normal people, but there are some obsessed gun owners — although a...
| Feb 16, 2013
Is there anything more unctuous than a 20-year-old celebrity? Heck, is there anything more unctuous than a 20-year-old, period — all angst, eyelashes and silly stilettos?
Yet give them time, and 20-year-olds will eventually grow, like sycamore...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:01 PM
BALTIMORE — As long as there are 8-year-olds, there will be baseball.
Bud Selig has produced revenue-sharing and value-escalation. He deserves much credit. The mothers of this country have produced a never-ending supply of baseball customers. They...