| Oct 31, 2012
Leonard Greenstone, a Los Angeles businessman and developer who helped create innovative training and rehabilitation programs for California prison inmates during 50 years of volunteer service to the prison system, has died. He was 88.
| May 30, 2012
In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles.
"I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008...
| Sep 7, 2012
As farmers markets have proliferated in the past decade, many communities now consider a local venue to be an essential amenity, for social as well as culinary purposes. Such was the feeling in Palms, where the Motor Avenue Improvement Assn., comprised of...
| Jul 8, 2012
With summer in full swing, it's time to hit the beach — for sunning, yes, but also for shopping.
There's a new level of sophistication in shopping along the coast. Locally owned boutiques with a curated point of view are changing the flavor of...
| Sep 13, 2012
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MODESTO —Topamax. Depakote. Phenobarbital. The list goes on. Before Jayden David turned 5, he had tried a dozen powerful medications to tame a rare form of epilepsy. The side effects were devastating.
There were grand mal seizures that lasted...
| Aug 3, 2012
Among the most lamented casualties of industrial fruit commerce is the Gravenstein apple, whose intense, distinctive aroma, honeyed, floral and fruity, has lodged in the memories of many Californians, emblematic of the careless rapture of childhood....
| Nov 23, 2011
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Underscoring the racial overtones of an intra-party fight for a new Los Angeles County congressional district, the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach)....
| Sep 27, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Robert Gates speaks candidly about the troubles in the nation's Capitol....
| Jun 22, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Ron Paul and others will introduce a bill that would give states the rights to deal with marijuana the way they best see fit...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The economy might be in recovery, but there are still millions of people without work, and millions who have exhausted all the unemployment benefits available to them. That's why two Democratic congresspeople are introducing a bill Wednesday to extend...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Listening to members of the House debate a continuing resolution (HR 1) to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, I was struck by how weak the arguments on both sides were. That doesn't bode well for the tough debates......