| Dec 25, 2011
| 5:02 PM
He was often called “The Rose King,” and his florist business has been described as the “Tiffany’s of the stem world.” President Richard Nixon praised Jacob Maarse for his “superb” floral arrangements for Soviet...
| Jan 1, 2012
Political committees unfettered by donation limits are dominating the last weeks of the presidential nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, funding aggressive attack campaigns that are swamping the efforts of the candidates themselves.
| Jan 12, 2012
Roy L. Ash, a co-founder and former president of Litton Industries who served as director of the Office of Management and Budget in the 1970s during the Nixon and Ford administrations, has died. He was 93.
Ash, who had Parkinson's disease, died Dec. 14...
| Jan 14, 2012
Richard Threlkeld, a former CBS and ABC correspondent who covered the fall of Saigon and helped establish the CBS "Sunday Morning" show with weekly stories that showcased his prodigious energy and incisive writing, died Friday in a car crash on Long...
| Oct 22, 2012
Otto R. Skopil Jr., whose 40-year career as a federal judge included historic rulings on California water rights and the right of an Irvine teacher with AIDS to remain in the classroom, died Thursday at his home in Portland, Ore. He was 93.
| Oct 27, 2012
| 10:00 AM
The Life of William Rehnquist
John A. Jenkins
Public Affairs: 368 pp., $28.99
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was a curious man. He could be courtly and gracious, elegant in argument and a...
| Nov 8, 2012
Darrell Royal, the legendary Texas coach who led the Longhorns to three national college football titles and 11 Southwest Conference titles in a 20-year tenure that ended in 1976, died Wednesday in Austin after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Country music veteran Hank Williams Jr. is doing his best to become the official troubadour of the we-hate-Barack-Obama crowd. During a performance at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 17, Williams told the audience, “We’ve got a Muslim president...
| Aug 26, 2012
It's not unusual for politicians' clothes and grooming to become fodder for public scrutiny.
Some analysts say Republican Richard M. Nixon lost the first televised presidential debate — and ultimately the election — to Democrat John F....
| Jun 2, 2012
| 11:41 AM
First published on May 29, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Hear that? That dull roar, like the sound from inside a shell?
That might be the Orange County coastline calling you -- 42 miles of beach and beach towns, give or take, from San...
| Jun 17, 2012
Stephen Downing speaks fondly of his 20 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, saying he misses the camaraderie and the integrity of the people he worked with in a career that took him from street cop to deputy chief. Along the way, as commander of...