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  • Arab American exhibit on display in Little Tokyo

     
    A traveling exhibit highlighting often forgotten Arab immigrants is being displayed in Little Tokyo, sharing the work of a community and its contributions to history since the American Revolution. "Patriots and Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Mark K. Shriver honors his father

    The Sunday Conversation: Mark K. Shriver honors his father
    Mark K. Shriver, a brother of former California First Lady Maria Shriver, explores his relationship with their father in his new book, "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver." Shriver, George McGovern's Democratic vice presidential...
  • So close, so far, so close

    So close, so far, so close
    I was just months away from marrying my high school sweetheart and shipping off to the Peace Corps. I'd had a bright five-year plan that included teaching English in a faraway land. The idea of a new culture and new life filled me with the sense that...
  • Leading in Iowa, Ron Paul says 'a message is going to be sent'

    Leading in Iowa, Ron Paul says 'a message is going to be sent'
    Returning to Iowa, where polls show him contending for first place in next week's caucuses, Ron Paul studiously ignored a barrage of news media questions Wednesday about fresh attacks from rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, including over incendiary...
  • Denis Dutton dies at 66; founder of Arts & Letters Daily website

    Denis Dutton dies at 66; founder of Arts & Letters Daily website
    Denis Dutton, a scholar, author and Internet trailblazer who founded Arts & Letters Daily, a pithy website that links thousands of devoted followers around the world to smart, provocative writing online about books, culture and ideas, died Tuesday in...
  • R. Sargent Shriver dies at 95; 'unmatched' public servant and Kennedy in-law

    R. Sargent Shriver dies at 95; 'unmatched' public servant and Kennedy in-law
    R. Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who served as the social conscience of two administrations, launching the Peace Corps for his brother-in-law, President Kennedy, and leading the "war on poverty" for President Johnson, has died. He was 95. Shriver died...
  • Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed

    Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed
    Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86. His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
  • Wayne Grisham dies at 88; two-term GOP member of Congress

    Wayne Grisham dies at 88; two-term GOP member of Congress
    Wayne Grisham, a two-term Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from La Mirada who later served in the state Assembly, has died. He was 88. Grisham died Wednesday at Dove House, a hospice in Whittier, of respiratory failure stemming from...
  • Mud Baron, an evangelical force in school gardens

     
    Master gardener Mud Baron supplies school gardens with evangelical zeal....
  • Dr. Oz expands L.A. program to boost health, reduce obesity

     
    Roosevelt High School student Johana Soto has become much more aware of her bad habits and is trying to change them. She credits Erikka Moreno, 22, who is teaching her, her classmates and her teachers lessons about healthy eating and exercise. Moreno is...
  • Video postcards from the Peace Corps

     
    On the occasion of the Peace Corps’ 50-year anniversary, the Opinion pages ran several Op-Eds celebrating the volunteer organization and its enduring legacy. On its accomplishments, Stanley Meisler wrote: It's possible to cite the pounds of fish...