| Jul 26, 2009
Here's another Sacramento reform for the long "to do" list -- one that wouldn't require a vote of the people or even the governor's signature.
Prohibit the Legislature from voting on any bill after sunset. No exceptions -- and especially not a budget...
| Jul 26, 2009
It was long into the wee hours of Friday morning, and the state Senate was teetering near deadlock on bills to close a $26-billion budget deficit when lobbyists for the software company Intuit approached Senate leader Darrell Steinberg.
| Jul 1, 2009
Pretty faces and promising careers tend to flash across our local political firmament with the frequency of shooting stars -- and with about as much effect. But for more than two decades, the most consequential elected official in Southern California...
| Sep 14, 2009
The Legislature had just wrapped up its annual session when a top aide invited me to a post-adjournment party across the street from the Capitol. I went.
Entering the hotel suite, I saw an open bedroom door. And sitting on the bed was an attractive...
| Aug 2, 2002
SAN FRANCISCO -- It's not every day that an American icon turns 90, and, strictly speaking, she hasn't. But when the icon is Julia Child, can there really be a wrong time for a celebratory "bon appetit"?
"Well, I think it's all pretty nice, don't you?...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 9:31 PM
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office charged a mother accused of abandoning her baby with first-degree murder Tuesday.
They say Sabrina Maiden left the her two-month-old boy in a ditch near her house.
Deputies say Javeion Brown was alive when...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Ask just about anyone who has hung around the state capitol a while — reporters, lobbyists, staffers — and they will tell you that 98% of our legislators forget who they are and why they are there within two years of being elected.
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Chelsey Romero views her spot on Boo Williams' elite 16-and-under girls basketball roster as both reward and opportunity.
The 6-foot-1 forward was Kecoughtan High's best player last season, but is a complementary piece on a team that is routinely among...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 8:05 AM
LOUISVILLE — The Monroe Zimmerman family of Casey County earned the 2012 Kentucky Dairy Quality Award and the Lee Robey family of Logan County won the Kentucky Dairy Production Award.
The Robey and Zimmerman farms were among those honored during...
| May 23, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (email@example.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:06 AM
When the NFL and Nike assembled the 32 most stylish fans of pro football, we probably should have guessed Baltimore -- with some of the most passionate fans around -- would stand out.
But maybe not this much.
Nike and the NFL chose Wes Henson of Waldorf...