| Aug 23, 2010
| 9:36 PM
The Democrat gives a preview of the president's speech next week on the U.S. troop drawdown in Iraq....
| Aug 30, 2010
| 4:36 PM
The Westlake High School football community is in mourning after news came out over the weekend that former linebacker A.J. Castro, the son of former booster club President Hector Castro, was killed Saturday in a land mine explosion in Afghanistan.......
| Mar 18, 2010
| 5:22 PM
Jerome York, an Apple Inc. board member and a financial wizard credited with turning around Chrysler and IBM, died Thursday of a brain aneurysm. He was 71.
He died at a Pontiac, Mich., hospital where he was taken Tuesday night.
York, who led an...
| Apr 19, 2010
Fred J. Ascani, a retired Air Force major general and former test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base who set a world speed record in an F-86 jet fighter in 1951 and later oversaw the development of a supersonic bomber, has died. He was 92.
Ascani, a B-17...
| Dec 17, 2010
Blake Edwards, a writer-director who battled depression in his personal life yet was known as a modern master of slapstick and sophisticated wit with hit films such as the "Pink Panther" comedies, "10" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's," has died. He was 88....
| Jun 20, 2010
Comfortably settled in ClubAcela, the first-class lounge at New York's Penn Station, I considered the folder of Amtrak sleeping car tickets much as I would money in the bank: a promise of good times ahead. I would travel on the Lake Shore Limited to...
| Jul 4, 2010
The comeback: Publishing as a whole is affected by this particular scourge, but genre fiction in particular suffers from this plight in the most obvious way. It's when a writer appears, sometimes with considerable fanfare, with a new series, garnering...
| Mar 19, 2011
That guy Jack, of beanstalk fame? He was small potatoes. If you want real magic from beans, look no further than what has become of the lima bean and dairy empire of Orange County's Segerstrom family. It morphed into the gold of commercial real estate,...
| Nov 14, 2010
During the last 10 years, I have written about some of the vacations my husband, our three children and I have taken to Ireland, Italy, Paris, Germany, the Netherlands and London. The response has been mixed. Many found inspiration in our tales; others...
| Dec 5, 2010
Going Home to Glory
A Memoir of Life With Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969
David Eisenhower with Julie Nixon Eisenhower
Simon and Schuster: 324 pp., $28
David Eisenhower's touching memoir of his grandfather's final years raises an uncomfortable issue...
| Oct 15, 2010
Richard Morefield, a former career diplomat who was the U.S. consul general in Tehran in 1979 when the American Embassy was seized by Iranian militants and he and 51 other Americans were held hostage for 444 days, has died. He was 81.