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Reusing and Recycling is Part of Traditional Culture
Twentieth century American poet T.S. Eliot’s classic poem "The Waste Land" deplored the loss of traditional culture in ...
August 8, 2019
ESL Students From Southeast Asia Inspire Author’s Lifelong Passion
The adage that experience is the best teacher has a profound meaning for Southern Californian Marc Phillip Yablonka, ...
August 7, 2019
Berkeley Eliminates References to Gender in City Documents
Long known for progressive political activism, Berkeley is again at the forefront to try to change the world ...
July 25, 2019
Rats: Not Quite as Bad as You Thought
Imagine it’s a brisk morning, and when you’re about to snap up the morning newspaper at the doorstep, ...
December 15, 2017
Wristbands on Quarterbacks
There’s something about that statement fashioned around a quarterback’s wrist. Wary should be any football team whose motherboard, ...
December 13, 2017
A Place Called Home
What could ring more fuzzy-feely this seasonal stretch of year than A Place Called Home? Sounding like a ...
December 12, 2017
Joe Estevez: Leading a Quiet Life in Front of the Scenes
"Movie Stumpers," a question category on the popular TV game show "Jeopardy," did not stump this contestant: ...
April 22, 2017
Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Job Creators We Don’t Always Hear About
While stereotypes may have it that immigrants take jobs from Americans—particularly those Americans shun, like butchering hogs, cleaning ...
March 28, 2017
Swearing: The New Normal?
Something is happening these days that kicks into gear the old platitude, "Sticks and stones may break ...
February 26, 2017
Remembering Maggie Kuhn, Firebrand of the Aged
Hardly do clenched fists raised high in revolt invoke images of senior citizens. But in 1970, a recalcitrant ...
December 1, 2016
Prop 14 Comes Back to Roost
Proposition 14, or the Top Two Primaries Act, approved by California's voters in 2010, was supposed to ...
October 19, 2016
October: Dysautonomia Awareness Month
October is a popular month for awareness and fundraising for health-related causes. Each cause has a color and ...
October 6, 2016
Life Is Made Up of Parts
The cinema's ambience—from the smells and tastes of buttery popcorn to the comfort of the seat and room ...
September 29, 2016
Rams Kick Off for Charity Luncheon
Coming back to Los Angeles after a 22-year hiatus, the National Football League's Los Angelees Rams mean ...
September 17, 2016
Juan Gabriel: Virtuous Virtuoso
"You don't know what you have until it's gone" aptly underscores remembrances of Juan Gabriel for his ...
September 8, 2016
The Mixed Bag of Hero Worship
A long-held belief says that the more things change the more they stay the same. Hero worship ...
August 18, 2016
The First Woman ‘President’
"History doesn't repeat itself," said Mark Twain, "but it sometimes rhymes." Hillary Clinton, the presumptive 2016 presidential nominee ...
July 1, 2016
Bringing the World Closer Together With Choral Singing
By the time California State University East Bay nailed down a permanent home in Hayward, Calif., in 1959, ...
Arts & Culture
June 28, 2016
Futbol Versus Soccer
The Wall Street Journal and NBC News are among sources that offer quantitative data that support the growing ...
June 24, 2016
Remembering the Holocaust—and Preventing Future Ones
"Never again" is the steady mantra passed on from Holocaust survivors in World War II to succeeding ...
May 6, 2016
The Growing Problem of Street Racing
Illegal street racing has authorities worried. Not much has seemed to keep the sometimes deadly pastime in check."[T]estosterone-fuelled ...
Crime and Incidents
May 6, 2016
Superdelegates and the 2016 Campaign
A decades-long fixture in the U.S. presidential nomination called superdelegates is causing a ruckus in both of the ...
February 26, 2016
YOLA at Super Bowl 50
At a holiday concert in Lafayette Park in Los Angeles last December, the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles ...
February 3, 2016
Californian Supporters Advocate for Sanders Before Iowa Primary
As the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary near, the Bernie Sanders campaign last weekend rolled into Montrose, ...
January 27, 2016
Green Technologies Shine at LA Auto Show
The future arrived with a blend of quirkiness and novel twists at the 2016 Auto Show at the ...
December 30, 2015
National Novel Writing Month Inspires Authors
Legions of would-be novelists are finding the month of November, unofficially proclaimed National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), to ...
Arts & Culture
November 14, 2015
Labor Day: Celebrating Those Who Keep Things Working
Labor Day is a time to reflect, beyond lip service, on “who done it?”
September 6, 2015
‘An Unprecedented Evil Persecution’—Chapter Fifteen: Inattention to the Killing of Falun Gong for Their Organs
Trump Calls Out Antifa as Starbucks Closes Shop in Portland Ahead of Planned Violent Clashes
Rashida Tlaib’s Grandmother Reacts to Canceled Trip: ‘I Hope, Inshallah, That She Will Come Back’
NYT Executive Editor Says Focus Has Shifted From Russia-Trump Theory to Trump’s ‘Character’
Hong Kongers Stage More Anti-Government Protests, Braving Storms
Trump’s New Hampshire Rally Broke Elton John’s Attendance Record: Fire Marshal
Trump Weighs in After Tlaib ‘Obnoxiously’ Passes on Approved Trip to See Grandmother
Gohmert Doubts Investigators’ Conclusion on China’s Alleged Involvement in Clinton Email Scandal
US Issues Warrant to Seize Iranian Oil Tanker in Gibraltar
Clinton Emails With Classified Info Sat in Gmail Account Two Weeks Before Comey Exonerated Her