We've been here before and we'll be here again. But how should we respond?
Opened Pam's email Sunday morning to see a mountain-shaped diagram of the Oakland half-marathon her daughter had completed minutes before. This race had an elevation gain of 1,752 feet.
When it comes to local historical discoveries, I had quite a surprise recently, as you'll read in a bit.
The hardest thing about English grammar isn't grammar. Not in the strictest sense of the word, anyway. Narrowly speaking, grammar has to do with the way we order and inflect words to make sentences.
Costa Mesa's glamorous restaurateur Elizabeth An, of South Coast Plaza's AnQi, was invited to present its signature Asian fusion cuisine at the James Beard House in New York.
Q: In a recent column on deism, you said that hope is far more important to you than truth, which I liked. A story: My mother, a non-smoker, died of lung cancer. After her priest offered her last rites, he asked if she had anything else that she'd like. This woman, with no remaining lung...
It is always a treat to find a wonderful, small restaurant in some tiny shopping mall.
"A man is walking down the street." "There is a man walking down the street."
Some interesting stuff landed in the mailbag for this week. Let's dive in.
Like any hobby, birding has rules.
For something so mechanically simple, the pumpjack is called many things.
Q: My companion and I are both 54 and have known each other for 15 years. We started dating three years ago. When we met in 1999, the timing was not right since we were both in relationships with others.
Q: I'm a 75-year-old man who's never followed any formal religion but have always tried to do what I thought was right. As of late, I've been reading (with great interest) about something called Deism. What are your thoughts on this topic? — G., via cyberspace
Q: What's the big deal about marrying "in the faith" with Jews? Furthermore, why does being born into a particular faith impose a duty to preserve the traditions of the religion? I was raised as a Methodist but feel no obligation to advance the mythologies on which Methodism is...
It felt like a glimpse into the future. As my 18-year-old daughter took my arm and I began to escort her, I thought maybe this is what it will be like on her wedding day. And then, of course, I got a lump in my throat.
Have you ever thought about the word "do"? My advice is don't.
The group may get smaller each year, but it's no less passionate in its enthusiasm. That's what happens when a bunch of old players and fans get together to talk baseball. And not just any baseball, but the charming and mythical Pacific Coast League.
A recent Google search for the phrase "affect positive change" turned up about 101,000 hits. Here's one near the top of the list, a December 2014 story by Monica Middleton on the Guardian website: "Social investment: a powerful tool to affect positive change."
Bangkok Avenue recently opened in Huntington Beach and is being billed as a modern Thai restaurant.