CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1987 |
Women do a much better job of it. Life, that is. They handle it so much better than we do. We men are a violent people. The facts are indisputable. Suicide and homicide: We kill ourselves and others three times as often as women do. Fatal car accidents: three times as much. Cirrhosis deaths: twice those of women. Arrests for felony crimes: five times greater. The net result is that we men live seven years less than women.
January 11, 1991 |
Kim Stanley Robinson's new science fiction novel, "Pacific Edge," concludes his Orange County trilogy. The three novels--each set in the middle of the 21st Century--offer alternate scenarios for Orange County's future. "The Wild Shore" (1984) is a post-catastrophe novel in which the United States has been destroyed by terrorist nuclear attacks. As a result of a mild nuclear winter, Orange County has been abandoned and forested over.
November 29, 2001 |
Johnny "Mike" Spann seemed never to have had much doubt about the path he would pursue out of his rural home town. High school classmates said Spann had mapped out a life in the military and national security before career plans ever occurred to most of his peers. Family members said it's hard to remember a time when he wasn't focused on a future that seemed so certain to him.
April 9, 1990 |
I'm glad baseball season is here. I have always been glad when baseball season is here. There is always the poetic allusion to springtime and renewal of the earth, but I always felt it more closely aligned with the end of the school year. Getting out of school -- no more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks -- was a highlight of the whole year. Football season means going back to school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2013 |
Steve Jobs' childhood home in Los Altos, Calif. -- where the first Apple computers were created -- will be the subject of debate Monday night as the Los Altos Historical Commission considers whether to give it a special designation. The commission has been reviewing the ranch-style home at 2066 Crist Drive for the last two years "for potential designation as a historic resource," according to the commission's agenda . Jobs and Steve Wozniak created the first Apple-branded computer, the Apple 1, in the house's garage.
April 24, 2013 |
As a guy who started his own company before he graduated from high school, Garner Holt is just a big kid who owns a giant toy factory. "I feel like I've never worked a day in my life," said the founder and president of Garner Holt Productions, the world's largest animatronics maker. Located across from a string of high-voltage power lines near San Bernardino International Airport, Garner Holt Productions is tucked into an industrial park that remains hidden from most theme park fans.
May 17, 1998 |
To understand why Northern Ireland's conflict has defied solution for so long, take the road less traveled and meet the divided people of Moy. The popular image of Northern Ireland is of urban Belfast battlegrounds, where high steel barricades daubed with tribal slogans make divisions between Catholic and Protestant immediate and obvious.
May 11, 2002 |
The state of Ohio has bought the boyhood home of Ulysses S. Grant, the nation's 18th president and a Civil War hero. The state paid $200,000 for the two-story brick house built in sections by Grant's father, tanner Jesse Grant, between 1823 and 1829 in Georgetown, a small southern Ohio town. The Ohio Historical Society will oversee its operation. It also operated the state-owned schoolhouse that Grant attended and the one-room home in nearby Point Pleasant where he was born in 1822.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1987
A Thousand Oaks man was sentenced Wednesday to 17 years to life in prison in the murder of a boyhood friend. San Diego Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Zumwalt imposed the maximum sentence on Roderick Michael Mathewson, 19, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting of Cyrus Lam. Mathewson and Lam grew up together in Thousand Oaks.
December 14, 1989 |
There is a song called "American Music" on the new album by Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson in which Hunter recalls--with a bit too much schmaltz--how he spent his British boyhood absorbing and mimicking all the great stuff from the States that he had in his record collection. All that study paid off. Hunter has one of the most unpromising natural voices in rock music, a croaky, grainy, ungainly thing that half the time seems to be on the verge of falling off key.