CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2013 |
When Joseph Harounian came out of the closet to his Persian Jewish family, relatives told him to march right back in. Some worried he'd turn his cousins gay. Others feared for the family's reputation. They began excluding him from family events. It was only after his grandmother intervened that he was gradually welcomed back into the fold. Now, years later, Harounian says his family has come to terms with who he is. But he knows that the fear of ostracism still keeps other gay Persian Jews from coming out. Support for gay rights and same-sex unions has never been higher, according to numerous polls.
June 7, 2013 |
This week may be the best of the year for high-flavored fruit that's worth a special trip to local farmers markets, because it's almost never available elsewhere. Start with boysenberries, whose rich, complex, sweet-tart flavor reflects their ancestry, part raspberry, part trailing blackberry. To be at their best, they must be picked dead-ripe, when they're too soft and perishable for supermarkets, and even at farmers market just a few vendors take the trouble. Look for containers in which all or most of the berries are deep purple, indicating full ripeness; less ripe berries are better for baking or making preserves.
May 27, 2013 |
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning threw passes in the cavernous belly of a military plane flying 30,000 feet above Pakistan, and stood on the observation deck of an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, watching screaming fighter jets land and launch. Back home in the U.S., the Broncos quarterback made a hole in one at a golf course outside Denver, shot a 77 last weekend at Augusta National, took a group of 30 teammates to a Yankees-Rockies game, and made several surprise visits to Colorado schools.
May 27, 2013 |
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - On his USO tour in March, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning went farther than he ever imagined he'd go. Halfway around the globe. And six miles through the streets of Naples, Italy. That was a 5 a.m. run with Navy Adm. James Winnefeld and Brandon Anderson, the admiral's aide de camp. Manning asked the night before if he could join them. He hadn't run that far in 25 years, a pro in a game measured by yards, not miles. "The last time I ran six miles was when I was 12 years old in the New Orleans Crescent City Classic," Manning said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2013 |
An inky sky left the beach so dark, the only clue they were at the water's edge was the sound of crashing waves, and yet the hundreds of Persians stayed long after sunfall, huddled by the flames burning in the fire pits scattered across the shore. The crowd had gathered on this Tuesday night as they had for decades, congregating on the sands of Corona del Mar State Beach to keep alive a tradition they had brought with them from Iran, even if it had become slightly Americanized in the process.
February 22, 2013 |
The United Arab Emirates is close to purchasing Predator drones from a San Diego County defense contractor, sparking concern among arms control advocates. Under the proposed sale, revealed this week at a defense conference in Abu Dhabi and confirmed Friday, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway will sell an undisclosed number of the robotic aircraft to the UAE armed forces for $197 million. The agreement would mark the first time a non-NATO country has obtained the American-made technology, which has reshaped modern warfare.