Staff blogs

  • dtewes

    Navigating the Night Sky

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

        Trying to find planets, constellations and other stellar gems in the busy night sky can be intimidating at times for the amateur.     Fortunately, through the wonders of the Internet, there is help available. Several Web sites offer free ...

  • LAHightower

    Simple Mix = Divine Taste

    By LAHightower in Community Conversation

    Ever have a day when you just want to poop-out a bit and fix something that doesn't require a mountain of effort? I've found that it helps to take a night off once a week or so. This is my family's ...

  • AprillBrandon

    Debating the YouTube Debate

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Even if you haven't caught any of the CNN/YouTube presidential debates, the image of the snowman asking Democratic nominees about global warming is guaranteed to be a pop culture fixture for many years to come. Whether you think it trivialized ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Gift giving doesn't always have to break the bank

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    I'm not sure about the rest of you out there, but when the holiday season rolls around for me, it means a little stricter budget, fewer meals out and renting movies instead of a trip to the theater. Newsflash for ...

  • dtewes

    Warm, Dry Winter Still on Tap

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       Don't expect to see many bouts this winter of rainy cold spells like the one over the Thanksgiving weekend.   The government's final winter weather outlook is out and forecasters are still calling for it to be drier and ...

  • ChrisCobler

    I don't know Roy Ortolon..

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    ... but I find his work exciting and full of possibilities. Mr. Ortolon posted a simple story and two photos about Edna honoring one of its own. Our new Web site is all about trying to combine the efforts of ...

  • AprillBrandon

    No more Numa Numa?

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Remember the chubby adolescent sitting at his computer desk, dancing his little heart out to some weird German song? (Oh, come on people, it was only back in 2004). Commonly referred to as the Numa Numa Dance, the homemade video ...

  • AllisonMiles

    I'm not sure I buy it ...

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    To this day, I still wonder: how do we know no two snowflakes are alike? It seems sort of absurd to assume that no snowflake has its carbon copy twin floating gracefully to ground somewhere in the world. I mean, how ...

  • BeckyCooper

    Welcome back sunshine

    By BeckyCooper in The Daily Commute

    It was so nice to drive to work this morning with the sun shining in on me and warming up the coolness of the morning air. Made it a little bit easier to head back to work after the long holiday weekend. Really glad ...

  • dtewes

    Looking for Mars

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       A crisp, mostly clear sky tonight should make for fine viewing of the planet Mars.    The red planet has doubled in brightness over the past month and is easy to spot among the other heavenly bodies. It should ...

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