[LAFAYETTE SQUARE] News Anchor with Heart and Soul

Anyone who has lived in Los Angeles, since way back when we got our news from the television, would likely remember KTLA-TV News, anchored by Hal Fishman and Larry McCormick. It was a staple...

[STARGAZING] Time to Spring Back

Daylight Saving Time returns on the 12th. On that date, clocks are set ahead one hour, so that 1:59 a.m., Pacific Standard Time will be followed by 3 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time. After the...

[LAFAYETTE SQUARE] First in Class: Leo Branton

The first time I met the legendary civil rights lawyer, Leo Branton, he was regaling our dinner partners at an elegant soiree in the home of our mutual neighbor at the time, Justice Vaino...

[KEEN TO BE GREEN] The Planet Doesn’t Care about Elections

One of the most confounding aspects of our current political climate is that every major issue has become partisan and politically polarizing, including protection of our environment. In recent decades, the motivation to protect...

[STARGAZING] Venus Shines Bright and a Comet Returns

The brightest planet, Venus, is spectacular as it blazes in the southwest sky after sunset. From a location far from artificial light pollution and in the absence of moonlight, Venus is bright enough to...

[KEEN TO BE GREEN] Running for the Environment

Since the presidential election, environmentalists have experienced emotions ranging from panic to despair to anger, coupled with a desperate need to do something. Many are wondering how to prevent the reversal of the country’s...

[MOTHER OF INVENTION] News of the Day, Kid-Style

Ugh, news. I have a love/hate affair with it at best. Especially now. I want to stay informed, but every time I go to a website or venture into the pundit-filled theatrics of television...

[STARGAZING] Jupiter in the Spotlight

The New Year gets off to a start with a strong but little-known meteor shower on the night of the 2nd. The Quadrantid meteor shower can be observed in the northeast sky between 11:30...

[LAYFAYETTE SQUARE] Magnificent Magistrate

One of the many highlights of living in Lafayette Square was our very good fortune to have Justice Vaino Spencer, who passed away on October 25, 2016, as our next-door neighbor. The first time...