Kelley: Bigger canal, bigger ships and Port of Hueneme
Published 5/7/2013 at 3:12 p.m. 0 comments
The day after we transited the Panama Canal, the ship’s painters were busy covering the damage, albeit cosmetic, to the ship’s sleek white exterior from the rough concrete walls of the locks. The 24-inch clearance on either side of the ...
Beverly Kelly: America's can-do spirit turned dream into reality
Published 4/23/2013 at 3:20 p.m. 0 comments
PUNTARENAS, Costa Rica — When boomers add the Panama Canal to their bucket lists, patriotism isn’t usually a deciding factor.
Kelley: Managing the impression others have about you
Published 4/9/2013 at 2:34 p.m. 3 comments
Folks have been using the media for impression management ever since print was the only game in town. Even would-be authors knew about image.
Kelley: Getting an image of American political figures
Published 3/26/2013 at 2:06 p.m. 1 comment
When asked which news source was most influential, John F. Kennedy didn’t hesitate.
Will: Prop. 8 into uncharted territory
Published 3/16/2013 at 5:00 p.m. 34 comments
When on March 26 the Supreme Court hears oral arguments about whether California’s ban on same-sex marriages violates the constitutional right to “equal protection of the laws,” these arguments will invoke the intersection of law and social science.
Kelley: Is telecommuting edict right or wrong? Depends
Published 3/12/2013 at 3:34 p.m. 0 comments
Many Southern California wage earners got a taste of telecommuting in 1994, after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake dropped the Golden State and Santa Monica freeways like so many Tinker Toys.
Kelley: Doggy smarts and exploring the human brain
Published 2/26/2013 at 1:12 p.m. 1 comment
Chloe is back to her old self again — cocking her head as if trying to comprehend our tears. The 6-pound Yorkie was recently attacked by an unmuzzled previous offender, who, in an attempt to go for her throat, pierced ...
Kelley: Uneven playing field doesn't alter gender outcome
Published 2/12/2013 at 4:28 p.m. 6 comments
The Super Bowl was seen by 48 percent of American households. If yours was one of them, you might have caught the “NFL Evolution” commercial.
Kelley: Obama seeks to make his mark as the clock ticks
Published 1/29/2013 at 3:44 p.m. 7 comments
It seems like everybody and his brother was watching the championship football games Sunday, Jan. 20. Indeed, 47.7 million viewers and 42 million viewers, respectively, were glued to their big screens.
Kelley: One woman's beliefs showed that gray matters
Published 1/16/2013 at 1:00 a.m. 1 comment
"A chicken coop; the unlikely birthplace of a fundamental idea. It's where Ethel Percy Andrus found a retired teacher living because she could afford nothing else. Ethel couldn't ignore the clear need for health and financial security … and it ...
Kelley: Technology will put some folks on cloud nine in 2013
Published 1/2/2013 at 1:00 a.m. 0 comments
Remember Nostradamus? Arguably the planet's most renowned secular prophet, he penned convoluted verses known as "quatrains" to keep from being imprisoned by the 16th century French powers that be.
Editorial: 2012 looks best when seen in a rearview mirror
Published 12/30/2012 at 1:00 a.m. 6 comments
One of the best things we can say about 2012 is thank goodness it's almost over.
Kelley: Tweet Jesus! The pope enters the Twitter world
Published 12/18/2012 at 5:36 p.m. 0 comments
Seems to me, news-wise, the Mayan calendar doomsday prophesy pales in comparison to "And now the pope will tweet."
Kelley: Getting a new image with digital photography
Published 12/4/2012 at 4:08 p.m. 1 comment
According to USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, 48 million turkeys were consumed on Thanksgiving. Most of them, in all their succulent golden glory, showed up on Facebook.
Kelley: Using life's experiences as a path to success
Published 11/20/2012 at 3:10 p.m. 7 comments
Have you ever heard of Lee DeWyze, Vienna Girardi or Whitney Port? Neither have I, but students attending the Mathews Leadership Forum at California Lutheran University on Nov. 8 might recognize them. The name they couldn't identify was Joey Herrick ...
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