Hollywood's resident environmentalist is now a reality-TV star. How Ed Begley Jr. is greening Tinseltown, one celebrity home at a time.
Stevie Wonder, one of popular music's most iconic and beloved stars, is also one of its more reclusive. Despite his 25 Grammys and 70 million-plus records sold, Wonder has released only a handful of records in the last 20 years—his last studio album, 2005's "A Time to Love," was his first in 10 years.
Toxic cleaning solvents are being phased out, but it's not clear what will replace them. In the last installment of our small-business series about a San Diego dry cleaner, we follow its proprietor as he searches for the perfect environmentally friendly technology.
Berkeley Breathed, the reclusive author, illustrator and Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "Bloom County," the uproarious and endearing sociopolitical 1980s comic strip, has just released a new children's book, "Mars Needs Moms!," in which Breathed, in characteristically smart and whimsical fashion, addresses the powerful love that binds parents to their children.Breathed, who turns 50 next month, has a pretty good track record writing for the grammar school set: he's authored and illustrated...
A decade ago, when Gordon Shaw first considered making the switch from his successful chemical-based dry-cleaning operation to a more environmentally friendly, pressurized liquid carbon dioxide (C02) cleaning system, virtually everyone told him he was crazy. "I'm a businessman first, but I've always been an environmentalist at heart," he says. "I wanted to do something that would make me feel better about my work, I wanted to make a difference in my lifetime, for both people and the planet.
Whether John Moe has "seen the light" or "gone to the dark side" depends on your politics. Either way, Moe, 38, the NPR host and Seattle writer, is generating buzz with his new book, "Conservatize Me: How I Tried to Become a Righty with the Help of Richard Nixon, Sean Hannity, Toby Keith and Beef Jerky." Spoofing "Super Size Me," Moe put himself on a steady diet of conservative culture for a month.
When Deanna Pennington got the news this week that murder charges had been filed against her son, Lance Cpl. Robert B. Pennington, and seven other members of his unit, she actually felt a sense of relief. "At least now my son has a fight on his hands, now he and the other boys can start preparing for this trial," she says. "We've all been in limbo too long.
It was the worst setback in the 43-year history of the Navy SEAL program. At least 10 of the elite commandos died when a reconnaissance team came under fire in the mountains of Afghanistan's Kunar province, and a SEAL rescue helicopter crashed trying to save them.
Two beautiful ballparks with dreary corporate names just opened, both hosting teams that hope to turn around miserable legacies. Jamie Reno and Steven Levy scouted San Diego's Petco Park and Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park.OVERALLSan Diego: In downtown East Village area, its sandstone exterior, waterfall stairway and open terraces mirror city's breezy spirit.Philly: Set in sea of parking lots, a sweet variation on Camden Yards retro, with a nod to old Shibe Park.
Street racing's been hot since the days of James Dean, but no movie's done more to boost its popularity than last year's "The Fast and the Furious." The movie, a surprise hit thanks to a mostly under-25 viewership, revitalized Generation Y's newest and most extreme of extreme sports, but also may have led to accidents and deaths.
BY JAMIE RENO Brenda and Damon Van Dam hugged and wept as the San Diego Superior Court clerk read the verdict last Wednesday, but the neighbor found guilty of kidnapping and murdering their 7-year-old daughter, Danielle, remained steely and expressionless, even in the face of a possible death sentence.
Amid rampant speculation by legal pundits over what jurors in the David Westerfield trial could possibly have been thinking as their deliberations went on for 10 days, the heavily scrutinized panel came back today with a crystal-clear verdict: guilty on all counts.The six men and six women found Westerfield, a 50-year-old freelance engineer with no known history of child abuse or violence, guilty of kidnapping and murdering his 7-year-old neighbor, Danielle van Dam.
In an interview with NEWSWEEK today, San Diego civil-rights attorney Randall Hamud revealed that he has been hired by the mother of Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called "20th hijacker."Hamud says Moussaoui's mother, Aicha El-Wafi, called him on May 14 from France and hired him as her attorney.