| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Renee Moncito was a convicted thief and forger. She ran a foster care agency that was one of the most cited by state inspectors for lapses in care, including cases in which children were beaten, locked in their rooms for days or subjected to other...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A Chicago restaurant that sparked an outcry by offering a burger that includes an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction has donated $1,500 to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
“We’re not trying to say...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Dr. Clementine L. "Clem" Kaufman, a former social worker and volunteer who also served for years on numerous boards throughout the community and worked tirelessly for social justice, died of cancer Sept. 23 at Roland Park Place. She was 89.
"She was a...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Tana Poff ran out of cash soon after arriving in Baltimore County from York, Pa., hoping to start a new life. The pregnant 23-year-old was working at the checkout lane at Food Lion, but her part-time wages weren't enough.
"It didn't work out the way I...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:05 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed 10 bills that his office said will help protect “the most vulnerable Californians – homeless children and adults and foster youth.”
The measures include one that establishes "runaway...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Parenting can be an assault on the senses, from the effluvia of the diaper pail to the torture of bare feet on a rug strewn with Legos. But nothing tortures a parent suffer more than the musical assault of the Childhood Industrial Complex.
When I was a...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Dear Liz: What are your thoughts on charitable giving? I hear about tithing (giving 10% of income) but would have real problems trying to maintain that commitment. That said, I'd like to become a regular donor to a reputable charity.
Answer: Most U.S....
| Sep 15, 2013
We live in a world of misanthropes. Want proof? Look at the comments following almost any story on this newspaper's website.
But Andrea Thome has an answer.
As a member of the Woman's Board of Children's Home + Aid, and with her connections to a...
| Sep 29, 2013
When Tony Pacini saw 27-year-old law student Andrea Alvarez across the dodgeball court in early February 2011, she definitely made an impression.
"She was hit with a ball and got out right away," remembers Tony, who was 29 and working in sales for AT&...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:53 AM
For the 17th year, area golf professionals will say goodbye to the golf season on the course in the annual Harbor Cup beginning Monday, Sept. 30, at the Petoskey- Bay View Country Club.
The annual competition, which concludes on Tuesday, Oct. 1, pairs 12...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:10 PM
The Los Angeles County foster care system has a new crisis — one that can't be resolved by yanking children from troubled parents.
In fact, more children in the system would only make things worse because there's no where to put them in a county...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:36 PM
The college application essay was the tipoff. It was beautifully written but painfully rendered; a high school student's story of her family's tumble from middle-class stability into homelessness and addiction.
It helped Danielle Stone earn a spot at...