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It's believed that forest fires in Canada caused the day of darkness in 1780. Editor's note: CNN Contributor Bob Greene is a bestselling author whose 25 books include "Late Edition: A Love Story"; "Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War"
Nigel Roddis/Reuters It was apparently an encounter with the work of Robert Burns that showed the struggling young Quaker poet, John Greenleaf Whittier, how material close to hand could be shaped into narrative verse, using a vernacular idiom.
When writing a letter to Army personnel deployed overseas, Whittier Elementary School fourth-grader Greysen Simmons tries to keep things positive. She wrote letters to her dad while he was deployed, and Thursday she joined the entire student body at
And it has a formidable competitor eyeing a share of the royalties, which could range from $7 million to nearly $70 million a year. The dispute between Whittier and Los Angeles County hinges on whether the city has a right to allow development on the
Gus Reusch tenses up every time he hears the sound of screeching tires. It's a sound that is becoming disturbingly familiar to him ever since the city closed Whittier Bridge and blocked off Whittier Road where it meets Route 110. Reusch is curator of
County supervisors should have its own local government. During my high school years I resided in a Southern California frontier, a collection of humble homes built on paved-over cow pastures. On maps sporting bright colors for the many cities
A boy claiming he was being chased by a gunman crashed through a window at a Whittier home Wenesday, police said. "It's questionable as to whether it happened as he claimed," said Whittier police Lt...Someone living in the residence called police
When police arrived, the suspect, John Whittier, 36, whom police said was homeless, fled. The officer chased after him, Sgt. Kevin Roche, spokesman for the depaertment said in a pres release. After a short foot pursuit through the Old Saybrook