Some of the Labrador retrievers gather for  a group photo in front John Wayne's statue at the conclusion of Saturday's event at John Wayne Airport.

Dogs get airport training, and treats

It's not every day that the passage through airport security is rewarded with a "good boy."

Fatemeh Nassirian of The Muslim Women Network of Southern California hands out roses to shoppers at South Coast Plaza on Saturday afternoon. Attached to the roses are cards containing quotes from the prophet Muhammad and Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib in hopes of promoting peace, unity, diversity and freedom.

Muslim group hands out free flowers at South Coast Plaza to promote peace

Representatives of the Muslim Women Network of Southern California were at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on Saturday to hand out free Valentine's Day roses.

Dock fee reduction on agenda for Newport Beach City Council

A proposal to reduce dock fees for residential pier owners by 2 cents per square foot will go before the Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday.

More than 450 young inventors from kindergarten through eighth grade compete for awards and more than $10,000 in prizes Saturday during the 28th annual "Astounding Inventions" competition.

Inventors test their creations during 'Astounding Inventions' competition at Irvine Valley College

More than 450 young inventors in kindergarten through eighth grade put their creations to the test Saturday in the 28th annual "Astounding Inventions" competition at Irvine Valley College.

Pacific Symphony to pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein

Carl St.Clair can pinpoint the last moment he saw Leonard Bernstein. The two had just conducted a show together at the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts, and Bernstein, who had trusted his own composition to St.Clair's baton, urged him to attend a recording session a few months later.

Jeamy Ruiz, dressed as Captain Popcorn, hands out free bags of kettle corn provided by Gaslamp Popcorn in celebration of National Popcorn Day on Saturday at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa.

Celebrating for the love of popcorn

If you just can't get your fill of popcorn, you can find plenty of it this weekend at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa — and it's free.

Brownies from Troop 3044 in Huntington Beach and Daisy Troop 3168 in Newport Beach gather together to show off the new gluten-free Trios  cookies.

Girl Scouts warm up for cookie season at UCI rally

It's almost Girl Scout cookie season again, and more than 1,000 Orange County Girl Scouts celebrated at a rally Saturday at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center.

District to discuss Signature Academies, teacher negotiations

Student admission policies and publicity for a series of Signature Academies are set for discussion in a study session Tuesday by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board.

Grammy-winning vocalists Dianne Reeves (pictured) and Gregory Porter will perform Friday at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Jazz singer Dianne Reeves heads to Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Dianne Reeves knows her way around a jazz song.

Patty Goethals was one of many volunteers from around the country invited to decorate the White House for Christmas.

Newport Beach woman helps deck White House halls

Tom Goethals had a secret.

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