I grew up on the East Coast at about the same time that letter writer Eleanor Egan did — in the 1950s and '60s ("Mailbag: Recall the dangerous time before Roe vs. Wade," Aug. 26).
In recent weeks, two holinesses, Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama, have spoken out unequivocally and compassionately about the dangers of climate change.
Probably everyone has had this bizarre experience while sitting on a train in a busy station.
Every playgroup my kids attend and every grocery checkout line I'm stuck in with another mother subjects me to another discussion about the dangers of plastic.
I am a nervous wreck as I write this column. Several hours ago, I heard the garage door open and the engine start.
Lots of people have a place where they are the most comfortable, where they feel at home, and I do not mean on the couch in front of their TV.
An older lady I know and care very much about has suffered some health setbacks of late.
At Polished Perfect, we were not surprised to hear of the conditions that nail technicians often experience ("Mailbag: Salon practices are a step in the right direction," Aug. 26).
"What's wrong with you, lady?"
I didn't know her name. But I knew her smile.
"Freedom isn't free," says Nick Berardino, Orange County Fair Board member and recently retired labor leader.
College football in SoCal is a major element of local culture and entertainment. The big rivals are, of course, USC and UCLA. Last week in Newport Beach that rivalry was put to good use as the 2015-16 season literally kicked off.
It's back-to-the-old-grind time for the nation's 55 million elementary and secondary school kids and 20.2 million college students.
I am always looking to talk with people who make a difference in our harbor.
In a way it is a rite of passage in Newport-Mesa, a harbinger of the fall social season's arrival. South Coast Repertory's annual gala is kind of like the temperature of the January stock market. If the gala sizzles, so goes the entire season of social events.
There have been times when I write this restaurant column, which discovers and rediscovers fun places to eat, that I've had less than stellar dining experiences
Costa Mesa City Hall recently decided not to broadcast the Oct. 2 political forum sponsored by the Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors' Group. The city's election counsel had concerns about dedicating public funds and city staff time toward political events or activities.
Like many other toll roads across the nation, those in Orange County have gone cashless. Motorists who aren't equipped with a transponder are supposed to set up an online credit card account with the Transportation Corridor Agencies — their license plates are read automatically and their...
The school board recently made one of those unpopular but necessary decisions of the post-Isla Vista, post-Sandy Hook, post-Fort Hood, post-Aurora, post-Virginia Tech, post-Littleton, post-etc. world.
Community service isn't what it used to be. You sign up for a city committee these days and you're met with brickbats and backhands, critiques and criticism, not to mention marathon meetings. Sometimes you deserve the criticism, sometimes you don't.
As you've likely read, the Orange County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to hire 15 retired sheriff's deputies to process an increase in applications for concealed-weapons permits. They did this in response to a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that will allow more people to carry guns...
The alleged cheating scandal at Corona del Mar High School is an interesting case study in how students in one of the county's top-performing high schools responded to intense pressure to succeed. We're talking about a world where some children feel like their lives are over if they don't gain...
Newport-Mesa public school parent, writer
An experienced boater, yacht broker and boating columnist
Longtime Costa Mesa resident