I've always loved a mystery, from the time I first read Nancy Drew as a little girl.
How can we determine what is good or detrimental to our health?
Every so often, like the reemergence of El Niño, the topic of a teaching shortage reappears on op-ed pages and talk radio.
I recently overheard a young teenager complain about having to walk to school two miles (gasp).
Editor's note: The Costa Mesa Police Assn. and the legal counsel for Mayor Steve Mensinger and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer recently released statements concerning their litigation. Righeimer and Mensinger are suing the association as individuals over alleged actions by two private...
The city of Newport Beach was grateful to join the County of Orange and our community partners just about a year ago in announcing the extension and amendment of the John Wayne Airport (JWA) settlement agreement.
Fairview Developmental Center, a 114-acre, state-owned facility along Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa, now houses only about 263 disabled individuals, down from around 2,700 in its heyday in the 1960s.
Mental disorder is not always that easy to identify.
For the last several years, the Banning Ranch Conservancy has attempted to convince the public that Banning Ranch should not be developed primarily because they claim it would be damaging to valuable environmental resources.
Ahoy, and once again, let the bug hunting begin.
The boat christened ExplorOcean set out on its maiden voyage on the main channel of the Newport Harbor on Sept. 16, launched from the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.
With the 2016 elections around the corner, all kinds of state initiative supporters are busy gathering the 585,880 valid registered voter signatures required to qualify for the ballot by March 21.
According to language legend, a classified ad once made this intriguing offer: Antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers.
My parents gave me a transistor radio when I was 13. The year was 1958, and I was stoked!
Here's a pop quiz:
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
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