Sometimes while digging through my refrigerator I come across an iffy artifact past its sell-by date. If it doesn't pass the smell test, into the trash it goes.
Last year I ran out of time to complete my annual story on Newport Beach's 20 most interesting boats. I came up with the idea of blending our interesting boats into my column throughout the year. Now that the year is almost at the halfway point, I decided I had better get started.
The Newport Beach Board of Library trustees Monday told an architect that they want to consider adding a second story to the new Corona del Mar library branch building.
fairmont hotel, mercy house, living with heart, Bill Rogers, Terry Wollman, Melanie Taylor, The Rev. Jerome Karcher, Carl Karcher, Larry Haynes, John Weber, Gail Daniels, Amy Larson, Mary Shebell, Terry Dwyer, Idit and Moti Ferder, Gail and Jim Daniels, Dee and Larry Higby, Susan and Martin Lipman,...
"Aviation geeks rejoice."
He's not exactly sure when the incident happened, but Costa Mesa Councilman Gary Monahan recently posted a photo of the graffiti-tagged window at his restaurant Skosh Monahan's on Facebook with a message saying, "Just got tagged … dirtbags."
Several years ago, in a private conversation with Henry Segerstrom, the late Orange County native son shared insight into his formative years.
A recent Google search for the phrase "affect positive change" turned up about 101,000 hits. Here's one near the top of the list, a December 2014 story by Monica Middleton on the Guardian website: "Social investment: a powerful tool to affect positive change."
The news media were all agog last week.
In the last few weeks I've examined some of the most visible issues in higher education, including rising tuition and student loan debt, doubts about the real worth of brand-name colleges and the perception that only certain degrees are valued in the jobs market.
The Adoption Guild of Southern Orange County, an auxiliary of Holy Family Services Adoption and Foster Care Agency, attracted more than 300 guests April 27 at Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach, for the 54th annual patroness tea.
"Should the Bully Be Recalled?"
I'm into the chocolate chips again. Just ate another handful. After months of leaving an unopened bag with the baking goods, I've finished that bag and ripped into another.
Lost in Oz: One of my favorite sample sales is back. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aussie designer collective the SYDNY will offer up to 75% off about a dozen brands, including tiger lily, Cleobella and the covetable Samantha Wills jewelry collection....
Let's face it, grammar is more important for some people than for others. An ambulance driver probably has more important things to worry about than whether to hyphenate adverbs ending in "ly." (FYI: Don't do it.)
A cup of morning joe is to this writer what a bottle of oxygen must have been to a U-2 jet jockey.
Television is the media kingpin of information, like it or not. Today the video images may be delivered via multiple devices but make no mistake, as Marshall McLuhan famously stated long ago, "The medium is the message."
Many readers have told me that they connected with my last column, in which I discussed the growing recognition that we've become too infatuated with "elite" colleges and that we shouldn't undervalue the many other excellent institutions with lesser pedigrees. I also touched on the mounting...
I recently sat down with a man who needs no introduction, Timothy Bercovitz — better known as "Skipper Tim."
One way of winning an argument is to plant a seed, let it grow and then concede the inevitable outcome to your opponent.
It seems the Newport Beach Arts Commission will receive a windfall now that the Balboa Performing Arts Theater Foundation is folding.
In case you fear the absolute loss of elegance and artistry in our world, take heart, there remain pockets of sophistication alive and thriving.
There's a fine line between satire and farce, but Monty Python's "Spamalot," closing its brief run this weekend at Golden West College, crosses that line back and forth repeatedly in a deliriously laughable production.
Sprint over: Athletic equipment company ASICS will host its next warehouse sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, as well as next weekend, at 15350 Barranca Parkway, Irvine. A wide range of sizes of men's and women's athletic footwear and apparel will be available for up to...
"Read this." My husband handed me the May 2015 Smithsonian.
How big a problem is the dreaded dangler? In the real world, maybe not so big.
My 2-year-old grandson, Judah, loves to play with his fire engine, dump truck, ambulance (he calls it a "lamb-eh-lance") and police car.
The end of the school term is fast approaching and by now the vast majority of Newport-Mesa's high school seniors have solidified their post-graduation plans. Students and parents who have nearly lost their minds during the long and often absurd college admissions drama can finally relax.