It was a glorious early September morning.
Kiwanis International began in 1914 when a tailor and a professional organizer teamed up to develop an organization that provided fellowship as well as business networking and community service.
In an assembly that was both all-American and distinctly Japanese, Corona del Mar Middle School students on Friday welcomed seven exchange students from Okazaki, Japan.
What if there was a way for students studying history to build a replica of Ancient Rome? Or for kids learning about California missions to forgo the sugar-cube models — projects that well-intentioned but misguided parents often take over anyway — and instead design and construct their...
Last week we taped the eighth edition of the Feet to the Fire Forum at Orange Coast College with Costa Mesa City Council candidates Lee Ramos, Chris Bunyan, Rita Simpson, Al Melone, Tony Capitelli, Jay Humphrey and Mayor Jim Righeimer.
This week, I had the opportunity to catch up with Troy Heidemann, the new dock master at the Balboa Bay Resort.
Ahoy! Boater's licensing is official in California!
As the expression goes, "It takes a village." For more than half a century, the village of Orange County has rallied behind South Coast Repertory. The results of this decades-long commitment have been nothing less than "magical." Appropriately, the 2014 SCR gala, which unfolded on the starry night...
I'll say it up front — "The Skeleton Twins" is one of the best films this year, with amazing performances from stars better known for comedic roles. But Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Ty Burrell show us real gifts at playing darker, more troubled souls.
This is a reminder to attend the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries' "Meet and Greet," intended to introduce candidates of our special districts, namely Mesa Water District, Orange County Water District and Costa Mesa Sanitary District, to our community. The services of these sometimes forgotten...
Way back in the days before air-conditioned cars, my family had a joke that wasn't funny.
Actress Leslie Mann and Sugar Ray's lead singer Mark McGrath will serve as the grand marshals for the upcoming Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.
If I had a nickel for every time I've written about ending sentences with prepositions, I'd be about 5 cents shy of that Frappucino I've had my eye on. (I'd probably also be one of the top earners in what remains of the newspaper industry, but that's a subject for another day.)
When I read about the Pilgrim of Newport's recent visit to Newport Harbor, it brought me back to a memorable night spent aboard the 118-foot replica of an 18th-century merchant ship.
Three girls, all Crystal Cove State Park Junior Guards participants, were recently hanging out at the park, conducting scientific research in the ocean and in university laboratories — all part of filming of a PBS television show that will air in the spring.
Q: In a recent column, you mentioned how the time of death of a man's father showed up on a grandfather's clock when it stopped working several weeks later. I wanted to share a similar story.
Q: I escaped with only minor injuries from a bad car wreck a few months ago. Did God have something to do with this, like one of my friends says, or was I just lucky? I've never thought about questions like this before.
Summer is slowly coming to an end, and yet the harbor is as active as if it were June.
Ahoy, and time for a boat show and a ship celebration!
This is National Child Awareness Month. Every weekend in September, South Coast Plaza will hold events at the retail center in conjunction with the work of multiple charities focused on child welfare in Orange County. The month-long commitment is the brainchild of Festival of Children Foundation,...
Though I enjoy writing about the local political scene, I look forward each month to switching gears to discover and rediscover fun places to eat in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.
With fall just around the corner, now is the perfect time to revamp your wardrobe. Whether you want to polish your image for an upcoming job interview, put together the perfect outfit for a special occasion or update what's in your closet, you'll find plenty of inspiration in these and other...
A foolish and poorly planned robbery is a core scene of many offbeat crime dramas. "The Drop" unfolds as a slow-burning thriller based on that premise. The gritty and realistic portrayal of underworld life in Brooklyn is a fitting finale for the "Soprano" talents of the late James Gandolfini.
A reader named Loretta recently wrote to me after making a very astute observation.
I left my conversation with Lynn feeling melancholy. Had trouble sleeping that night.
The Feet to the Fire Forum is an unusual debate series.
Seven candidates vying for Newport Beach City Council seats met Thursday morning at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a 90-minute candidates' forum sponsored by the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee.
Both Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor high schools now offer Advanced Placement classes in computer science. That's an encouraging sign, given the increasing calls for educational curriculum geared toward the knowledge and skills most in demand in the 21st-century workforce.
Q: Our paper featured a report a few days ago about some people who claim they worship the devil. I thought that went out hundreds of years ago. Are they serious, do you think, or just trying to get attention?
Ahoy! It might be time to winterize your condo on the water!