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.
Ahoy, and time for a boat show and a ship celebration!
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.
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.
Summer is slowly coming to an end, and yet the harbor is as active as if it were June.
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,...
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.
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 reader named Loretta recently wrote to me after making a very astute observation.
The Feet to the Fire Forum is an unusual debate series.
I left my conversation with Lynn feeling melancholy. Had trouble sleeping that night.
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.
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.
Ahoy! It might be time to winterize your condo on the water!
I try not to think about 9/11 until it comes around each year. Thinking about it too much is both frightening and numbing to my soul. It's still too big and too evil to sit comfortably among my remembrances of things past.
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?
Boats are selling, and the marine industry people around town are moving like it's 2007. That's part of the reason why I was not able to submit a column last week.
After our usual Monday hike, Sally called me to her car.
The lyrics of Don McLean's "American Pie" ask, "Do you believe in rock and roll? Can music save your mortal soul?"
The 2015 social season on the Orange Coast was launched with panache by South Coast Repertory.
Monday morning, I sat in the office of a man who might have already prevented the next Ferguson.
Election time has been called the "silly season," and it certainly is in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.
Water, trash pickup and sewers are important functions of public health departments. Yet as long as water continues to run out of the tap when it is turned on, the trash is picked up on a regular basis and the sewers continue to work, sending that not-so-nice stuff away from our homes, we tend to...
In a recent New York Times piece, novelist Zoe Heller wrote about helping her daughter with an English essay. "Try excising the words 'extremely,' 'totally' and 'incredibly,'" Heller suggested. Her daughter did and was "surprised to discover that not only were the intensifiers superfluous, but...
My name is Jim. I'm a mall grandparent.
The NFL has failed in its duty to serve as a shining example of on- and off-field behavior with the handling of Ray Rice allegedly knocking his wife unconscious and dragging her off an elevator earlier this year.
The Corona del Mar High School and Middle School PTA groups held a joint meeting last week and discussed changes on campus, the group's home tour fundraiser and more.
It's back-to-school season, an annual event greeted by students with a mixture of excitement, anticipation and dread. Parents too, but in a different way.