| Apr 8, 2015
| 7:59 PM
Olya Bagby arranged the pictures in the shadow box. The photos are dark, except for the spotlight on her.
The mementos depict her last ballet performance before she left Russia on a path that led to owning a framing business in Costa Mesa.
| Apr 2, 2015
| 7:49 PM
If Tony Fanning could get a roof over the head of Forrest Gump and the president of the United States, then three squabbling Cape Cod sisters should pose little problem.
Fanning, the scenic designer for South Coast Repertory's new play, "Of Good Stock,"...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 7:02 PM
The final Great Park audit report concludes that the project was rife with mismanagement and budgetary irresponsibility, leading to significant waste of tens of millions of dollars among the more than $200 million spent between 2005 and 2012.
| Mar 25, 2015
| 3:53 PM
Plans for a new library and fire station in Corona del Mar moved forward Tuesday night as the Newport Beach City Council approved a contract with an architect to draft plans to rebuild the two structures.
The council voted 6 to 0, with Councilman Tony...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 6:04 PM
Local and state officials were on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning to welcome Corona del Mar's newest juice bar, Sejuiced Superfood Juice Bar, at 2744 E. Coast Hwy.
"Welcome to Corona del Mar," said Newport Beach Mayor Ed Selich...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 9:44 AM
Todd DeShields Smith stood earlier this month on a grassy lawn, identifying a site on an acreage of land where culture is centered in Orange County.
"It's going to be a spectacular design," he said.
Smith, the chief executive and director of the...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 10:08 AM
Following stints living in New York and Los Angeles, Drybar co-founder Michael Landau and his wife, Sarah Hutnick, found themselves in a tiny condo in Corona del Mar.
Like so many Southern Californians, the couple craved more outdoor space for...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:18 PM
Northeast Irvine can ring in the new year with new segments of an outdoor trail that offer a stroll through 500 years of local history.
The Jeffrey Open Space Trail is now a 3.5-mile stretch of planned open space running east to west along Jeffrey...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore at 20 Auto Center Drive in Irvine will be collecting new, unwrapped toys Monday through Dec. 31 for the Orange County Ronald McDonald House, which provides temporary residence for families with children being treated at...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 8:56 PM
There's the Sistine Chapel with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo.
There are the frescoes painted by Raphael.
And now there are images by photographer and artist Kerry Swank.
Swank, 54, of Laguna Beach, learned from the Vatican that two of her...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:38 PM
It was half a century ago.
This native son of Newport-Mesa was on the East Coast visiting the 1964 New York World's Fair.
That fair turned out to be one of the highlights of my young life. I was 19 and stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Slocum, N.Y.,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:29 PM
On the evening of July 14, a woman approached the podium inside Costa Mesa City Hall to inform the powers that be that her dog died.
She blamed Daisy's death on the car dealership behind her house.
Chau Vuong became visibly upset in telling the...