| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:29 PM
In the Eastern Hemisphere, the Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, is the most important holiday occasion on the annual calendar. In Orange County, the Lunar New Year celebration, which begins Feb. 10, is being observed...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 10:21 PM
Natalia Kaliada has faced rejection from arts facilities, endured police raids, been arrested and lived in exile for more than two years.
All of that for one cause: a relentless commitment to free thought and expression.
As the founding co-artistic...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:29 PM
This week, Ellery Sever has been riding a black horse through frigid temperatures in Culver, Ind., while "Video Killed the Radio Star" and "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)" blast on loudspeakers.
Sever, 18, of Newport Beach, is preparing to ride in...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 9:08 PM
For the Kerr family of Newport Beach, presidential inaugurations run in the blood.
Robert Kerr attended Lyndon B. Johnson's inauguration parade in 1965. His son, Alexander Kerr, was at Barack Obama's on Monday.
They both went as part of the Culver...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:06 PM
Organizers of the 104th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will celebrate one last hurrah — more specifically, the Last Hurrah — at the event's annual awards dinner and auction Friday night.
Topped by a VW surf bus made of LED lights, the...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:27 PM
By the time Kief Davidson got his Oscar nomination last week, he had gone through all the highs and lows of a Hollywood career: heartbreak, success, hopelessness and out-of-the-blue comebacks.
And that was just between 3 and 5 a.m.
The director, whose...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:59 AM
My wife and I are trying to raise our daughter to appreciate the arts — not in a nose-in-the-air way, but in a manner that recognizes the importance of helping her develop both sides of the brain.
We want her to know a little bit more about...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 9:43 PM
A 65-year-old tradition turned a new page Saturday with Fairview Park in Costa Mesa hosting the annual Fish Fry and Carnival.
To some, it was a tradition broken, but for past Lions Club president Jim Ferryman, every deep fryer has a silver lining.
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Drivers should keep an eye out for road closures in Newport Beach during the Christmas Boat Parade, police said Monday.
A Newport Beach Police Department news release said depending on traffic flow each night of the parade, left-turn lanes from westbound...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 9:41 PM
Fish Fry and Carnival
The 65th annual Fish Fry and Carnival, presented by the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club, continues at its new location in Fairview Park, 2525 Placentia Ave. Costa Mesa, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information,...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain (R-Ariz.), came into Newport Beach on Friday evening for a special dinner at the Ritz Restaurant in Fashion Island.
Cindy McCain is a double Blue Star Mom, a member of an...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:32 PM
Sports and reading might seem like opposite hobbies, but they will come together Sunday.
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former baseball player Kenny Berry and basketball player Chris Duley are just some of the 100 authors expected to attend the...