| Mar 24, 2011
| 7:40 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Rows of third-grade students dressed in costumes stood statue-like, holding out their clenched right fists.
As parents walked up and down the rows and pressed a red "button" on the students' fists, 8-year-old versions of Leonardo...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:40 PM
COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has made six prospective high school textbooks available for public review through April 25.
Afterward, the school board will consider approving the books for use in grades 10-12, but such...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 5:05 PM
"Atlas Shrugged" may serve as a quasi-bible to many objectivists, but the film adaptation of the novel, which came out Friday, isn't rousing more than a nod from some Ayn Rand fans.
The film took creator John Aglialoro, a former Wall Street trader,...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 9:48 PM
CORONA DEL MAR HIGH SCHOOL
AP Classes/School Activities/Clubs: AP physics; statistics; lit/comp; gov't/econ; art history; calculus; lang/comp; chemistry; U.S. history; European history; President, National Honor Society; President and...
| May 28, 2011
| 6:45 PM
"What happened to the big yellow sign?" people ask when they visit the library in Lions Park. "Does that mean you don't do the passport acceptance service anymore?"
The passport service is still offered at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library, 1855...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 9:21 AM
Robert V. Hine, a memoirist, novelist and prolific historian of the American West who wrote a highly praised chronicle of regaining his sight after 15 years of blindness, has died of natural causes at his Irvine home. He was 93.
Hine was a founding...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:25 PM
The latest tenant (the word is used advisedly) at South Coast Repertory is the British import "Tristan & Yseult," where generous amounts of farcical satire, embellished with a rock opera musical score, turn this legendary love story into a medieval three-...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:45 AM
As Shakespeare famously said, all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. The half-dozen women who will star at the Laguna Playhouse on Oct. 21 have chosen a particularly difficult part — one that flutters in and out of the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:12 PM
He may have been responsible for "The Flying Nun" and "The Partridge Family," but theater people will let those TV projects pass. Bernard Slade also gave us "Same Time, Next Year," "Romantic Comedy" and "Tribute," among many other finely crafted comedies....
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:28 PM
In the shadow of Bella Terra, a photographic exhibition is underway that chronicles a lesser-known French chapter in the history of the counterculture Beat movement.
Through April 21, the OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art in Huntington Beach's Old World...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Next year, as in the past, the HB Reads program will spotlight a group of people who are often invisible in everyday life.
This time, though, they won't be miles away in Sudan or Afghanistan, toiling on a migrant farm or secluded in a special-education...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Laguna artist Nick Hernandez, who has sculpted several replicas of noteworthy figures such as Chelsea Clinton, is tapping politics for his latest inspiration — a sculpture of President Barack Obama.
"[Artists] have a rather prominent voice in...