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  • A Word, Please: The No. 1 reason for numeral inconsistency

    A reader named Loretta recently wrote to me after making a very astute observation.
  • Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson — as himself

    Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson — as himself
    Just to set the facts straight: The show Sept. 18 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts will feature a program of songs with lyrics by a man who doesn't exist, based on a book by a man who also doesn't exist, sung by a real man who is now performing under...

    A Word, Please: Taking care of the business of punctuation

    According to the Internet, there's a car dealer whose service department has a "kid's play area," but a competitor offers a "childrens play area." The former makes you wonder: Who is this kid, and does he let other kids use his area? And for the latter...

    Author homes in on Corona del Mar

    Author homes in on Corona del Mar
    Nobody knows why Corona del Mar's flower streets got their names, according to author Douglas Westfall, but there are clues. For instance, Westfall knows that a landowner named F. D. Cornell changed the way the streets were identified in the early 1900s...

    Author of CdM book to appear at Martha's

    Author Douglas Westfall titled his new book "Corona del Mar — My Kind of Town," and if there are any kindred spirits out there, Martha's Bookstore is the place to be Saturday. The Orange County-based author will sign his book, which features a...