| May 15, 2013
| 4:05 PM
"A library should be the heart of a city." Steven S. Choi, mayor of Irvine, said this in his Jan. 29 article in the Orange County Register. This is a theme that has been repeated many times by those who know the benefits of libraries, who know that even...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Boaters in Newport Harbor will now be able to more easily surf the web from the water, thanks to an expanded Wi-Fi service.
Temecula-based Southern California Telephone and Energy said in a news release earlier this month that it "expanded its...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Newport Beach will probably change the way it tracks its public art pieces, updating records at least annually, City Manager Dave Kiff said in an email this week.
Previously, the city hadn't regularly updated its inventory, he wrote, and as of...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Federal agents helped Newport Beach police search offices in a building near John Wayne Airport on Tuesday, police said.
Police served a search warrant at 4500 Campus Drive as part of a white-collar crime investigation, NBPD spokeswoman Jennifer...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:30 PM
John Frost: A Quiet Mastery
The Irvine Museum, 239 pages
Thank God for archivists. The other week, I read a column in the Orange County Register by Sharon Henry, who sought to find the story behind Helen Stanley, whose name appears...
| May 30, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The schedule for Kristen Tett's Cinema Classics series at Triangle Square Cinemas doesn't look like the syllabus for a film studies class, exactly. This year's offerings run the gamut from critical darlings (the first two "Godfather" movies, "Vertigo") to...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:36 PM
If I had my indulgence — if I could direct the Pacific Chorale's leaders on how to preserve "The Shore" for posterity — I would have them keep the inappropriate applause.
Not that I'm any authority on how to record a piece like Frank Ticheli...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The volleyball season never seems to end for a 7-footer from Newport Beach.
For Kevin Rakestraw, it finally wrapped up last week. He boarded a plane to complete a long, taxing year.
There isn't enough legroom for someone his size to relax on a...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:28 AM
This post has been corrected, as noted below.
So much about the punk band X is a testament to Ray Manzarek — from its music to its lingering presence.
"The fact that we exist is in and of itself a tribute to Ray," said Exene Cervenka, co-lead...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:17 AM
As a member of AirFair, I fully support board member Melinda Seely and Airfair's recent letter regarding our surprise and anger over the head of Visit Newport Beach Inc.'s participation in marketing John Wayne Airport ("Newport Beach should avoid...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 4:52 PM
Henrietta May Walter Barnes died Wed., Jan. 19, 2011, in Napa, Ca. She was 95.
Born Feb. 25, 1915, in Tomah, Wis., “Henny” moved to Pasadena, in the early ‘20s with her family. She is a graduate of the Westridge School for Girls in...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 3:47 PM
COSTA MESA — An Orange Coast College student who was a former varsity football player at University High School in Irvine died Feb. 5, high school officials said.
Cyrus Faghani died of causes that those close to him declined to disclose. He was 20....