| Aug 23, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The Newport Beach Planning Commission voted Thursday to change the city's zoning code to allow A-frame signs in front of businesses — but only in Corona del Mar — and only after a discussion in which a few of the commissioners said they thought the signs were a terrible idea.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Robert Love's Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston
Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger
University of Pennsylvania Press; 237 pages
If you're familiar with Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," which...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Tucked into the corner of an administrative building, awash with the hush-hush of important work, an earth-toned room was occupied by furniture, books and knickknacks.
And there it lay — smack-dab in the center.
A curvy black case, held together...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 3:49 PM
"Hi, baby, how ever are you?"
"Oh, in heaven, everything is fine. There's no pain, sickness, sadness. What about on Earth?"
"Well, there's all of that and we miss you terribly."
"I miss you too, Mommy, but please smile for me. I see...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Probably not too many people notice the plaque just to the left, inside the door of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan library.
It reads: "This Orange County Branch Library is dedicated to the memory of Judge Donald Dungan, an avid reader and a dedicated...