| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:06 PM
In 1989, Ling Chai joined friends and fellow students at Tiananmen Square for what she believed would be a peaceful protest.
They gathered at the Beijing site to rally for political and social reform, better career prospects and a free media. But in...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Emma Wang's fingers danced across the keyboard with the speed and accuracy of a highly skilled word processor.
On a good day, the sixth-grader from Newport Coast Elementary School said, she can type more than 100 words per minute with fairly good...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Sally was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up with her younger sister, Cecile (CC) Scott and her parents, William and Jane Scott. The family moved west in the 1950’s to California when Sally’s father started a popular retail store...
| May 23, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Many an inebriated college student may have thought about how good tacos wrapped in a Doritos shell would taste, but a prison inmate is suing Irvine-based Taco Bell, saying the idea for the fast-food hit was his.
Gary Anthony Cole, 49, filed a federal...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:28 PM
The Training Zone OC is hosting a combination fundraiser and open house from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at its studio, 333 E. 17th Street, Suite 18, Costa Mesa.
The public event will feature demonstrations, raffles, refreshments and a chance to try out...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Kendra Scott, the woman behind the namesake jewelry line, is all about making a statement.
Bright stones and jewelry adorn the walls, shelves and retail cases at the newest Kendra Scott shop, which recently opened at Fashion Island.
"I love color,"...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Newport Beach police will roll out a notification system specifically for the Fourth of July this year.
Newport residents and beach visitors can sign up for text message alerts about road closures, traffic advisories and other information specifically...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:24 AM
I attended this month's Harbor Commission meeting last Wednesday night and thought it might be a good time to update everyone on what's going on in the harbor.
My good friend Doug West's term as chairman ended Wednesday night, and before he gave up the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:54 PM
A First World family feud and a lights-out epiphany in Central America resulted in two of this year's most talked-about launches at the 2014 International CES, the world's largest consumer electronics trade show, held each January in Las Vegas.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Lian Murray, an influential surf clothing designer whose career encompassed such high-end brands as Hurley, Quiksilver and Billabong, died Sunday at the age of 54.
The Newport Beach resident died at Hoag Hospital several days after suffering an asthma...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 9:47 PM
"Project Runway" co-host Tim Gunn hopes to "make it work" in Newport Beach.
The reality TV star plans to host a live runway show and meet with fans at 1 p.m. April 16 at Fashion Island's Neiman Marcus/Bloomingdales Court.
Gunn will "share his...
| May 30, 2011
| 5:51 PM
COSTA MESA — With the sun shining and the temperature at a comfortable 74 degrees, Johnna Rice showed off a plush cream-colored fur scarf around her neck and matching fur cuffs over her wrists and boots.
The soft material, made of sheared mohair...