| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 6:59 PM
COSTA MESA — Hotelier Donald Sodaro ran a successful Holiday Inn in the South Coast Metro area for 10 years before deciding that the market deserved more than just another chain hotel.
So he took a risk just as the economy started to decline. In...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 10:23 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Betsy Thagard held the golden ticket at the 2011 Orange County Fair Culinary Arts Competition with her toffee recipe comprised of four ingredients: butter, sugar, chocolate and nuts.
The sweet and crunchy golden squares, the...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Three years ago this week I became a weekly columnist for my hometown newspaper, the Daily Pilot.
It was a dream come true.
I'd recently retired after 37 years as director of community relations at Orange Coast College. I'd been an avid Pilot reader...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:00 PM
Now that the holidays are over, our house has settled back to normal — whatever that is.
This Christmas, my daughter was given the gift of technology. She received an iPod Touch, packed with her favorite music and games. More proof I was born in...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:56 PM
Nothing smells lovelier than the scent of orange blossoms.
Just ask Gwyneth Paltrow, one of the many fans of 88 Orange, the Costa Mesa-based maker of clothing, body and home products infused with an orange blossom scent.
"She loves our clothes and is...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 7:44 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — When the building behind the Port Theatre became available in 2007, longtime Corona del Mar resident Ali Zadeh saw an opportunity.
Nevermind that the lack of public parking, economic woes and other issues affecting the space had...