| May 14, 2015
| 9:15 PM
Nearly 700 of the top musicians in Irvine's elementary, middle and high schools recently performed their hearts out at the 33rd annual Donald Bren Honors Concert.
The students took the stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in April to sing and play...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 5:07 PM
A man accused of posing as Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren so he could steal the real estate mogul's tax refund was ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution.
A federal judge also sentenced Moundir Kamil, a 41-year-old convicted bank robber, to three...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 7:48 PM
Find Your Zen Yoga & Nutrition Studio will open Saturday in Corona del Mar, offering a new style of interval yoga created by the studio's founder, Christina Ratusznik, as well as power, vinyasa flow and yin yoga styles. The studio also will offer...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 6:12 PM
Henry Thomas Segerstrom, a farmer who transformed a family lima bean plot into South Coast Plaza and then used his fortune to help build Orange County's most significant performing arts center, has died.
Segerstrom died Friday afternoon at his Newport...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The GMC Yukon trundled past a barbed-wire fence and up a dry grassy hillside — the brush scratching loudly against its underside — toward a peak with sweeping views.
Below, the blue and glassy Irvine Lake stretched toward the 241 Toll Road....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Nearly 40 years ago, I interviewed Newport Beach architect William Ficker and asked why most of the major buildings in the Newport-Mesa area lacked strong architectural design.
Ficker's answer was that it requires a mature community to accept strong...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:18 AM
1.) Tom Gazsi: Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, despite the tension between his officers and a majority of the City Council members.
2.) Keith Curry: The...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:53 PM
An appropriate tribute to the late Lucille Kuehn, one of the most important women in Newport Beach's 106-year history, would be to name something in her honor at the Central Library.
Lucille, who passed away peacefully last week at 89, was the...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:13 PM
The CHOC Follies recently wrapped up its 15th annual production, "Christina and the Crystal Ball: A Cinderella Story for the Social Net Set." It was a four-show run that played to some 2,300 cheering fans at Orange Coast College's Robert B. Moore...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 8:54 PM
1.) Jim Righeimer. Costa Mesa's mayor pro tem led an unapologetic charge to restructure the city with layoffs, pension reform and the creation of a proposed city charter, making him the target of organized labor and a hero of reform-minded conservatives...
| Feb 28, 2012
A $25-million Venetian Palazzo-inspired Newport Beach estate hits the market this week with at least one potential buyer interested in the property, according to the listing agent Monday.
The 8,000-square-foot, five-bedroom mansion at 43 Linda Isle is...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 6:06 PM
IRVINE — The first photo book cataloging the historic Irvine Ranch captures a "sense of freedom," Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren said at a book-release party last week.
The 208-page book, "Southern California Coastal Mountains to the Sea: A...