| Oct 11, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Mostly everyday there is joy in Kailualani Tagaloa's life.
Can you imagine someone being so happy to see you they act as if they have won a multi-millon-dollar lottery? That's Tagaloa.
To say her smile is infectious would be an understatement.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Kiwanis International began in 1914 when a tailor and a professional organizer teamed up to develop an organization that provided fellowship as well as business networking and community service.
Kiwanis was originally named the Supreme Lodge of...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:04 PM
The official date of Orange County's incorporation is Aug. 1, 1889. If you dig deeper, you'll discover it could have happened nearly 20 years earlier.
Sometime between 1870 and 1889, one enterprising fellow by the name of Max von Strobel, Anaheim's...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:30 PM
After a day at Disneyland with his family, Mr. Irrelevant Lonnie Ballentine received an unexpected visit from an NFL representative Friday night.
Ballentine, the final pick of the NFL Draft, had to undergo a random drug test at the Island Hotel in...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:06 PM
On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:25 PM
Irrelevant Week is in its 39th year in Newport Beach. But this one definitely has a different feel of all the previous ones.
The fun week, celebrating the final player selected in the NFL Draft, is now a part of The Foundation for the Undefeated, the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:15 PM
Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
Lonnie Ballentine does. He's known as Mr. Irrelevant, but he holds his beliefs very relevant and in some cases, reverent.
He says he's a believer and knows there's a reason he was selected as the final...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Newport-Mesa Unified School District's recent graduates will celebrate Grad Night Thursday.
Graduates of Estancia, Newport Harbor, Costa Mesa and Corona del Mar high schools will have one last hurrah before embarking on their paths to college or work....
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Costa Mesa police seized 500 pounds of illegal fireworks Thursday from a man who they say brought them from Nevada and tried to sell them to kids.
The thousands of pyrotechnics included 11,000 firecrackers, 3,600 bottle rockets, 300 mortars, 300 Roman...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:51 PM
It was no surprise to hear that the Costa Mesa City Council spent $18,000 of our hard-earned money on a fireworks show for the 60th anniversary party ("60th party cost nearly $400,000," documents show," Dec. 23).
When I called the police to find out what...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Leigh Steinberg was once known for his boyish good looks and an elite clientele that included Troy Aikman, Warren Moon and a multitude of other famous names.
Until it all fell apart.
Sipping from a bottle of water, he talks about it in the third...
| 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...