| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The Angels have met with the developer of the Orange County Great Park property to see whether the construction of a new ballpark might be feasible on that Irvine site.
The news comes the day before the city of Anaheim is set to release an appraisal...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Dennis Baker is inclined to associate with winners.
That's not to say he won't help an organization, initiative or individual get closer to victory. But, when that doesn't work, he has no misgivings about cutting loose or moving on.
"My energy goes to...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:36 PM
It was spring break last week at the Carnett household in Costa Mesa.
Our three daughters, their husbands and eight grandchildren were all on hand to squeeze into our Mesa del Mar abode for the entire week. The grandkids range in age from 15 months to...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Forty-six members of the 99-student Circle K Club of Orange Coast College attended the 60th annual convention of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Circle K International in Burbank from March 21 to 23.
They joined 750 students from colleges and...