| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:51 AM
The 2014 Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) Dream Gala was billed as "Let's Misbehave," and they certainly did.
More than 500 Orange County citizens dressed to impress in Roaring Twenties period costume and danced a wild Charleston to help raise...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:24 PM
It's a wild morning, pouring rain. At high tide the southwest swell is rolling under the Newport Pier and washing through the dory market, carving out big chunks of beach with each wave.
Someone suggests moving the paddle-out to the bay. We confer ...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:22 PM
Not long ago, 72-year-old John Hamilton had a hip and a knee replaced with surgically inserted hardware. More recently, however, the process of losing things that can't be replaced has initiated the infliction of pain that no anesthesia can mask.
| May 10, 2014
| 6:10 PM
When it comes to the 2014 NFL Draft, Lonnie Ballentine is now known as the 39th Mr. Irrelevant. But when it comes to fatherhood, he is anything but irrelevant.
Ballentine, a 6-foot-3, 219-pound free safety, was definitely a unique college football...
| 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...