| Mar 21, 2012
| 2:20 PM
To most people, the sound of music students practicing independently is noise, a cacophonous nonsymphony of assorted tones.
But to a band nerd like me, Irvine High School's band room had a dozen distinct timbres — a saxophone practicing her...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:26 PM
The operative word is ambitious. The result has been nothing less than extraordinary. Launched in the spring of 2010, Children's Hospital of Orange County created a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $125 million to fund the remodel and...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 9:46 PM
A giant snake sat coiled in the center of South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court, keeping watch over a bounty of oversized coins, lush flowers and stacks of oranges. In its clutches was a glittering bronze fan, and red paper lanterns suspended from bamboo...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Napoleon Gladney is no stranger to wearing several hats.
A tree, emotions, the wind, a prince, a vampire, and even music notes — these are just a few roles that the Los Angeles-based professional dancer has enacted.
Now, as part of the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:47 PM
DONALD E. ELDER, FORMER NEWPORT BEACH VICE-MAYOR, DIES
Donald Eugene Elder, 86, passed away on January 27, 2013 at his home in Balboa. Don was born May 27, 1926 in Los Angeles to Eugene ‘Gene’ and Helen (Morse) Elder.
Don was a lifelong...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Dashiell Codd went to Disneyland with his family Monday.
It was part of the 5-year-old's dream that was being fulfilled through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
He started off bashful and nervous in the park, his mother, Pam, said. He's always been that...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 2:35 PM
William Crook Kuhn, age 92, of Costa Mesa, CA went to be with our Lord on February 8, 2011. He was born in the upstairs bedroom of his parent’s home in Morrisville, PA where he resided until attending a Quaker Prep School called George School, in...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 4:52 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the previous photo caption and adds all the photos that appeared with this column in print.
"Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to...
| Dec 4, 2010
| 6:31 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Sitting at a white-clothed table, with fresh croissants and fruit in the middle, pearl white yachts a stone's throw away and Porsches and Lamborghini's coming and going across the street, it was like something out of the movies for...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 3:27 PM
Still need to get into the holiday spirit (or avoid it at all costs)? Check out our holiday activity guide for something to suit everybody — and we mean everybody.
For the Scrooge
If your goal each December is to get as far away as possible from...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 2:19 PM
Miracle stories told during the Christmas season usually come packaged neatly with tidy endings that produce tears of happiness and smiles all around.
This one is different.
Though it's being told on Christmas Eve, this story set in Newport Beach is...
| Jan 8, 2011
| 5:53 PM
Orange County prosecutors are asking for the public's help in identifying more potential victims of an Irvine lawyer accused of molesting girls.
Authorities said that after they arrested Matthew Christopher Tye, 31, and searched his home, they found...