| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:49 PM
They called the evening "50 Golden Years of Caring."
The 2014 Children's Hospital of Orange County Cherishes Children Gala unfolded Feb. 8 at Newport Beach's Island Hotel. The event was as glamorous as it was substantial.
In the ultra-capable hands of...
| 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 ...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Environmental science came to life for Corona del Mar High students who helped with a restoration project as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
More than 40 students in Kim Rapp's Advanced Placement environmental science class spent three hours...
| 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 18, 2013
| 10:07 PM
Corona del Mar High's perfect run began one week after a scrimmage got out of control four months ago.
The Sea Kings wound up on the other end of illegal shots, as well as shoves long after the whistle blew. Then their coach, Scott Meyer, blew up....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Every college football season, Bo St. Geme and his father, Ed St. Geme, make a trip up north to catch a Stanford game. The father and son tend to stay at a family member's house in Menlo Park, which is a short drive to the stadium on campus.
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Supporters cheered as volunteers rode King Arthur's Carrousel at Disneyland last week on behalf of 10 local nonprofits.
The early morning event, dubbed "The Carousel of Possible Dreams," raised $208,575 for Orange County charities that benefit children....