| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Father Augustine Puchner splashed holy water on a 99-cent store plate imprinted with an image of the Virgin Mary.
The pastor sprinkled crucifixes, a kneeling cherub, stones with words like "faith" etched in them and a gold-colored cross attached to a...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:37 PM
Ahoy! "The war to end all wars" ended Nov. 11, 1918, when Germany signed the armistice agreement and surrendered to the Allies on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The war didn't offically end until June 28, 1919, when the Treaty of...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Everything's bigger in Texas — except, perhaps, for the tiny town of Tuna, the state's third-smallest, where, as its motto states, the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.
More than three decades ago, three enterprising showmen...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:33 PM
If you want to strike up a conversation with an author of your choice, the words "Barbara DeMarco-Barrett says hi" may do the trick.
The Newport Beach resident, who oversees the KUCI 88.9 FM program "Writers on Writing," has interviewed so many guests...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:58 PM
David Stiller, a longtime Costa Mesa resident known for his decades of service on a variety of city committees, has died.
Stiller had been having health troubles for several weeks and died of natural causes at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital about 1...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:31 PM
It's a bit like the chicken and egg predicament.
What comes first, lyrics or melody? There's no empirical answer for Jesse McCartney — the process varies.
Although his songwriting is embedded in personal experiences and others he witnesses,...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 8:47 PM
Mel never barks, except in his sleep. He shakes with terror when strangers enter the house. He has good reason to be fearful. Mel's previous owner was Michael Vick.
Mel's detailed history is unknown. However, it's clear that he was used as a kind of dog-...
| May 16, 2011
| 9:03 PM
COSTA MESA — Before he became Southern California's mattress king, Larry Miller was broke.
In 1987, the Sit 'n Sleep chief executive faced business problems that coincided with the birth of his first child, Danielle. For Miller, that was the most...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 8:09 PM
COSTA MESA — A 23-year-old pedestrian has died of head injuries sustained when she was struck by debris from a car crash near South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa police confirmed Wednesday.
Jessica Hoke, a recent UC Irvine graduate and Santa Ana...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 7:47 PM
IRVINE — On Friday afternoon about 200 people gathered at UC Irvine to celebrate the life of Jessica Hoke. The 23-year-old UCI alumna died Dec. 3, three days after car crash debris hit her while she walked to work at South Coast Plaza.
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Vin Scully has begun his 63rd season as play-by-play broadcaster for the Dodgers.
The mellifluous 84-year-old Hall of Famer stands as baseball's most gifted raconteur — ever. He's been my hero since I was a kid.
The Dodgers moved to...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 8:52 PM
The Ocean Institute is preparing to celebrate 10 years of jazz.
The anticipated weekend of fine food and fabulous music will take place on Feb. 3-4 at the institute's Dana Point facility. Organizers will partner with radio station 94.7 The Wave and...