| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 10:30 PM
The 2011-12 school year is the 50th anniversary for Corona del Mar High.
The Sea Kings had a great fall season, winning a CIF section title in football and reaching the finals in boys' water polo, girls' volleyball and boys' and girls' cross country. It'...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Stretching stories around a number of already established songs from a single source isn't a particularly new approach. Over 50 years ago, Hollywood produced the Oscar-winning "An American in Paris" with all-George Gershwin music and created an enduring...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 11:19 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council agreed this week to use $250,000 in Homeland Security grant money to upgrade its communications equipment.
The funding will help first responders reduce gaps in radio coverage, said Costa Mesa Police Lt. Bryan Glass.
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:10 PM
A Costa Mesa radio station shut down its weekly program on medical marijuana Sunday amid concerns that the show's host presented a one-sided view on a contentious topic, representatives said.
Not long before it was to air, the nonprofit KOCI 101.5 FM...