| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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.
| 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 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...
| 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-...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 2:27 PM
KOCI 101.5 FM will air debates this week on the two major ballot measures before Newport-Mesa voters this election season.
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Costa Mesa-based radio station will air a live debate on Measure V, Costa Mesa's city charter initiative....