| 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.
| 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.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:36 PM
For ticket holders, music festivals can be a treat. But for area residents, the only upshots can be bawdy fans, gridlocked traffic and noise de trop.
Anticipating such criticism, Tyler Russell was determined to do things differently. So he conceived...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Anybody stepping into One Laguna should feel, well, connected.
Exposed brick and hardwood interiors, outfitted with surfboards, art, motor suits and other memorabilia, are juxtaposed with 17 touch screens of different sizes. Details and images of Laguna...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:39 PM
In their 1962 breakthrough hit "Surfin' Safari," the Beach Boys sang about "anglin' in Laguna."
This year, Laguna Beach angled for them. And, to quote another surf-rock classic, it caught a wave.
The venerable band will headline Sept. 27 at the second...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Tyler Russell isn't your average 23-year-old.
Most recent college graduates are scouring Monster.com for a job, working part time serving up lattes or applying to grad school — but he's starting his own radio station.
Laguna's only FM station,...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:20 PM
For decades, a fear of discrimination kept Fred Karger from seeking office and coming out as openly gay.
When the Laguna Beach resident, a Republican and partner in a top political consulting firm, publicly came out in 2006 after campaigning against...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Style expert George Kotsiopoulos is scheduled to host the opening night fashion show at 6:30 Thursday to kick off a weekend celebration of fashion, beauty and home style at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.
Kotsiopoulos, of E's "Fashion Police," is to...
| May 28, 2013
| 12:56 PM
It didn't take long to realize that on Thursday night heroes were among those at Laguna's [seven-degrees].
A venerable Hall of Fame of local artists, musicians and filmmakers received recognition for their creative pursuits at the sixth annual Laguna...