| Jun 18, 2010
| 6:48 PM
In the course of a year I cover and share news on the work of hundreds of nonprofits in the community. I offer no criticism of any, even those that are blatantly social and somewhat superficial in terms of the connection between those that have the...
| Jul 17, 2010
| 7:26 PM
COSTA MESA — Makeup: check. Styled hair: check. Application listing criminal history and past relationships: check.
Dressed to impress, Christina Gibson sat in the ballroom of the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel during Saturday's casting call for...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 7:31 PM
COSTA MESA — They served their country in Iraq as U.S. Marines.
On Thursday, the four men were serving the crowd of hundreds, pretending to play poker as bulls charged them, seeing who could last the longest without getting up from the table and...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 8:14 PM
A recent trip to Turkey has resulted in some introspection. My wife, Sheila, and I always have tried to be gracious hosts whenever special guests have been invited to our home. Because we are involved in Orange County's interfaith community, many times...
| Jul 23, 2010
| 8:34 PM
Prominent Newport Beach citizens Rush and Linda Hill opened their bay view home last week welcoming some 70 friends who came to sign nomination papers on behalf of Rush Hill, who is planning to run for Newport Beach City Council representing District 3....
| Jul 24, 2010
| 9:16 PM
Corona del Mar's Toastmasters Group Aim To Perfect the Art of Public Speaking
It's 7 a.m. in the back room of Coco's in Corona del Mar, and the crowd is all ears, waiting for the speeches to begin at the regular meeting of the Harborlites Toastmasters...
| Jul 30, 2010
| 11:39 PM
John Salter kicked up his feet after working out with wrestlers at the Corona del Mar High camp on Friday. The professional mixed martial artist fighter sat next to CdM assistant coach Ryan Montgomery, the person most responsible for Salter being in...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
An anonymous donor has given the Diocese of Orange $20 million to help transform Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral into the county's center of Catholic life — the largest cash gift it has received.
The money, given to the Orange Catholic...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:19 PM
This is the first in a series of three columns reviewing 2014 in local theater.
Professional theater — which, in this neck of the woods, means South Coast Repertory and the Laguna Playhouse — came on strong during 2014 with world premieres...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:02 PM
The conversation moves — on foot, since Sandy Dvore doesn't sit down for long — to a small room in the back of this West Hollywood apartment, where the resident reaches into a pile of old artifacts and holds up an old black-and-white...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Linda Purl has come a long, long way since she played Fonzie's girlfriend on TV's "Happy Days" in the 1970s. Check out "The Year of Magical Thinking" at the Laguna Playhouse to see just how far.
Purl, alone onstage in a play devoid of an intermission,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Recall any decade in American history over the latter half of the 20th century and chances are you'll conjure up some music to go with it. Each decade has its own definitive sound.
This was the reasoning behind "The Beat Goes On," an original show...