| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:49 AM
They say it is the most challenging time of life, and also the most wondrous. How did any of us survive our teenage years?
Recently, the Westin South Coast Plaza welcomed Lauri Burns, founder of the Teen Project, as keynote speaker for a spring event...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Matthew Morrison is nothing like Will Schuester.
The 35-year-old actor susses out people and their true intentions, while the William McKinley High School teacher on Fox's TV show "Glee" is a hopeless optimist.
Both look for the good in people —...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Peter Gallagher read poetry, sang and watched football with Peter O'Toole.
At the start of every interaction, when asked how he was, the "Lawrence of Arabia" star would reply, "Gruesome," Gallagher recalled.
To the young actor, Jack Lemmon was like...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:36 PM
The programming offered by PBS SoCaL is arguably the finest available on the airwaves. This in spite of the ever-present on-camera fundraising replacing the presence of commercial pitching. On a recent Saturday night in Costa Mesa, the cultural outreach...
| May 14, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Last summer, Becca Lustgarten began to feel as if something was missing from her life.
The 26-year-old Boston University graduate who had relocated to Los Angeles recalled homing in on a void that she had previously filled by learning, acting and...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:49 PM
In "The Bargain & the Butterfly," Annie, the protagonist and child of a watchmaker, says, "The bottom of a glass is a lens. Water is a lens. Many things are lenses if you look through them carefully."
And that's exactly what Katharine Noon's latest play...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 10:52 PM
SANTA ANA — Leigh Steinberg's visit to Morton's The Steakhouse at the South Coast Plaza Village was billed as, "Lunch With A Legend."
Steinberg, the renowned sports agent and Daily Pilot columnist, delivered a legendary-type shot while on 710...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 9:39 PM
Newport Beach resident Krisztina Zur won a silver medal Friday at the International Canoe Federation Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.
Zur, who moved to the United States from Hungary last year, finished in 4 minutes, 13.47 seconds in the...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 11:08 PM
If the Sage Hill School football team didn't get enough of its coaches over the summer, the players could watch two of them every Thursday night on television.
Defensive line coach Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and secondary coach Ricky Sharpe were on the summer...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:06 PM
The mother of a 7-year-old boy whose father threw him overboard during a Newport Harbor cruise, the county sheriffs say, released a statement Wednesday night saying eye witness accounts about the incident are accurate.
Christin Briles, through...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 11:30 PM
This weekend begins my favorite time of year. It marks the return of high school, college and NFL football.
Combined with the pennant races in Major League Baseball and many other sports, it is a cornucopia of sports participation and television...
| Jul 22, 2011
COSTA MESA — After hours of discussion on outsourcing the city's Fire Department and with Tuesday's City Council meeting crawling into its fifth hour, the long night began to wear on council members.
It started when Mayor Gary Monahan interrupted...