| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:02 PM
With the NCAA tournament underway, it's worth remembering that March Madness hasn't always been around to turn us into a nation of obsessed college basketball fans.
Back in more provincial times, one man contributed as much as anyone to raising the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Rick Sparks can still remember the days when people loved Lucy in groups.
For that matter, they all loved her at the same time. And though the screen was small by 2014 standards, the gathering before the television felt like a much larger event....
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:05 PM
As construction of Sunset Ridge Park gets underway, one question has been worrying city staff: Where will visitors park?
A possible solution emerged Tuesday, when staff explained during a Newport Beach City Council study session that a 64-space pay...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:34 AM
What if the story of Eva Peron were told by Argentine dancers and musicians performing traditional tangos from Argentina instead of a Broadway score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice?
Will Southern California audiences, who apparently never have...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Edgar Landa is intrigued by violence.
But that's not to say he's a savage sort with a proclivity for destruction, the Hollywood fight choreographer is quick to add.
Starting out as an actor, Landa began training with fight directors as he followed his...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Paul Crouch, a pioneering televangelist who founded Costa Mesa-based Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world's largest Christian TV network, died Saturday, according to the network's website. He was 79.
The church reported in October that Crouch had...
| 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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Mesa Water District board members Thursday approved a series of rate increases, contending that the extra revenue will be needed as district expenses continue to rise and capital improvement projects costing millions take shape.
The board voted 4 to 1...
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 7:34 PM
Should Newport Beach have a sound bite image slogan? Many other nearby cities along the coast with surroundings far less glamorous than Newport Beach have adopted them, yet we have none. In speaking to our former public information officer some time ago,...
| May 19, 2011
| 9:30 PM
It's flashy, sensual … and fabulous.
For fans of reality shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing with the Stars," "Burn the Floor" is a perfect real-life night out.
A record-breaking Broadway hit — and the first ballroom dance...