| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:29 PM
Southern California Edison recently unveiled its ABC Green Home in Irvine to crowds eager to see its eco-friendly design and sophisticated gadgetry.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house — built in conjunction with and sponsored by Green...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:01 PM
Hot off the heals of dancing featured roles in "Step Up" and Florence and the Machine's music video "Spectrum," Costa Mesa ballerina Tara Gusman took her dance career to the primetime TV screen this month on "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars."
| May 31, 2012
| 7:44 PM
A June 1972 news photo of a naked girl fleeing the scene of a napalm air strike in South Vietnam singed its way into the collective memory as one of the most haunting images from the Vietnam War.
Through his lens, Associated Press photographer Huynh Cong...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 8:28 PM
Whether you remember selling them door to door as a Brownie or buying them from the office Girl Scout mother, most everyone can admit to sneaking a box of Thin Mints (preferably one chilled in the freezer).
But one Orange County Scout leader says that...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:46 PM
"I may not be the best, but I'm the first," Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner joked Monday morning as she accepted a certificate recognizing her for a ground- (or surf-) breaking achievement.
Gardner is the first mayor in the country to stand-up...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:34 AM
The Midtown Men bicker all the way to the stage — as brothers might.
The singers could be arguing about which socks look best or which attorney to bring on board, and the next instant, they're straightening ties or tossing towels to one another....
| Feb 2, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Fifth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles.
Gary Monahan can't escape politics — not even during his morning commute.
As the Costa Mesa councilman walks from his Eastside home to the...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:46 AM
On Feb. 24, the 85th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby (formerly Kodak) Theatre in Hollywood. The show has grown considerably from its humble origins in 1929 as a private banquet for 270 guests at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Local restaurateur Wing Lam will star in an episode of ABC's "Secret Millionaire" at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Modeled after the similarly named British series, the show spotlights successful entrepreneurs as they travel — undercover — to impoverished...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Supt. Fred Navarro taught Newport Beach city leaders and residents their ABCs Thursday morning.
This wasn't the traditional alphabet taught to young children, but rather the district's way to communicate its...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 3:46 PM
A lot of nonsense gets spewed around the blogosphere and on TV "news" shows, where talking heads have lots of air space to fill with mindless blather. Controversies are manufactured and outrage is overplayed to manipulate audiences.
That makes it easy...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 8:37 PM
Dozens of members of the Rotary Clubs of Newport Balboa, Newport Beach Sunrise and Costa Mesa teamed up with Newport Beach firefighters Saturday to serve hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chips and soft drinks to nearly 800 volunteers who...