| Jan 3, 2013
| 9:53 PM
Amid an orange-yellow dusk on a balmy November night in 2011, two surfers paused off the 28th Street Jetty in Newport Beach.
The night inspired "Shannon Sunset," a color Jennifer Smucker, 36, and Shannon Lindsey-Frugis, 32, would paint onto the 1979...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Snow White (calico), Happy (white and orange) and Grumpy (orange tabby, not pictured) were rescued from Disneyland. The three 10-week-old kittens were trapped by their rescuer/caregiver Cindy Dote, and two other siblings avoided the traps and are still...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Dashiell Codd went to Disneyland with his family Monday.
It was part of the 5-year-old's dream that was being fulfilled through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
He started off bashful and nervous in the park, his mother, Pam, said. He's always been that...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:03 PM
During the 1950s, Southern California culture was ablaze with anything considered chic, sophisticated and novel. Artists, designers and architects were pushing boundaries in style, design, architecture and invention.
World War II was over, and the...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:43 PM
What a difference a few thousand miles can make. In Newport Beach, some locals are trying to ban the use of the beach fire rings, citing the potential health hazards from the smoke. In Florida, they're practically begging us to start beach fires.
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:10 PM
This post has been corrected, as noted below.
The woman who put the Ruby in Ruby's Diner was all smiles Monday as she arrived at the restaurant where it all began.
And though it was her 91st birthday, Ruby Cavanaugh remains forever young as the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Life on the road has been a hotbed of adventures for the Wanted.
Waking up in different time zones, digging through suitcases, eating potatoes for breakfast, squabbling and leaving smelly socks lying around have all contributed to the rapport shared...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Instructor Kathy Andruss, 67, takes the stage at 9 a.m. sharp, donning her headset and best workout clothing. She turns up the dance version of a '90s hit tune and the seniors halt their conversations, hurrying to the center of the floor, eager to get...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 5:48 PM
A request for more funds has prompted the Irvine City Council to launch an investigation into the construction costs for a community center at Northwood Community Park.
Saying the project, which started in 2012, "really represents a first of its kind...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Supporters cheered as volunteers rode King Arthur's Carrousel at Disneyland last week on behalf of 10 local nonprofits.
The early morning event, dubbed "The Carousel of Possible Dreams," raised $208,575 for Orange County charities that benefit children....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:38 PM
When a 90-foot Christmas tree at Fashion Island lights up for the first time Friday night, it will mark just one mega-tree in a series sparkling to life for the holidays in shopping centers throughout Southern California.
Fashion Island's white fir,...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Although typically considered routine, the consent calendar contained three items that caused a hubbub at Irvine's City Council meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Lalloway voiced his lack of support for creating a plaque honoring Planning...