| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:07 PM
ANAHEIM — Cheta Ozougwu is as much a fan of the characters at Disneyland as he is of an animated one on the NFL Network. He wanted to meet Mickey Mouse before Warren Sapp on Tuesday.
A trip to Disneyland was in store before Ozougwu rode to Culver...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 11:29 PM
I have been covering sports for more than a decade and in practicing journalism, we're conditioned to focus on the champions; to seek interviews with the athletes who are the most successful, accruing the loftiest awards and achieving their ultimate...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:11 PM
It had been floating around in Tony Nobles' mind that maybe he shouldn't put on his legendary Halloween extravaganza this year. It would be too soon after his home in Fountain Valley was destroyed by fire in January.
But organizing the free event for 15...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:33 PM
When he was a young man, Hobie Alter had a clear vision of his future: He didn't want a job that would require hard-soled shoes, and he didn't want to work east of Pacific Coast Highway.
The son of a second-generation orange grower,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A teenager who recently moved from Fountain Valley to the Lake Tahoe area died Tuesday after a snowboarding accident at a ski resort.
Wyatt James Colvard, 18, who lived in Kings Beach, died of internal injuries from blunt force trauma, according to...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Elder abuse can take many forms, and in Laguna Beach seniors have a variety of groups ready to offer assistance to fight off those who mean to do harm.
The few instances of elder abuse reported in Laguna have trended toward tricking people out of...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Remember returning to school after the summer and having to write an essay, "How I spent my summer vacation"?
Axel Eaton, about to enter his junior year at Newport Harbor High School, will have some pretty good material to go on — surely more than...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 8:16 PM
Five-year-old Toby Averill knew what to say to every adult he met on Labor Day.
"Thank you for working," he said.
For Toby, the day is also synonymous with the Labor Day Pool Party at the Merage Jewish Community Center in Irvine.
His family has been...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:38 PM
“I think most of all, what I want Disneyland to be is a happy place where parents and children can have fun together.” — Walt Disney, from the plaque on Partners Statue at Disneyland.
And somehow, that is exactly what happened,...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Starting on April 24 and running through May 20, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County will present its 20th Philharmonic House of Design in Laguna Beach.
By touring a grand estate in Laguna, you'll directly affect the lives of children by helping to...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Wild Rivers' endless summer is finally over.
The Orange County water park that had been living on borrowed time for the last five seasons is now just a memory.
After more than a quarter of a century of water slides and wave pools, Wild Rivers failed...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:53 PM
The U.S. Open of Surfing has become something incredible.
It's the biggest surfing contest in the world, with men's winner receiving a check for $100,000. I was down there Monday checking things out and I heard Rick "Rockin' Fig" Fignetti say on the...