| Oct 15, 2010
| 8:13 PM
Richard S. Stevens — co-owner and president of the Balboa Bay Club in the 1960s and 1970s, a commissioner for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and developer of resorts and clubs throughout the world — died at home early Thursday morning in his...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 6:39 PM
While stacking "Beauty and the Beast" dolls, board games and Christmas ornaments on shelves at the Disneyland Emporium back in 1991, Christopher Spencer had no idea what his future held.
Today, he is touring the country as Maurice, Belle's inventor...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Free refreshment: The annual free Slurpee day at 7-Eleven is slated for (you guessed it) Thursday, July 11 (7/11). All customers will receive a bigger-than-ever 12-ounce frozen slushy beverage, no strings attached. Flavors vary by location and may include...
| 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...