| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:56 AM
An international student at UC Irvine led authorities on a pursuit Thursday night that at times reached 122 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Yuan Zhou, 18, was arrested around 9:15 p.m. after a CHP cruiser maneuvered to stop the car on...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Orange County is offering more than $1 million in incentives to airlines willing to make direct flights to Hawaii, Mexico and Washington, D.C., out of John Wayne Airport.
The last flight to Hawaii out of Orange County was in 2010, the year Continental...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:39 PM
For the first time in the organization's more than 70-year history, John Wayne Airport will be home to a United Service Organization center, officials announced this week.
USO centers act as welcoming facilities for returning troops, where military...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:56 PM
Kendall Mulvaney led by example as a senior captain for the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer and lacrosse teams.
Don't get the wrong idea. Mulvaney was anything but passive. She cared so much about her teammates, her best friends, on both teams that...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 8:31 PM
A visiting Taiwanese family whose rental car was pushed off the Balboa Island Ferry and into the harbor Friday morning will have the cost of their car refunded, authorities said.
Sean Busking, vice president of Fox Rent A Car — which has rental...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 8:41 PM
Has anyone else noticed a marked deterioration in the quality of air travel?
Flying used to be glamorous. Not so anymore.
When was the last time you felt "special" as you boarded an airplane? Now, as I proceed down a jetway, I'm tempted to emit guttural...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 9:53 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — After an audit found that the city visitors bureau was spending public funds without many controls, the City Council approved a contract Tuesday that strengthens its oversight of the private group.
The council will now appoint a...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 8:52 PM
While Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke at a private fundraiser Monday evening in Costa Mesa, a small group of mostly Planned Parenthood supporters protested outside.
The former Massachusetts governor's appearance at the Renée and Henry...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:21 PM
Company and airport officials this week lauded Mexico City-based Interjet's recent announcement that it will begin offering nonstop daily service from John Wayne Airport to Guadalajara and Mexico City starting in October.
Interjet — which company...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 11:57 AM
In the past, once a year I deviate from my usual Community & Clubs column for the Thanksgiving Turkey of the Year column and with this column, I will deviate again.
A trip to Cuba
I was among a group of 65 who flew on a charter flight from Los...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 11:19 PM
IRVINE — Lindsay Davenport got to Southern California less than five hours before Monday's Orange County Breakers season opener.
The Breakers' marquee player was playing at Wimbledon the day before. She won the ladies' invitational doubles title...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Irrelevant Week might want to change its name to "A Couple of Irrelevant Days" in Newport Beach.
The event that celebrates the last player selected in the NFL Draft seems to get shorter every year. Don't blame the organizers, Paul Salata and his...