| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Mike Bargas calls it lightning striking twice.
After the Estancia High football coach took one of his players, Alipa Peters, to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Ceremony in 2011, he never thought he would be back. But he got a chance to take a current...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
More than 1,000 lobsters are taking flight this weekend.
The live crustaceans, packed in seaweed-lined cartons, are expected to touch down at 6:30 a.m. Sunday after a plane ride from Maine to Los Angeles International Airport. Employees from Anaheim-...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Re: "Is It Time For Athletic Fields at Fairview?" (July 31):
I drive by Fairview Park frequently and view most of it as a major eyesore. Has anyone considered the possibility of just adding some nice grassy fields and letting the users create their...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 11:56 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Even the last player selected in the NFL Draft has an entourage.
Justice Cunningham capped a long Friday by checking out the bar scene in Newport Beach. He ran with a crew of almost two dozen, all there to support a rookie with the...