| Sep 13, 2015
Bree Morse knows what it's like to represent her home state.
As the reigning Miss California, the Garden Grove native has spent the past year celebrating all the Golden State has to offer, particularly her hometown and surrounding areas.
| Jul 29, 2015
| 10:06 PM
"I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello" – The Beatles
The summer before heading off to college can be an exciting one, full of opportunity. That certainly seems to be true for Corona del Mar High graduates Eliza Britt, Grace Morgan and...
| Jul 23, 2015
| 9:50 PM
Tim Parsel has seen a lot in more than four decades coaching and teaching in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
He said highlights for him include winning three league titles in four seasons as Estancia High boys' basketball coach from 1992 to...
| Jun 20, 2015
| 7:32 PM
The big day came for Shea Horvath on Thursday. Like any high school senior, she had been anticipating Graduation Day with great excitement. But, at Newport Harbor, Horvath isn't like any other high school senior.
Horvath, who competed for the Sailors in...
| Jul 2, 2015
| 8:32 PM
Two documents that mean a lot to Keith Yonkers are framed on the wall of his office building on the Lido Peninsula.
One is his bachelor's degree from USC, where he graduated in 1980. The other, above that, is much more recent.
It's the letter...
| Jun 16, 2015
| 6:11 PM
The Costa Mesa Fire Department welcomed two new firefighters this week.
Austin Krie and Corey Brean are headed into the final stretch of their training, which includes a two-week orientation before they start their probationary assignments, according to...
| May 20, 2015
| 8:21 PM
After five years at Estancia High School, Principal Kirk Bauermeister is taking a new position at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District administrative offices.
His new role as executive director of secondary education begins July 1. The school...
| May 21, 2015
| 7:51 PM
If there is one word that people might use to describe Kendra Fisher, it's "energetic."
Now some more words can describe Fisher. She is the new girls' tennis coach at Estancia High, her alma mater.
Fisher takes over for Rachel de los Santos, who...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 11:55 PM
At 7-foot-6, UC Irvine sophomore Mamadou Ndiaye is the tallest player in NCAA men's college basketball. He has less than a month, however, to decide whether he has already hit his ceiling at the amateur level.
Ndiaye, who averaged 10.5 points, 5.1...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:14 PM
Last year, I had the honor of sitting down and talking with Ronald Simon, one of our community's most successful entrepreneurs.
The son of humble immigrant parents, Simon built two hugely successful business empires from scratch. His second venture, RSI...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 9:50 PM
Gianna Guyot is known as simply "G" or "G-Money" to many of her teammates at Estancia High.
There's a lot of those teammates for Guyot, who competes in three varsity sports: basketball, soccer and softball.
The varsity patches add up for her. She's...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 10:26 AM
Students attending the third annual University Folklorico Summit got in some dancing time Sunday morning in the last workshop of the three-day conference at UC Irvine.
The summit is designed for leaders of collegiate folklorico — traditional Latin...