| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:08 PM
It seems inconceivable that he's been gone four decades.
Polished and imperturbable, Joe Kroll was an Orange Coast College icon for 22 years. He exuded more charisma than any other OCC leader — ever. Students loved Kroll and labeled him "Joe Cool....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Re. "Mailbag: Dogs are soiling Balboa Island beaches," (Oct. 3): Writer Dariela Wilson commented on a situation I often observe, people letting their dogs do their business on Balboa Island beaches despite the signs posted every block that clearly state,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:40 PM
William Ernest (Ernie/Coach) Johnson
Legendary football coach, Ernie Johnson, 87, of San Juan Capistrano, California passed away at his home on September 15, 2013.
Ernie was born October 12, 1925 in Bruceville, Texas to William and Bessie Johnson. The...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Harbor Day School in Newport Beach was built with a library at its center.
Students filter through it all day, and librarian-taught classes rotate in. The lessons often include activities such as kids feeding their "bookworm" earth worms or using...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:18 PM
There are many reasons why the CdM Aquatics Grey 18-and-under boys' team plans to have a good time at this year's USA Water Polo Junior Olympics.
Two of the captains from last year's CdM high school team, Newport-Mesa Player of the Year Reid Chase...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday announced the appointment of a Newport Beach attorney to the Orange County Superior Court.
Martha K. Gooding, 59, is filling a vacancy left by Judge David Thompson, whom Brown appointed to the state Court of Appeal last...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:21 PM
To the untrained eye, the area of Costa Mesa's Fairview Park near the cliffs offers sweeping ocean views, but the grounds themselves may not look like much.
It's a mesa of dirt, brush, trails, mounds and rocks among bicycle tracks, footprints and paw...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:46 AM
If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:16 PM
Spring break in Hawaii is an experience most students would covet, but for the members of the UC Irvine women's water polo team, the five-day excursion into paradise this week is mostly about business.
The No. 6-ranked Anteaters open Big West Conference...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Christopher Bunyan's candidacy for Costa Mesa City Council is, in his words, about "climate change."
He's not referring to greenhouse gases, but rather to the political climate in which the City of the Arts finds itself in 2014. He cites the two council...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Probably more than any other instrument in an orchestra, the tuba has the sound of authority — big, brassy, deep and imposing.
For the young, struggling John Van Houten, that sound inspired the discipline he needed. The tuba instructor, who...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:20 PM
Legendary UC Irvine coach Ted Newland will be inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame April 5 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine.
Newland, in his 39 years as UCI's men's water polo coach (1966-2004), amassed 714 victories and led the...