| Mar 27, 2015
"How is it going on this stage?" asked the choreographer to a group of elementary school kids. "Is everyone getting used to it?"
Jose Costas, founder and artistic director of the nonprofit Contempo Ballet, stood on Orange Coast College's Robert B. Moore...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:42 PM
I'm a person who likes to eat. When not eating, I read about food.
I read studies that say drink red wine, eat goji berries, toss down vitamin C, E and D. Coffee's good for us, and so is chocolate, and then there's green tea and kale and real butter....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Because of the financial demands on his Costa Mesa family, which includes three younger sisters, Ricardo "Ricky" Herrera never thought he would have the money to attend college outside of Orange County.
With the help of Save Our Youth, or SOY, a...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:01 PM
For 75 minutes Wednesday night, a room in the Newport Beach Public Library became author Zadie Smith's classroom.
She read her essay "Why Write?" — originally composed for her students — to a crowd of 200 gathered for the ticketed event...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Itzel Guerrero can't imagine her life without the Wooden Floor. She tries to picture it sometimes, but fails. Most likely, she doesn't want to.
So many experiences during her 18 years have taken root in the nonprofit's Santa Ana campus, she admits....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Mary Lent Butler
Walked with God on November 3rd, 2013 and was no more of this Earth. She was born August 1st, 1922 in Peru, Illinois to John and Mildred Lent. A graduate of Wellesley, she went on to engineering school at the NYU Guggenheim School...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:30 PM
The remarkable transformation of Chapman University from a small-town college of little reputation to a serious university with a growing national pedigree is testament to the vitality and the commitment of the Orange County citizenry. It is also the...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:42 PM
A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress.
Suzanne Joyce Savary, 67, a Newport Beach resident of 15 years, said Tuesday that she plans to run in the June primary race for the 48th...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:51 PM
Three years ago, Marco Pineda played much bigger than his size as a freshman at Estancia High. Pineda, then 4-foot-10, made sure no one pushed him around on the soccer field.
Size didn't matter to Pineda, who proved it as a defender with gritty play....
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Harold Weitzberg, a city committee member and marketing entrepreneur, announced Wednesday that he will run for the Costa Mesa City Council.
The 64-year-old longtime resident last ran in 2012. Since then, the Queens, N.Y., native has kept active in the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Matthew Morrison is nothing like Will Schuester.
The 35-year-old actor susses out people and their true intentions, while the William McKinley High School teacher on Fox's TV show "Glee" is a hopeless optimist.
Both look for the good in people —...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Filming "Brahmin Bulls" was not a breeze.
Director Mahesh Pailoor valiantly balanced budgetary issues and his cast's schedules while shooting the entire movie out of order. He even faced an unexpected foe — the 85th annual Academy Awards.