| Apr 5, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Frances Saldaña is a petite woman with a soft smile and big, kind eyes. But behind her gentle demeanor lies a will of iron that has proved essential to enduring a life of unimaginable tragedy.
Saldaña generously shares her story with anyone willing to...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Only days remain until Armed Forces Day weekend, when the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will display 1,776 American flags at Castaways Park.
On May 16, about 1,000 children from area schools will be bused to the site to participate in the events of...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Two of the hottest men's volleyball teams in the country square off Friday night at the Bren Events Center, when No. 6-ranked UC Irvine plays host to No. 4-ranked Stanford at 7 p.m.
Coach David Kniffin's Anteaters (17-9, 14-8 in the Mountain Pacific...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The seventh-grade boy looked down at his blank work sheet, unsure how to begin solving the multistep algebraic equation that the teacher had written on the white board.
After a moment's hesitation, he began building the equation, X + -2 = -6, with...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Lonnie Lynn led his son to believe that his middle name, Rashid, means childhood love.
Turns out, that's not true.
But that didn't stop Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., better known by his stage name, Common, from running with it.
"I believe that love is the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:22 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Vanguard University Lions may not be who we thought they were, but if one wants to crown Coach Rhett Soliday's men's basketball players, one can now officially crown them.
The Lions defeated Emmanuel College of Georgia, 70-...
| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:09 PM
UC Irvine’s plan for a massive, $2-million commencement ceremony in a baseball stadium -- possibly with President Obama delivering the address -- has stirred anger among some of those it's meant to celebrate.
The Orange County campus has asked...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful.
Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Irvine Mayor Steven Choi revisited plans to build a metropolitan library during his second state of the city address Tuesday.
Choi announced he is in the process of establishing a library foundation steering committee and hopes to build a library...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 11:17 PM
The Coastal Athletic League of Orange County held its Girls' Volleyball Championships last week at Harbor Day School's Blass Gymnasium. The league is comprised of the local Newport Beach and Huntington Beach schools with a seventh-grade division and an...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:39 PM
UC Irvine officials have decided to hold a series of smaller graduation ceremonies, in addition to one at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, at which they hope President Obama will be the keynote speaker.
Administrators have invited the president to give the...