| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:18 PM
It's March Madness time!
I don't mean the college basketball tournament, although the annual rite of collective lunacy to which I refer does involve college, and it is a tournament of sorts.
It's the anxiety-ridden, teenage acne breakout-prone, parent...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 11:20 PM
In a move that has stunned much of the Orange County aquatics community, Corona del Mar High girls' water polo coach Sam Bailey resigned Wednesday to take the vacant boys' and girls' water polo head coaching positions at Beckman.
| Mar 31, 2013
This week: March Madness, Part Two.
Following a big response to last week's column about college admissions, I now return to the topic with some words of wisdom from someone who has built a career helping students and their parents navigate through the...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:03 PM
UC Irvine appointed Melissa Loble last week to succeed Jia Frydenberg as associate dean of distance learning.
"We're very pleased to have Melissa continue the tradition of engaging and serving the campus and other strategically selected organizations...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:39 PM
Impressive. Incredible. Amazing.
These are words to describe the scholars and student-athletes honored at the 33rd annual Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards presented by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning at the Costa Mesa Hilton....
| May 17, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Costa Mesa High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards
School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, ROP Emergency Medical Responder, ZOE academy
Community: Mesa Verde Library, Heart...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 9:07 PM
The long and painful drought for college football fans ends this weekend.
For many local residents it marks the return of their beloved alma mater, the University of Southern California, from the wasteland of limited scholarships and no bowl...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 11:57 AM
John Speraw, who coached the UC Irvine men's volleyball team to NCAA titles in 2012, 2009 and 2007, has left the school after 10 seasons to become coach at UCLA, Bruins' Athletic Director Dan Guerrero announced Tuesday.
Speraw, 40, replaces Al Scates,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:03 PM
The rumors that had circled him for a decade, formed more ominous clouds in the last 12 months and became tangible clues Monday night, were substantiated Tuesday, when UCLA announced it had hired John Speraw away from the UC Irvine men's volleyball...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 9:16 PM
I never got the chance to meet Carlos Vazquez, but I can tell the 19-year-old touched many lives.
Last week, I talked to his childhood friends, his former teammates and coaches, and everyone loved the teenager from Costa Mesa. They all had stories to...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 6:14 PM
"It's a wise father that knows his own child."
William Shakespeare wrote that in his play, "The Merchant of Venice."
Anyone who stayed awake during high school English knows that quotes from the Bard are drenched with layer upon layer of meaning. But,...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Renaissance woman and Newport Beach resident Ruth Westphal, 80, is a self-titled, life-long "gallery hopper."
Though her professional trajectory placed her in a teaching career and at the helm of her own successful business, her passion for art has...