| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:47 PM
Corona del Mar High junior Hayley Hodson has verbally committed to Stanford University for women's volleyball, she announced Friday via Twitter.
Hodson, a 6-foot-2 outside hitter, was the Newport-Mesa Player of the Year last year for the Sea Kings....
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:37 PM
I thought I would start the New Year by talking to Harbor Commissioner David Girling. When I first heard his name accepted by the City Council as a harbor commissioner about a year and a half ago, I had my concerns of how a nonboater could relate to our...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:51 AM
The 2014 Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) Dream Gala was billed as "Let's Misbehave," and they certainly did.
More than 500 Orange County citizens dressed to impress in Roaring Twenties period costume and danced a wild Charleston to help raise...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Ed Asner was in the throes of a custody battle when a psychologist examining the family remarked that his son seemed to lack empathy.
Two weeks later, doctors at UCLA's Center for Autism Research and Treatment revealed that Charles, then 7 or 8, was...
| 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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:41 AM
The nearly two-minute UC Irvine video looks like an appeal to prospective students, featuring a montage of undergraduates walking around campus, dancing in classrooms and celebrating big basketball victories.
But the target audience becomes obvious at...
| 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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:22 PM
In those hectic days, hours and minutes before opening night, it's time to "either laugh or cry."
So says Pauline Maranian, director of Estancia High School's upcoming musical theater production of "Guys & Dolls," which opens Thursday for a three-...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Josephine Ann Conroy Upham Billings
May 15, 1927-February 10, 2013
You are beloved daughter of Margaret Gertrude and Thomas Henry Conroy; charming wife to David William Upham, Sr., and Cmdr. Richard Newman Billings, USN (deceased);...
| 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...