| May 17, 2013
| 5:02 PM
A critic of the region's air-quality agency is questioning the academic credentials of a board member empowered to vote on the fate of the fire rings in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach.
Clark E. Parker, who sits on the South Coast Air Quality...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Although the lights were dimmed and the studio soundless, a chair, front and center, bespoke a human presence. Taped to the wall, a sign declared that a set of ankle bells had recently gone missing.
Before long, the pitter-patter of pint-sized feet...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Architect and community activist Ron Hendrickson died at his home in Newport Beach last month after battling esophageal cancer. He was 85.
Hendrickson and his identical twin, Don, were born July 3, 1928, to Harvey and Sophia Hendrickson in Glendale. The...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:41 PM
Old Trojans don't die, they just move to Newport Beach.
Wealthy alums here venerate a winning USC football tradition. Houses hang USC banners and flags, cardinal and gold colors are everywhere. I am grudgingly tolerated as a Cal-Berkeley alum. A whole...
| 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 23, 2013
| 9:51 PM
At 78, Bob Hailey, a former Newport Harbor High track and field coach, says he cannot get around as good as he used to because of a bad right leg. He lost mobility in that leg 34 years ago, when a drunk driver hit him.
Then 17 years ago, he lost that...
| 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...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Walter August Frome, Jr.
December 2, 1924 - July 1, 2013
Walter A. Frome, Jr. was raised in the small town of Black Earth, Wisconsin, just outside Madison. Growing up, Wally attended Black Earth Elementary and High School where he excelled academically...
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 10:49 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The USA Water Polo Junior Olympics is billed as the largest water polo tournament in the country. Teams from across the nation have descended on Orange County for the eight-day tournament.
But travel fatigue will not be an excuse...
| 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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Born in Glendale, California, Janet was the daughter of Vernon O. Underwood, Sr. and his wife, Adrienne Young Underwood.
In 1950, at the age of 12, Janet moved with her family to the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles where she attended the...