| May 21, 2013
| 9:52 AM
As the sun beamed on the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine on Saturday, a sold-out sea of indie music fans danced and sang along to some of today's biggest rock artists at the 21st annual KROQ Weenie Roast.
While many of the past years have...
| 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...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:40 PM
As 100 guests arrived at the Balboa Bay Resort, two young gents stood at attention blowing traditional Hawaiian conch shells. Sam and Jack Christensen offered the spiritual island welcome to their great-grandmother Bernice "Bea" Edwards, honoring her...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 11:56 PM
COSTA MESA — Many of Coach Lori Williams' girls said they are dancers, not soccer players.
Well, the girls are still dancing in the 14th annual Daily Pilot Cup.
The girls kept Mariners Elementary School alive in the tournament, as the wild-...
| 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....
| Oct 11, 2010
| 8:51 PM
COSTA MESA – I'll admit that I was at first a little hesitant to attend a festival full of accordions. I once played in a band with a song featuring an accordion, but that was the extent of my experience with it.
The accordion and its so-called...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 7:22 PM
This centenarian is still kicking.
And plié-ing, arabesque-ing and jeté-ing.
"The Firebird," a famed 1910 ballet whose music was composed by Igor Stravinsky, will make an appearance this weekend at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, starring the dancers of...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 6:59 PM
Can a strip mall space in Newport Beach magically transport clubbers to Hollywood, minus the drive? Owners of 8Eighty8, a new late-night dancing destination in the shadow of Orange County's John Wayne Airport, are betting on it.
"We met with the...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 5:40 PM
As I turned "Medicare eligible" this year, I have been reflecting more and more about the time I have left on this planet. Maybe we all should — no matter how old we are. So I thought I would share some of my reflections with you. I know as you read...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:13 PM
"There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin." — Linus, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"
Got costume? Let your fire burn (and your cauldron bubble) with a huge range of...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 8:28 PM
Q: I enjoy reading your column every Saturday. I'd appreciate your opinion on the following:
My wife and I are in our early 50s and coping with ill parents. We also see many other elderly people with a wide array of health problems. Modern medicine is...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 9:02 PM
It is arguably the most amazing social event on the fall calendar in Orange County.
For the 29th year, Chapman University presented "American Celebration," which attracted a black-tie crowd of some 750 of the region's most philanthropic citizens. They...