| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:55 PM
One hundred points were scored in a football game at Davidson Field last Friday.
It turned out to be a first for Coach Jeff Brinkley, who's in his 29th season at Newport Harbor. His team survived the high-scoring affair.
The Sailors opened Sunset...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:59 PM
There's a difference between me and I.
In casual conversation, most people I know don't worry too much about sounding proper. They don't bother with "whom." They say, "There's a lot of people here" instead of "There are a lot of people here." They opt...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Thousands of dollars worth of video games were stolen from Newport Beach libraries and probably sold for a profit during the past two months, according to police.
On Wednesday, a library official reported that 31 video games worth about $2,200 were...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 2:58 PM
First of three parts.
Almost a whole day had passed, and still Melissa Ludlow hadn't heard from her son. She checked her silent phone again, trying to imagine the reasons he wouldn't respond.
Didn't he know how to work the phone that she had lent him?...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:45 AM
I sat with my 7-year-old granddaughter, Eva, the other day as she wrote her 2013 Christmas letter to Santa.
Eva was staying home from school after having had an early morning dental appointment. She was lisping more than usual with a mouth full of...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Thomas Mifflin plans to don a Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt every time he plays Pokémon — at a tournament, at least.
The item, which he purchased in San Francisco, was part of his ensemble this year at the Autumn Regional Championships in Pleasanton,...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:06 PM
UC Irvine Tournament
IRVINE — UC Irvine was in the drivers' seat of the UC Irvine Tournament with a 2-0 record but Fresno State won the final three sets in a 24-26, 25-23, 26-24, 26-24 decision to defeat the Anteaters Saturday...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Kids gave up a day of summer relaxation to join the work force as part of When I Grow Up Day, hosted by the Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine.
Pretend City hopes through the event to inspire youngsters by letting them interact with professionals....
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Director Ruben Fleischer served up a campy blood-fest in "Zombieland." Wisecracking shooters eliminated disposable members of the walking dead by the dozen. In "Gangster Squad," disposable gangsters line up to be shot to pieces by a more serious team of...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Much has been written regarding recent domestic-terrorist activity involving firearms. While one life is no more valuable than another, the media leverages the emotionally charged drama when children are involved. Fortunately, balanced coverage of these...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:38 PM
If David Lynch, Salvador Dali or some other surrealist master were given the task of programming a symphony concert, he or she might concoct something akin to this week's offering at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
First, take an orchestra that...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 3:02 PM
"Skyfall" may be the most satisfying James Bond film in years with jaw-dropping action, smart beautiful ladies and an Oscar-winning villain.
Daniel Craig is again the impeccably tailored superspy and more vulnerable, physically and emotionally, than we'...