| Oct 6, 2011
| 9:50 PM
IRVINE — As Anna Origel leaned back and forth in a wheelchair at UC Irvine, a soccer goalie on the computer screen in front of her danced left and right, trying to block her shots.
When Origel reclined, even just an inch, the goalie in the game...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:21 PM
"Resident Evil: Retribution" is the fifth movie in a very successful franchise that began as a series of apocalyptic Japanese video games. The surreal sci-fi adventure blends "Aliens" and "The Matrix" with "Blade Runner" overtones. For good measure,...
| 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...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:23 PM
The classically trained ranks of the Pacific Symphony have made their way into a seemingly unlikely place: a computer game.
But not just any game — the hotly anticipated "Diablo III."
More than 100 musicians from the orchestra recorded the game'...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 10:03 AM
A Newport Beach Police Department recruiting video portraying officers scaling walls, shooting guns and letting loose vicious dogs went viral after being mocked by news websites such as the Huffington Post and The Agitator.
Uploaded in 2008, the video is...
| 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'...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 9, 2013
Well, it happened. It was inevitable, friends tell me. It's part of the parenting experience, or so the experts say.
We got a TV for our son's bedroom. He can now play "Call of Duty," yelling out bizarre yelps in the comforts of his own room.
| 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....
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 6:48 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the grade level of the students who received netbooks at Davis, Sonora, Paularino and Killybrook elementary schools.
COSTA MESA — Gathered in the multipurpose room at the end of a recent school day, students in Liz...