| Sep 1, 2012
| 8:32 PM
Kids stayed up a little past their bedtimes this week as they watched the Aquabats perform fun ditties at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.
The Huntington Beach ska group played for free Thursday as part of the park's Summer's End Weekend at the...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 9:50 PM
When I was a child growing up in the 1950s, Major League Baseball was the national pastime. Baseball dominated media sports coverage.
But that is no longer the case.
The extraordinary shift is confirmed by the television Nielsen ratings for Sept. 3-9....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Talk about underdogs.
This year's Newport Beach Film Festival features a slew of marquee names, from rocker Billie Joe Armstrong to "Office" star Steve Carell to Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom. But when tickets went on sale April 1, the film...
| May 16, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Krupali Tejura wants a frozen banana stand in Newport Beach. No, not Dad's or Sugar 'N Spice or any of the other venerable spots around town.
She wants that banana stand.
Earlier this month, media outlets announced that Netflix would promote new...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:48 PM
If area "Arrested Development" fans happen to see Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand during the Balboa Island Parade this weekend, they should know it's not an illusion, Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry wrote in an email Thursday night.
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:40 PM
When William Shatner opened on Broadway last February, he wasn't nearly as confident as his show's title indicated.
The actor's one-man show sported the cheeky moniker, "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It." But a nasty elemental force had invaded...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Recently, Netflix made available to the public the complete first season of the new TV series "House of Cards."
This meant that a viewer could watch all 13 hours of the show, one after another. And people did.
This is known as binge viewing —...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 8:37 PM
Dozens of members of the Rotary Clubs of Newport Balboa, Newport Beach Sunrise and Costa Mesa teamed up with Newport Beach firefighters Saturday to serve hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chips and soft drinks to nearly 800 volunteers who...
| Jun 18, 2010
| 6:48 PM
In the course of a year I cover and share news on the work of hundreds of nonprofits in the community. I offer no criticism of any, even those that are blatantly social and somewhat superficial in terms of the connection between those that have the...
| Jun 19, 2010
| 7:26 PM
Celebrating the Life of Gotham's Caped CrusaderBy Allen KesingerSince his creation by Bob Kane, Batman has since become a cultural icon. From comics and television to movies and video games, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't know about the...
| Jun 22, 2010
| 2:15 AM
On Father's Day, Newport Harbor High volleyball coach Dan Glenn didn't watch two of his girls play in the sand.
While Glenn's former star players, April Ross and Misty May-Treanor, spent their Sunday on opposite sides of the net in Virginia Beach, Va.,...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 7:21 PM
COSTA MESA — Nicolas Juarez used his cell phone for light as he moved around the darkened theater. Meanwhile, members of his cast and crew scuttled backstage as they quieted themselves for the start of the dress rehearsal.
Juarez took his place in...