| Mar 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The room became dark at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, where Jay-Z lyrics in the song, "Ni**as In Paris," repeated loudly.
"Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game Six," looped on the sound system. And then just, "Tyson. Tyson. Tyson."
The crowd cheered...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:41 PM
People in our country mostly seem to possess an innate faith in government. Probably that has evolved because, while our governments generally are unnecessarily expensive, wasteful and intrusive, they have not been overtly corrupt like so many others...
| May 15, 2012
| 9:16 PM
An Orange Coast College art instructor is being honored Wednesday by students for her humanitarian work.
Irini Rickerson will be awarded Humanitarian of the Year by the campus' Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) at 3 p.m. in the...
| May 22, 2012
Parkinson's Fitness Class
A free class, “Parkinson's In Balance,” is at noon Tuesdays at the Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 642-9990, or go to www.parkinsonsinbalance.com, for more...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Irini Rickerson has a heart for people.
The Orange Coast College art professor does her part when earthquakes strike or hurricanes hit, and when a former student died of AIDS, she started a benefit to support others suffering from the virus.
| Jun 15, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Newport Beach's tony Ritz Restaurant was the setting for the Big Canyon Spyglass Hill Philharmonic dinner on May 26.
It welcomed more than 100 patrons to a fabulous evening with entertainment by the talented "Baker Boys." If you have not enjoyed an...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 11:57 AM
In the past, once a year I deviate from my usual Community & Clubs column for the Thanksgiving Turkey of the Year column and with this column, I will deviate again.
A trip to Cuba
I was among a group of 65 who flew on a charter flight from Los...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 7:55 PM
See a Thai temple made from glass bottles, Ugandan coffins that are works of art and a Czech Republic chapel made from the bones of monks as part of an Orange Coast College lecture.
Art professor Irini Vallera-Rickerson hosts her 22nd annual "Art and...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:57 PM
The man credited as a pioneer in private dispute resolution died in Newport Beach last week of complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.
H. Warren Knight, who served as a judge in Orange County Municipal Court from 1971 to...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:20 PM
Surfing certainly has become an international sport, but Uganda?
You might think finding a surfer from Uganda would be about as easy as finding one from Siberia, but there he was a few weeks ago, right there off 22nd Street in Newport Beach.
His name is...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:04 PM
IRVINE — On Billie Jean King Night, the first one 100 fans received a free bobblehead of the tennis icon.
That meant about half of everyone who came to watch the Orange County Breakers play on Wednesday night got a bobblehead.
The turnout at the...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:27 PM
COSTA MESA — Newport-Mesa Unified school board Trustee Karen Yelsey said the board "will be in the search for a new superintendent" in light of Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard's conviction of two felonies on Monday.
"It is what it is," said Yelsey, a Hubbard...