| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Call it kismet.
Cristy and Rick Spooner of Rancho Santa Margarita finally learned two and a half weeks ago that two of their three daughters have a rare genetic disorder, a diagnosis for which they waited more than a decade. All it took was reconnecting...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Alfred Molina accompanied Joseph Kibler at the AIDS Walk Los Angeles last year.
This was no ordinary partnership.
The actor, with roles in "Frida," "Spider-Man 2," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Chocolat" to his name, offered support to Kibler, who is...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Mary Tate Newton
Mary Tate “Tatie” Newton passed away at home in Newport Beach on March 28, 2013, after a year-long struggle with breast cancer. During this time she encouraged all her women friends to be current with their mammogram...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:46 AM
My wonderful mother studied one year at Occidental College before she went on to UC Berkeley, so maybe that was the reason she never liked the term "oxymoron." But that brings to my mind that the biggest oxymoron in our lives today is the term "controlled...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 8:40 PM
Saturday will mark the first Ride for AIDS event in Orange County. Although the ride is familiar to San Francisco and Los Angeles bicyclists, tomorrow will be the first riding event in the O.C. to raise money for the fight against HIV and AIDS.
| Oct 20, 2010
| 8:15 PM
The AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County, commemorating 25 years of fighting the insidious disease, recently held what organizers called "The Red Ball 1985" in Laguna Beach, which raised $300,000 for the foundation. More than 400 guests converged...