| 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...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:25 PM
A Laguna Beach family made a $50,000 surprise donation to help provide HIV testing to at-risk Orange County residents.
The William and Sue Gross Family Foundation made the donation last week to the AIDS Services Foundation Orange County, or ASF, a...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Hope has been in short supply lately — the murder of a diplomat in Libya, the ongoing savagery in Syria, Iran's apparent march toward nuclear weaponry, Midwest drought, climate change, the pain of the unemployed — the list is long.
| 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.
| 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...