| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:02 PM
The Orange County Equality Coalition has filed a complaint with the state accusing Corona del Mar High School of discriminating against an organization that offers support to gays and lesbians.
The coalition alleges in a Department of Education filing...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Return to Oakpine
by Ron Carlson
Viking; 264 pages
The high school years are such a slim period — about one 20th of a typical lifespan — and yet they can weigh so heavily in our memory. To attend a reunion is to be overjoyed to see old...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:57 PM
"Dallas Buyers Club" is a hardscrabble look at a real-life character who helped transform the nation's attitude toward AIDS. Ron Woodroof was a Texas roughneck working the oil fields, riding bulls in the rodeo and partying way too much for his own good....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:36 PM
Ariel Vapor was disheartened when he received the news, but not particularly surprised.
He was HIV-positive.
Seated at the UCI Medical Center, with his skin pockmarked by MRSA [methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus] infections, he knew his...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Even now, Jennifer Friend wonders if her former classmates from sixth and seventh grades bought the stories she would spin.
Growing up, she masked her family's financial instability and episodic homelessness by claiming that her phone wasn't working...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Irvine is looking to collect 5,000 pounds of canned foods through Jan. 15, according to the city's website.
The Healthy Food Drive hosted by the city and in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank aims to gather nonperishable items such as canned...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:10 PM
It's no secret that the Daily Pilot competes with the Orange County Register — at least in the Newport-Mesa neck of the woods.
So you might think I take great joy in the fact that two Register columnists plan to beat each other up — with...
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:41 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — These reader questions were answered by experts attending the North American Veterinary Conference here Jan.14-18.
Question: We adopted a kitten from a shelter, and at only 7 months she already weighs 14 pounds. We feed her a half a...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 9:46 PM
Scott Beaver knows the difficulty first-hand of being an openly gay teen, but the deaths of three friends is what spurred him to action.
Two committed suicide; a third succumbed to AIDS, the Newport Harbor High School senior said.
"That has been the...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:38 PM
The Pacific Coast Wine Festival will unfold at Newport Beach's Island Hotel on March 3. It is the fifth event in the world of wine benefiting the Costa Mesa-based Pacific Symphony.
Advanced sommelier Jim Houston, from Charlie Palmer, will oversee the...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 9:31 PM
Larry Greenfield, founding executive director of the Reagan Foundation, will speak about Israel and the Middle East at a luncheon meeting of the Balboa Bay Republican Women, Federated. The event is at 11 a.m. at the Balboa...