| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:29 PM
The eleventh-hour debate Tuesday about Costa Mesa's budget largely focused on a single line item: lighting for parking lots in and around Fairview Park.
The council unanimously approved the $132.3-million budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. A $650,000...
| Jun 22, 2013
The purpose of this letter is to describe our excitement and reasoning for choosing the city of Costa Mesa as the location to open our new chiropractic practice.
Both doctors in our office graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis. Not...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 12:04 AM
The voice in Jonas Lalehzadeh's soul blares at public-address volume, announcing daringly, almost defiantly, his status as an NBA starter.
"From Irrrr-vine and I-rrran, a 6-foot-5 guard ..."
It is the kind of thing a little boy dreams, before he is...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:07 PM
Blood trickles down 11-year-old Hope Martin's arm, staining her white T-shirt and streaking her leg as she bends down to tie her shoe.
She turns to her classmate John Paul Bottazzi, whose arms, legs and face are covered in white body paint, to ask for...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:10 PM
Janice Maran graduated from Stockton's Amos Alonzo Stagg High in 1969. At the time, she had no way of knowing that she would, in another sport, eclipse many of the achievements earned by one of college football's most influential coaches, despite coaching...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 3:55 PM
The words "Common Core" don't hold special meaning to students in Terri Clarke's second-grade class at Newport Elementary.
Unbeknownst to them, the lessons Clarke is implementing will have a profound effect on the way they are taught for the rest of...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:28 PM
After spending Labor Day weekend on Catalina Island, Valinda Martin boarded a ferry for the short trip back to Newport Beach.
The vessel bounced on the choppy water. Martin, seated in the back, landed hard as the boat rose and fell. Suddenly, she lost...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Instructor Kathy Andruss, 67, takes the stage at 9 a.m. sharp, donning her headset and best workout clothing. She turns up the dance version of a '90s hit tune and the seniors halt their conversations, hurrying to the center of the floor, eager to get...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:12 PM
My heart goes out to one of my all-time favorite singers, Linda Ronstadt.
I'm a bigger fan of hers today than ever.
A superstar pop artist of the 1970s, her smash hits include "You're No Good" and "When Will I Be Loved." She later segued into such...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 11:52 PM
I love the game of football. It is America's passion for a reason.
Athletes learn invaluable life lessons from their participation in football at whatever level they participate. The ability to stay self-disciplined, put hard work ahead of immediate...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:12 PM
My wife never had a dog before she bought one as a companion for her then-6-year-old son, Morgan.
After some investigation, she got a white golden retriever, and they named her Devonshire Cream, or Devon, for short. The problem was, as I got to know...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:55 PM
The fall semester is only a few weeks old, but already soccer players at local universities have experienced one of the great joys of collegiate life: an eventful road trip.
The men's and women's teams at both UC Irvine and Vanguard came away with...