| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:27 PM
In a classroom full of elementary school students, a vocal instructor pointed at fifth-grader Bryan Agustin, who promptly opened his mouth and sang one word: tuba.
His peers turned to look at him, eyes wide, and surprised by the beautiful sound that...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 4:28 PM
The roiling snake pit that is Washington politics writhes and hisses with unexpected comical fervor in "The Parisian Woman," a provocative new play by Beau Willimon now receiving its world premiere at South Coast Repertory.
Seldom does pure dialogue...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The greatest shopping friend known to women may have just arrived at Bloomingdale's at South Coast Plaza.
The Me-Ality takes the guessing out of sizing, style and best fit when it comes to finding that perfect pair of jeans. I recently tested it and was...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Richard Bare is a veteran of the Hollywood studio system, when those fortunate enough to have a job could rely on a steady paycheck. But he also knows something about being an unknown filmmaker trying to slip a foot in the door.
| 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...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:31 PM
Imagine being told at age 10 that you have Type 1 diabetes, that you have to monitor your blood sugar, inject yourself with insulin four times a day and become obsessive about everything that goes into your body.
Some of us would let the disease...