| 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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:14 PM
A UC Irvine employee accused of posting anti-Semitic and anti-black photos online has been reassigned to a job that will minimize his contact with students, according to a campus officials.
The move, which was made Monday, comes after a campus...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Chase Bray was stumped.
On the verge of launching his own business, the Newport Beach resident had a business plan formulated, investors lined up and a location in mind.
What was missing was a name.
One day, while working as a valet at the Montage...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:16 PM
It's rare to see Kevin Pizarro get embarrassed on a soccer field. He's that talented as a player.
Yet, embarrassed is how Pizarro said he felt when during a December practice he lined up with the rest of his Estancia High teammates. As the Eagles...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:03 PM
For as long as Frank Bruni can remember, food has played a lead role in his life.
In his Italian-American household in White Plains, N.Y., every family gathering was marked by culinary creations. He was a ravenous eater, with chubbiness to show for it....
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:58 PM
When Becky Rigali-Jackson returns to her alma mater to demonstrate how to teach fitness classes for seniors, she knows exactly who to bring along.
Seniors from Newport Beach joined Rigali-Jackson on March 4 at Cal State Fullerton to help her instruct an...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:20 PM
For Deanne Tate, president and chief executive of Veterans First, the selling points of the Orange County nonprofit's new digs are many.
At about 9,300 square feet, the second-floor office suite in the heart of downtown Santa Ana has upwards of three...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Ed Asner was in the throes of a custody battle when a psychologist examining the family remarked that his son seemed to lack empathy.
Two weeks later, doctors at UCLA's Center for Autism Research and Treatment revealed that Charles, then 7 or 8, was...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:41 PM
At least three days a week, 82-year-old David Furnas heads to the gym.
His destination is no Equinox, where the workout-obsessed flock to pump iron in tight shirts. Rather, Furnas exercises in a place where the members are more likely to sport gray hair...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 6:10 PM
I'm not big on new year's resolutions but one thing I'm pretty much always resolving to do is manage my time better.
Superior time management skills are considered essential in our fast-paced modern lives but few of us seem to be naturally gifted in...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:10 AM
There it is.
Chapter 5 of Owen Barder's "Running for Fitness" describes age-related declines in muscle mass, lung elasticity and stride length and a loss of 9% to 10% aerobic capacity per decade. All this points to slowing down as we age.
So when I...