| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Church opened on a Sunday morning in October with a Buffalo Springfield song.
Glenn Parrish stood up and strummed a guitar; its finish was worn where he rests his elbow when he talks between songs.
He danced, bending his lanky legs as he launched into...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:47 PM
In honor of Thanksgiving, the Daily Pilot asked readers what are they thankful for. Below are their edited answers.
As Thanksgiving approaches, what I am thankful for this year? Let me share and express my thanks:
•I was breathing and, in...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:50 PM
It wasn't too long ago that Julia Schaeffer consumed only 300 calories a day.
She also refused to spend time with anyone, gave up on sleep and skipped classes to make time for exercise. Dance to gym to rehearsals to work and back to the gym — that...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Newport Elementary School's third annual jog-a-thon had students running to raise money for the school Wednesday morning against the picturesque backdrop of rolling waves crashing along the coastline.
Principal Rich Rodriguez high-fived a group of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:02 PM
The nasty alarm screamed 5:30 a.m.
"I'm not getting up tomorrow," I growled.
I pulled on workout clothes, met Ken, my Tuesday-Wednesday running partner, and before I could change my mind, told him, "I'm sleeping in Wednesday."
"You deserve it; you just...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:06 PM
The chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County told the O.C. Fair Board on Wednesday that his event management firm has "nothing to hide" when it comes to its contract with Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary party.
Scott Baugh said he was responding...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:12 PM
A new city study indicates that while Costa Mesa's municipal workforce feels disheartened at work, there is still momentum for positive changes.
The 10-page report by Chip Espinoza, a Trabuco Canyon-based management consultant, was posted Thursday on...
| 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...