| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Does a presidential candidate who misspells "America" love it any less than the guy whose campaign gets all the letters in the right order? Is he less fit to lead if his Facebook page mentions "offical gear" when it means official gear?
Would the typo...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Harbor View Elementary School students marked the last Wednesday of school with their annual Field Day — a series of competitive but friendly games and races.
"I really think it's fun," said fifth-grader Chris King as he finished hula-hooping and...
| Jun 26, 2012
The Institute for Strategic Funding Development continues its strategic grant development workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UC Irvine. Cost is $498 per person, with a $25 discount 10 business days before the workshop. For...