| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Matt Komer doesn't hesitate when he talks about his wife, Jaime. He jumps at the question, asking about her style when it comes to working as a yoga instructor.
"She is very inviting to all levels," Komer says of his wife. "She can work with young girls...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Brent Harris is an experienced bad guy — on stage, at least.
Without tooting his own horn too much, the New York City actor said he is a peaceful sort who avoids confrontation and is opposed to violence.
But directors don't necessarily see that....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...