| 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...
| 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 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...