| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:05 PM
The nick of time was unkind to the UC Irvine men's soccer team last season.
But a closer look at the average time of the winning goal in the Anteaters' 10 one-goal defeats — the 91st minute including five overtime goals — indicates that it...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:03 PM
It can be long day for high school football players going through what many refer to as, "hellweek."
At Costa Mesa High, the Mustangs begin at 8 a.m. and they go home at 6 p.m. They have lunch at the school.
Their two-a-days could become boring during...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Instructor Kathy Andruss, 67, takes the stage at 9 a.m. sharp, donning her headset and best workout clothing. She turns up the dance version of a '90s hit tune and the seniors halt their conversations, hurrying to the center of the floor, eager to get...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:28 PM
After spending Labor Day weekend on Catalina Island, Valinda Martin boarded a ferry for the short trip back to Newport Beach.
The vessel bounced on the choppy water. Martin, seated in the back, landed hard as the boat rose and fell. Suddenly, she lost...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:12 PM
My heart goes out to one of my all-time favorite singers, Linda Ronstadt.
I'm a bigger fan of hers today than ever.
A superstar pop artist of the 1970s, her smash hits include "You're No Good" and "When Will I Be Loved." She later segued into such...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Theatergoers who wonder where the next wave of new plays and playwrights might be coming from could find at least a partial answer Saturday at the Newport Theatre Arts Center.
There, beginning at 2:30 p.m., five new one-act plays will be presented in...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:21 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — For the past two seasons, the Corona del Mar High football team has known the correct path to win a CIF Southern Section championship.
This week, the Sea Kings were acquainted with different types of paths at the Environmental...