| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Residents who want the ear of a school board trustee and a little exercise at the same time will get their chance starting Friday.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District board member Katrina Foley will host the first of her weekly walks with constituents....
| 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...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Melissa Mead says she likes to run. She especially enjoys longer distances.
She thrives on long courses. It's as if she finds extra energy when the ground converts from pavement to grass, to dirt, to hills toward the finish line.
She's also no...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:17 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Chanelle Sladics posed a question to second- and third-graders at Newport Elementary School Thursday morning.
"Are you guys excited to plant some seeds?" Sladics, the pro snowboarder, asked the kids.
"Yes," the 23 Newport El...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 5:48 PM
A request for more funds has prompted the Irvine City Council to launch an investigation into the construction costs for a community center at Northwood Community Park.
Saying the project, which started in 2012, "really represents a first of its kind...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:33 PM
UC Irvine law students will write a new constitution this weekend.
Starting Friday, about 60 of them will attend the second annual Global Justice Summit and participate in a mock constitutional convention.
By the end of the conference Saturday, the...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Under pressure from religious and conservative groups, the Obama administration has offered another compromise on the issue of birth control coverage within the Affordable Care Act. While exempting churches and some religiously affiliated institutions...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:56 PM
We returned from vacation to learn our neighbors were organizing a group garage sale the next morning.
Did we want in? asked one.
We did. Need the space, we said.
Our tidy block of tiny homes was to become an open-air bazaar — OK, a flea...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Respect is something that has to be earned on the tennis court.
Anyone who was at the Corona del Mar High boys' tennis home match against University on March 19 had to come away with respect for CdM senior Alec Adamson.
When Adamson came to CdM before...