| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Happiness — it's a quality we are all looking to find and keep. Although no one is happy all the time, some people appear to feel more fulfilled than others. Being happy with yourself isn't so much about pursuing it, but finding things that you...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 3:46 PM
A lot of nonsense gets spewed around the blogosphere and on TV "news" shows, where talking heads have lots of air space to fill with mindless blather. Controversies are manufactured and outrage is overplayed to manipulate audiences.
That makes it easy...
| 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...
| 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....