| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Marisa Wayne has a tone of pride when she tells the story about how her father broke into show business and became a movie star and an American icon.
It makes sense for her to be proud. Her father is John Wayne.
"He played football for USC," said...
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 9:15 PM
The grand opening for GRIT Cycle turned into a lively party in Costa Mesa Thursday night.
I was one of at least 200 who showed up and I was glad I went. There were so many familiar friendly faces.
It was really great to see former athletes like...
| 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 8, 2011
| 8:52 PM
A leading Los Angeles Jewish rights organization on Tuesday came out in support of the Orange County district attorney's decision to file criminal charges against 11 students who interrupted a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States.
| Feb 10, 2011
| 8:34 PM
Community theater needs more visionaries like Michael Dale Brown, a director at the Costa Mesa Playhouse who's constantly searching for new and unusual plays with which to entertain his audiences. And if he can't find one, he'll write one ("Earthlings,...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 8:25 AM
It's the day after Valentine's Day, and I'm still full of red-hot passion. Here's where my heart lies:
I'm in love with the proposed submarine base in Newport Harbor. It has a very James Bond vibe to it. Newport Beach yachtsman Chris Welsh (I wonder if...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 7:35 PM
COSTA MESA — Rea Elementary School parents dug into a fiesta Thursday morning filled with healthier alternatives to traditional party fare.
They feasted on Spanish-style quinoa, spaghetti squash, veggie quesadillas with fat-free cheese and whole-...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 3:08 PM
COSTA MESA — When 100-year-old Irene Hetzel was a girl in Beaumont, she lived too far to walk the three miles to school, and her family didn't have a car.
Instead, she and her brother had to find alternative transportation.
"I had to come in a...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Newport Beach should let California officials know that a state law limiting local control over solar panel installations has negative consequences, the city's Planning Commission decided Thursday night.
"Maybe we can't be successful," Commissioner...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 7:46 PM
Just 10 days ago, I received an upbeat e-mail from Libya. Dave Peterson, a married Newport Beach father of three and casual acquaintance of mine, thought I might be interested in what he was witnessing in Tripoli.
Dave, 51, who works as the project...