| May 23, 2014
| 2:24 PM
May is "thank your local teacher" month. Consider that Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5 through 9, National Teacher Day is May 6 and California's Day of the Teacher is May 14.
While it is nice to have one's vocation singled out, it would be nicer if...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:06 PM
On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:25 PM
If it's true that life is how you perceive it, then death should not really have so much sting.
But in truth, the death of a loved one can shatter a home, break hearts and dramatically change lives.
So just how does one overcome death of a loved one,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Flag Day is here, so I want to remind boaters that a little etiquette is in order. The procedures for flying the various types on flags on a boat are many, so I will briefly explain the display of the U.S. Ensign.
Once you board a vessel, you...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 3:18 PM
During Jeff Brinkley's 28 years as coach of the Newport Harbor High football team, thousands of fans have cheered the Sailors on during games.
Not many stood out as visibly as Anthony Zavala did on those Friday nights. He made his presence felt well...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:49 PM
The death of Kyle Johnson, who was remembered Monday as a loving family man, active community member, sports booster and successful firefighter, has rocked many in the Costa Mesa High School community.
Support has been pouring in for Johnson's wife,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:25 PM
The Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. 12-and-under all-stars won the Placentia Father's Day Tournament completed Wednesday.
NHBA defeated Placentia, 14-8, in the final.
Simon Copeman pitched four innings to record the win, while Clay Liolios struck out...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 9:28 PM
A paddle-out has been set for Saturday at 8 a.m. to honor Kyle Johnson, the firefighter who died in an off-duty automobile accident that took place on Father's Day.
Stand-up paddleboarders and supporters will gather at Newport Pier in remembrance of...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Q: Could you please elaborate on the Fifth Commandment in the Bible? ("Honor thy father and mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.") — E.J., via cyberspace
A: You pose a good question for the days...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 6:02 PM
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays of the year.
But it's actually become a second Father's Day in our house.
It could have something to do with the kids going back to school, the changing of the seasons or the anticipation of a good...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Though the Barrett-Jackson car auction's first three years at the Orange County Fairgrounds showed signs of success, officials said the cards just weren't in place for a fourth year to happen.
The overhead was too high for a sufficient profit margin...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:07 PM
I visit my 88-year-old mother at her Huntington Beach residence every week.
She lives alone in a quiet mobile home park.
I recently let myself in through her side door and walked through the kitchen. I hollered a cheery "Hello" as I turned the corner...