| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:41 PM
A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city manager's office for revisions.
The changes pertained to a country's human rights record and came about in...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:09 PM
"Expendables 3" is the latest installment in this geriatric franchise that will not die.
The producers round up old geezer action heroes who still have sufficiently bulging biceps to play their roles. They include a snarling Sylvester Stallone, low-...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:38 PM
On Saturday, the Irvine Barclay Theatre will be the site of classical music — and caffeine.
Organic coffee company Urth Caffe is coming to Laguna Beach in the summer. But married co-owners Shallom and Jilla Berkman plan to introduce their...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:36 PM
The doughy LSTs, or landing ship tanks in military parlance, were the U.S. Navy's amphibious landing workhorses of World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War.
Flat-bottomed and keel-less, the 328-foot LSTs, their guns blazing, crawled onto...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Japanese apparel brand UNIQLO will open its first Southern California store at swanky South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on Sept. 3, followed in quick succession by four other local stores.
The chain said it will hire several hundred employees to run the...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo will open its first Southern California stores this fall, including one at South Coast Plaza on Sept. 3.
The chain will hire several hundred employees to run the new locations, which include Los Cerritos Center, the...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:23 AM
One of the things I pride myself on is having outgrown best-of lists. When I was a teenager and people asked me to name my favorite movie, though, my quick answer was usually "Unforgiven," the Clint Eastwood Oscar-winner about an aging, widowed gunfighter...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:19 AM
"If you want me again," Walt Whitman once wrote in a famous poem about the regeneration of life, "look for me under your boot-soles."
If you want to find Thomas Selzer's art at Orange Coast College, you can look in the same place.
Selzer, the college'...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:13 PM
The Newport Balboa Rotary Club and the Newport Beach Sister Cities Assn. are accepting applications for their 31st annual student exchange with Okazaki, Japan.
Seven eighth-grade Newport Beach students will travel to Okazaki for 10 days in June. The...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:18 PM
My childhood memories of "Rocky & Bullwinkle" cartoons are personal treasures. The sarcastic observations of the smart aleck characters were a giant leap beyond the silly humor of other kid fare on TV in the 1960s. Pop culture, history and the Cold War...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Gifted artist, respected educator, and beloved family man, Harvey Clemans was known for his warmth and sense of humor. His strength and determination were apparent throughout his life, particularly as he fought to live as long and as well as he could with...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Fond memories come to mind when Don Miyada looks back on his days at Newport Harbor High School.
The now-retired, 89-year-old Westminster resident still remembers the classes he took and the camaraderie of his classmates. However, there's one photo...