| 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...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The Newport Beach Sister City Assn. will celebrate in 2014 the 30th anniversary of the relationship with Okazaki, Japan, according to Connie Skibba, Sister City board member.
"The twinning cities have enjoyed a warm and mutually supportive friendship,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Billy Brown was born in Abilene, Texas and moved to Northern California as a teenager with his parents Henry Claude & Mary Pollock Brown, and his sister, Hazel Marie. There he met the love of his life, Dixie Lee Skiles. They were married in 1952. He...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Six students from Okazaki, Japan, took center stage this week to share a bit of their culture with students at Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Beach.
For more than 30 years, the Newport-Balboa Rotary Club, working in conjunction with the Newport...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 3:15 PM
UTSUNOMIYA, Japan — Taylor Sparks, making his first start of the series against the Japan National Team, drove in three runs on three hits to lead the Collegiate National Team to an 8-2 win Wednesday.
Sparks, who went three for five and scored...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:01 PM
It's easy to get burnt out on the endless parade of superheroes marching across the summer cinema screens. The loud pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction make it difficult to care about the central characters. Whether it's Superman, Iron Man, Spider-...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Despite difficulties finding locations to shoot "A Werewolf Boy," a blockbuster from South Korea and this year's selection for the Newport Beach Film Festival's Korean Spotlight, filmmakers were able to capture some of the country's most scenic...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Peruvian food is an interesting and delicious mixture of indigenous cuisine combined with influences from the Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and West Africans who settled there. At the family-run Inka Cantina in Fountain Valley, you will find a...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Talk about a game-changer. Do you know the Barack Obama campaign tracked the buying, subscription and leisure habits of 29,000 voters as far back as 2008? Most presidential campaigns track about 1,500 voters for six to 12 months. It turns out this is...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:10 PM
As the Fukushima Daichi nuclear tragedy in Japan continues to unfold, some Orange County residents wonder what it might be like if anything like it happened here.
Such a nightmare for folks along the Orange Coast would impact us all. A tidal wave of...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 8:17 PM
A most significant contribution to the Orange County landscape by businessman-philanthropist Henry T. Segerstrom, that is also possibly the least recognized, is his artistic vision, and the elevated standard demanded by that vision.
Last week in Laguna...