| 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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Confronted with nearly 600 protesters upset over a proposal to join Irvine in "friendship" with city of Nha Trang in Vietnam, Irvine City Council members Tuesday night voted to revise their rules for choosing cities to be friends with.
After more than...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Lily Pham was born to Vietnamese parents, and although she remembers visiting Vietnam as a child, she never fully understood her parents or related to their culture.
That is until Pham, 22, began getting involved with the annual Tet Festival of Southern...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:20 PM
The Cheri Harris Children's Dental Health Center has kept drilling and filling since it was established in 1952 by the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa.
The center provides comprehensive, ongoing dental care to underserved children and young adults...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:05 PM
The Orange County Fairgrounds on Nov. 11 will host a Veterans Day event billed as the county's largest in recent memory.
Veterans groups and various labor unions — including the Orange County Employees Assn. and California Labor Federation —...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:58 PM
A traveling exhibition that includes a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial called "The Wall that Heals" will host its Irvine closing ceremony at 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the city's website.
The Wall that Heals was joined for the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:26 PM
One of the first things done when our country was founded in 1787 was establish the United States Department of War. This agency lasted until 1947, when it was re-organized and re-named the U.S. Department of Defense. But given our history since that...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:03 PM
A wide range of luxury vehicles featuring limited edition interiors, all-wheel independent suspension systems and peek-a-boo windows are on display at "Stroller Park" in Bel Bambini, a Costa Mesa baby boutique.
Inside the store, more than 20 strollers...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 5:36 PM
An old adage takes on new meaning for two local shipwrights preparing to watch a piece of Newport Harbor history sail out of port Saturday for the last time: Home is where the hull is.
Newport Beach residents and Vietnam veterans John Matthews, 70, and...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 4:12 PM
As South Coast Repertory's overview notes, budding playwrights are advised, "Write what you know." Bill Cain is no neophyte — he's been at it for several decades — but he definitely writes what he knows, and then some, in "How to Write a New...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 8:37 PM
Amid the many booths of handmade and commercial jewelry and accessories, 13-year-old Ali Pfleger's booth, My Passion, blends in well.
With her handcrafted beaded and wire necklaces, bracelets and rings, photo notecards and small key chains and...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 8:03 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the caption of the photo of David C. Henley in front of Tuol Sleng Prison.
Editor's note: The following article is a first-person account of a visit to the former Tuol Sleng Prison in Cambodia by David C. Henley, a Newport...