| Jan 17, 2012
| 8:44 PM
Rotary Club members worldwide, including those in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, are cautiously celebrating a milestone in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India, until recently an epicenter of the wild poliovirus, has gone one year without recording...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:22 PM
We like to think of ourselves as active, but we found a new challenge in Bikram yoga.
We've always wanted to do Bikram, which consists of 26 postures performed in a room heated to 105 degrees, with 40% humidity.
So, when we saw the Groupon deal for 25...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:51 PM
The 34th season of the Pacific Symphony promises to be a memorable one: its busy lineup includes traditional favorites, pops concerts, a new Sunday series at Soka University and the second year of the opera-vocal initiative.
The 2012-13 season begins...
| May 26, 2010
Friday's deadly Air India crash is a grim reminder of the dangers facing Newport Beach residents since implementation of DUUKE 1 and DUUKE 2, which erroneously moved some flights taking off from John Wayne Airport to the east side of the Back Bay,...
| Aug 19, 2010
| 6:52 PM
I was transported to Egypt, Italy, India and Bali in two new chick flicks about two pretty women who fall in love with a handsome stranger. They also manage endless costume changes from just one small bag. It's every woman's dream come true...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:12 PM
A Laguna Beach High School senior swapped her Bluebird Canyon home for a rural Indian town this summer.
Alia Manetta, 17, spent the month of August working at Sundari Mohan Seva Bhawan Hospital in the Northern Indian town of Silchar, an area known for...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:51 PM
The International Princess Project headquarters near John Wayne Airport stocks thousands of pairs of brilliantly-colored, batik-style drawstring pants known as PUNJAMMIES.
This trademarked line of textile wear with an Indian twist targets Western women...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Vic and I attended the Newport Beach Film Festival this past weekend.
Naturally, Vic and I focused on environmental documentaries. We saw three films, "A Fierce Green Fire,""Last Call at the Oasis,"and"Bitter Seeds."
"A Fierce Green Fire" is based on...