| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:06 AM
There's a monster in Nancy and Jack Geerlings' backyard — and it's been growing.
"Our neighbors keep coming in and saying, 'Oh my gosh,'" Nancy Geerlings said, shading her eyes to look up at the monster's head, which, for the first time in...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:17 PM
A convicted rapist and robber accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a 19-year-old woman in 1992, leaving her severely beaten body in an Irvine orange grove, has been extradited to Orange County from Mexico, prosecutors said.
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:25 PM
Joining Junior Lifeguards is a Gold family tradition.
For eight years, Zack Gold participated in various junior guard programs. Now a 20-year-old student at Stanford University, he lifeguards at Monterey State Beach.
On Friday, his mom, Lisette Gold,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Ancient Greeks believed Elysium to be "a dwelling place for those who lived a righteous life."
Writer-director Neill Blomkamp depicts his "Elysium" as a pristine space station, where the elite have escaped from the hellhole that is Earth. In this serene...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:21 PM
Six former UC Irvine men's volleyball standouts and two others with local ties are among the 21 players who will be considered for the 12-man roster of the U.S. team that will compete in the Pan American Cup tournament that begins Saturday and continues...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Are you planning to cruise your boat south of the border to Ensenada or Cabo San Lucas for an adventure and warmer weather before the hurricane season begins this year? Then I highly recommend that you do not cross the U.S.-Mexican border...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 8:03 PM
After a week of previews and celebrations, John Wayne Airport began checking in travelers at its new Terminal C on Monday.
But one group of flyers was sent hiking to the old terminal: people with luggage.
Terminal C failed its federal baggage...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:05 PM
COSTA MESA — If you've ordered from the Wahoo's Fish Taco food truck this summer, there a good chance your grilled fish burrito was served up by Wing Lam, the restaurant chain's co-founder.
And even with 60 Wahoo's locations nationwide —...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 3:47 PM
Years ago, Barry Perkins brought his trumpet south of the border.
Unlike most Americans who just travel to Mexico for tequila-filled good times, he went for a job, and a prestigious one at that: a seat in the Mexico City Philharmonic.
| Sep 15, 2011
| 11:20 AM
FRED ALLEN HOWSER
November 6, 1936 – September 11, 2011
Fred passed away peacefully last Sunday, September 11, 2011 due to a complexity of medical issues. He was born November 6, 1936 in Long Beach, CA as the only child of Fred N. Howser and...
| May 2, 2011
| 10:17 PM
COSTA MESA — As City Councilman Steve Mensinger strolled across the football field at Estancia High School's Jim Scott Stadium on the morning of April 23, English teacher Joel Flores said he saw an opportunity.
Flores, 38, isn't a member of any...
| May 6, 2011
| 7:35 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The story of Salvador and Margarita Avila began long before they started the Avila's El Ranchito restaurant chain in Southern California.
The two met in the small colonial town of Guanajuato, Mexico, in the 1940s. She was 21 and he...