| Sep 4, 2010
| 6:44 PM
Fewer illegal immigrants are coming to Orange County, mostly because of a trying economy coupled with a fortified U.S.-Mexico border that's made crossing into the United States more difficult, a UC Irvine professor who tracks their numbers said earlier...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 8:08 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — One person can make a difference. You just have to believe in yourself, be patient, put in many hours of work, and, sometimes — just sometimes — search far and wide for Spanish translators.
That was the message...
| Dec 28, 2010
| 9:16 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the name of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Agent Michael Jimenez' title.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is investigating a Tuesday-morning incident in which eight to 10 people reportedly came ashore at...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 7:09 PM
A 14-year-old Irvine teenager was reported missing after not showing up to school on Tuesday morning. Authorities think that Alan Rose may be a runaway headed to Mexico, according to an Irvine Police Department news release issued Wednesday.
| Sep 15, 2010
| 12:50 PM
"Locked up in a federal prison in Durango, Mexico, is a short, slight, frightened farmer with a pencil mustache and an ugly growth on the side of his neck. I was allowed to interview him, and I'll never forget his face. Nor will I forget that this small...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 7:18 PM
The kitchen is my favorite place in any home. I don't care how pretty it is, if it has the latest gadgets or if it is bigger than a three-car garage. The kitchen is where magic happens.
So when I heard that an amazing magician named Rick Bayless would...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 7:18 PM
Jennifer and I had our good friends Julie and Craig Chamberlain over for a barbecue the other night. The four of us started to talk about Newport Harbor politics, building permits and the cost of living.
Though Julie and I go back to second grade, Craig...
| Oct 30, 2010
| 4:29 PM
COSTA MESA — Ofelia Cortez went from living in the impoverished southern Mexican state of Oaxaca to learning how to run the Xerox machine at Rea Elementary School.
She's one of an estimated 100 parents, most of them Latino, who are learning real-...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 8:04 PM
For 25 years, Amparo Ames has been a common sight at Newport-Mesa Unified school board meetings. She translates English into Spanish for Latino parents.
So in a zone is Ames when on the job that she's been jokingly been called the 'mumbler' —...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 8:00 PM
The three victims of a single-engine plane crash in Newport Beach's Back Bay drowned, coroner officials said Tuesday.
Charles Chambers, 58, of Redondo Beach, Sean Kelly, 44, of Hermosa Beach, and Russell Urban, 63, of Rancho Palos Verdes, were killed...
| May 26, 2010
| 9:51 PM
Paula Renteria has been making burritos and serving scrambled eggs and hash browns for more than two decades at the Los Angeles Times' Orange County plant cafeteria in Costa Mesa. But on Friday the cafeteria will close, and she's going to bid farewell...
| Jun 3, 2010
Salome Hernandez doesn't use high-tech gear. There's no spandex in his closet. No clip-in shoes, no bottles that squirt straight lines of water into his mouth.
He's just got his 20-gear Trek road bike and a helmet. That, and the one thing just about...