| Apr 5, 2014
| 2:58 PM
First of three parts.
Almost a whole day had passed, and still Melissa Ludlow hadn't heard from her son. She checked her silent phone again, trying to imagine the reasons he wouldn't respond.
Didn't he know how to work the phone that she had lent him?...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:08 PM
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) referred to President Eisenhower's farewell address Thursday evening in his explanation for why he believes global warming is a "total fraud."
In the 1961 speech — famously known for its admonition of an...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:49 AM
We all know that we have three branches of government, but where do judges really fit within that system, and what is it like to be a judge? These are questions that I as a trial court judge have been asked frequently.
As to the first question, it is...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Re. "Rohrabacher dismisses global warming, warns of China (Aug. 9): U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has been around way too long. It troubles me that he keeps getting re-elected to my congressional district. He is a Republican representative who...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Lily Tomlin's stint in mime lasted all of three weeks.
It stands to reason — she likes words too much.
"With your words, you are trying to impact the audience and make them feel all kinds of things," said Tomlin, 73, who tried miming when she...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Driving down the 1700 block of Kenwood Place in Costa Mesa, it's not easy to miss Terrell "Terry" Koken's house.
On a street lined with well-manicured lawns, budding palm trees and flower beds, Koken's yard — with its pine tree, brush, untamed...