| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:39 PM
On a sunny afternoon, the wind swayed rows of caution tape in a dusty corner of Costa Mesa, where something as simple and seemingly benign as park access is finally being built after decades of struggling by advocates to win city approval.
Bob Graham on...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As we read about the many places around the world where citizens have little or no choice in selecting leaders, we should be thankful that we have the opportunity to vote for candidates to our many levels of government — from school boards to...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Senior citizens headed for the gym and a shuttle stopped to pick up passengers Friday morning at the Oasis Senior Center, where Newport Beach City Council candidates gathered for their second major campaign forum.
Answering questions based on queries...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Employees from a Huntington Beach nursing facility took time last week to show their appreciation to senior citizens.
Staff members of the Beachside Nursing Center were on the Huntington Beach Pier last Thursday handing out cookies and cheering on...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 1:30 PM
It is book sale time again. Really great books appealing to all ages and interests are being offered for sale, as well as 33 rpm records, CDs, VHS tapes, and DVDs.
The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6, with prices ranging from 50 cents to $1 for...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The Costa Mesa Military Affairs Team is looking for donations of lightly used prom dresses, ball gowns, cocktail dresses and accessories for spouses of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, the city's adopted battalion.
The clothing will be used during the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:47 PM
More than two decades after it closed, the Balboa Village Theatre in Newport Beach may be brought back to life.
The floor is sand, the ceiling has deteriorated and the roof has holes in it. But the Newport Beach City Council indicated during a study...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:00 PM
The state Assembly bill to establish a veterans cemetery in Southern California is "in suspense" after consideration by the appropriations committee Monday.
Assembly Bill 1453 passed unanimously in the Assembly and was presented to appropriations. It...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Peter Pan never grows up — but the musical that bears his name is well into old age.
This year marks the 110th anniversary of the debut of J.M. Barrie's original play and the 60th anniversary of the award-winning Broadway musical.
And at South...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Bob Newcomb, who founded the UC Irvine men's volleyball program and was the Anteaters' first coach, died on July 10. He was 81.
Newcomb, known by UCI players, coaches and fans as the Godfather of a UCI men's program that has won four NCAA...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:33 PM
"Fred's Dead" may be alive somewhere.
Seth Siegel doesn't have on hand a copy of the script he co-wrote with a pair of Newport Harbor High School classmates in the late 1970s. The show's program eludes him too. He surmises that if he kept digging...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Water, trash pickup and sewers are important functions of public health departments. Yet as long as water continues to run out of the tap when it is turned on, the trash is picked up on a regular basis and the sewers continue to work, sending that not-so-...