| 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-...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:59 AM
A better-educated society tends to be more comfortable financially. So it was no surprise to see the report on voter turnout in last Sunday's Orange County Register — although voter turnout was not my main interest.
Two graphics showed...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees Tuesday approved plans to add fencing and look into installing security equipment at Roy O. Andersen Elementary School.
During a special meeting, the board voted 6 to 0, with Trustee Katrina Foley absent, to...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Religion is a belief system not supported by scientific facts. It should not be part of our legal, political or educational systems.
Survival of our species requires that we use our brains to cope with environmental hazards. To deny science is akin to...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:30 PM
The Orange County Fair intends to be quiet this year, at least from the outside.
An open house at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening showed off changes intended to keep as much noise as possible from leaking out into the surrounding neighborhoods while...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:01 AM
As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in California's history, frontrunners in several area races appeared to be headed for spots on the November general election...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:39 PM
It was easy to miss a small black-and-white photo on the wall next to the blazing, glossy aesthetic of a deep orange and red Chevy Impala known as El Rey.
The 1963 convertible is regarded as a pinnacle of modern lowrider culture, and even under low...