| 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Seven city staffers welcomed seniors with breakfast and coffee at the Costa Mesa Senior Center early Wednesday.
It was a takeover, but a friendly one by all appearances. The tensions that some had anticipated when city staffers moved in didn't...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 10:11 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — In the absence of controversial issues, Newport Beach City Council candidates tried to position themselves Wednesday night on their backgrounds and conservative credentials.
A candidate forum hosted by the Speak Up Newport...
| Oct 30, 2010
| 4:28 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The GOP elephant looks like it might stomp on former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo's head. That symbolism would be simple enough, but Ed Reno's latest mailer asks reader to make a couple leaps.
If elected to Newport Beach City...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 7:16 PM
COSTA MESA — Is she or isn't she working for the city of Costa Mesa?
There seems to have been some confusion about the employment status of Becky Bailey-Findley, whom Costa Mesa hired as a consultant to help with its negotiations to buy the...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 7:23 PM
Well, the political honeymoon didn't last long in Costa Mesa.
Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece has asked the city attorney for help in pursuing a Brown Act violation against three of her council colleagues.
The Brown Act is state law designed to...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
As the Lakers continue to tweak their system this preseason, star player Kobe Bryant has made a tweak of his own, adjusting the price on his Newport Coast home to slightly under $7.6 million.
The gated residence, built in Mediterranean style in 1997,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:44 PM
They call themselves "the paid stalkers."
The duty of the Laguna Art Museum security guards is to make sure that precious works of art remain untouched by visitors' hands and even more damaging things like chewing gum.
They spend eight hours a day...