| Feb 3, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Shakespeare still packs 'em in. There wasn't a vacant seat in sight at the opening of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at South Coast Repertory — and after word gets out, there'll likely be few throughout the run.
The Bard's most visually attractive,...
| Jun 21, 2011
COSTA MESA — Publicly opposing a proposal to reduce the size of the city's Police Department, interim Police Chief Steve Staveley resigned in protest Monday.
In an interview with the Daily Pilot and a memo widely circulated at City Hall, Staveley...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:41 PM
Question: Despite the conservative Catholic stance on morality and church issues we've taken all our married life, our older unmarried son and daughter have no problem with sleeping over at a lover's home, in the same bed, with the full knowledge of the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:46 AM
The letter is dated 5:40 a.m. Jan. 22, 2014.
It is addressed to "Cowards!!"
And then it begins.
"This letter is for all the cowards, weasels gutless human beings who stood around and watched this beautiful, defenseless girl get beat down. You...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:35 PM
When a grand jury described Orange County as a "hotbed of corruption" and called for the creation of an ethics commission, county supervisors dismissed the jury's work as unfair, inaccurate and sensational.
When the grand jury followed up with a...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:04 PM
For Golden West College, 2011 was an ambitious year with two prize-winning dramas, a classic comedy and the revival of a vintage musical.
When the smoke cleared, it was GWC's production of Tennessee Williams' masterwork, "A Streetcar Named Desire,"...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Unlike Muslims who were born and raised in America, I thankfully didn't have to go to Sunday school to learn about my religion.
Born in the '80s, I grew up in a place where my religion was part of the society and the community in which I lived in. I...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Marina Drade understands the academic pressures of high school.
The Laguna Beach High School senior remembers staying up late most nights during her sophomore year to finish work for Advanced Placement and honors courses, such as AP European History...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:21 PM
ORANGE — Chef Pascal Olhats daintily stuffed a Medjool date with duck liver pâté and crowned his concoction by fitting it into a paper container rimmed in elegant folds.
The tiny cup went onto a tray filled with bite-sized dead ringers. These...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 4:31 PM
It's not often in life that we can start with a blank slate, but that's exactly what students at the Laguna College of Art & Design will do this fall when they paint the now famous 80-foot gray wall on Laguna Canyon Road.
But will that wall become...