| Feb 10, 2012
| 8:18 PM
With a fishing pole in hand and the remains of a "compost cupcake" on her face, 5-year-old Avalon Freyder dipped her line into the pseudo pool of mini rubber ducks and trivia questions for a game intended to teach children about the environment.
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:27 PM
UC Irvine will use $14.8 million in public-private funding to open an autism research and treatment center, the university announced Thursday.
The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Southern California will eventually offer a...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Julia Wolfe, 12, isn't waiting for a degree in marine biology to start helping pinnipeds.
The Newport Beach resident chose to focus her bat mitzvah project on seals and sea lions by raising money for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach....
| May 17, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Costa Mesa High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards
School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, ROP Emergency Medical Responder, ZOE academy
Community: Mesa Verde Library, Heart...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:00 PM
A UC Irvine stem cell researcher won a $4.8-million grant to fund research toward a treatment for multiple sclerosis.
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded immunologist Thomas Lane, of the campus' Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 4:02 PM
SANTA ANA — For those who practice it, fencing is a form of physical chess.
Each move is carefully plotted. Possible scenarios are planned. Defensive strategies are at hand, should an opponent make an unexpected move.
Tucked away off busy Harbor...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Three UC Irvine physical science professors have each earned $50,000 research grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the university announced this week.
Chemistry professor Matt Law, assistant mathematics professor Jeffrey Streets and assistant...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Call it kismet.
Cristy and Rick Spooner of Rancho Santa Margarita finally learned two and a half weeks ago that two of their three daughters have a rare genetic disorder, a diagnosis for which they waited more than a decade. All it took was reconnecting...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:58 PM
The mysterious appearance of an unpermitted trail in Fairview Park has drawn federal attention.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contacted Costa Mesa officials about the potential loss of federally protected vernal pools within...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:44 PM
An ecologically sensitive vernal pool at Fairview Park was "modified" by some decomposed granite placed over a portion of it, according to a city-commissioned environmental study.
LSA Associates' six-page report, dated Tuesday, gave recommendations...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Sage Hill students, faculty and parents gathered on the Newport Coast campus of the private high school Thursday to celebrate the naming of the new Lisa Argyros and Family Science Center.
The crowd erupted in applause as Lisa Argyros presented a check...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:18 PM
A memorial service will be held this weekend for a former Newport Beach city councilman.
Ray Williams, an early advocate of the Upper Newport Bay ecological preserve, died of natural causes at his home in Lake Arrowhead Aug. 15. He was 79.