| Jun 19, 2015
| 9:07 PM
The five valedictorians of Costa Mesa High School have two things in common — they all plan to pursue careers in fields of science, technology, engineering and math and they are all young women.
After finishing in the top 2% at the school,...
| Jun 20, 2015
| 6:10 PM
Here I was all set to write a feel-good column about Father's Day. Then someone had to go and say something so monumentally dumb that it got me all riled up, and now I just can't help myself. Instead of sunshine and lollipops I will be addressing how a...
| 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.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:03 AM
You have 10 minutes to sell someone on Catholicism, no more than that to distill the teachings of the Koran or the foundations of Mormonism.
It's speed-dating for religion, and in a burst of faith-driven curiosity, dozens of students at UC Irvine ...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers.
The investigation of U.S....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:59 AM
A chancellor's professor of neurobiology at UC Irvine has been appointed dean of the new Hana and Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences.
Frank LaFerla, an expert on Alzheimer's disease who has been with UCI since 1995, started his new role...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:45 PM
The National Institute on Aging awarded researchers at UC Irvine a two-year, $600,000 grant to develop and study patient-derived stem cell lines.
The UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, or MIND, will create up to 40 sets...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Newport Beach's top-performing high school students were honored at a celebration Wednesday evening for their exemplary academic achievements.
Thirty students from Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools and Sage Hill School, dressed in their...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Regeneration is a key part of nature, so perhaps it's fitting that the art display at Irvine Valley College's new Life Sciences building arose out of discarded materials.
When school officials, Irvine Chamber of Commerce members and others gather on...