| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Charlie Anderson only smoked for two years, but when he made up his mind to quit, the habit was hard to shake. So he talked about his problems — to the cigarettes themselves.
"I would put a cigarette out there, right in front of me in plain sight,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Any Brian Wilson historian knows that the Beach Boys leader based his group's sound partly on the Four Freshmen, the close-harmony group that formed in the 1940s and has continued ever since.
However, Bob Ferreira, the Freshmen's bass singer, doesn't...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Every journey begins with a small step, and Saturday night at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the crowd got a glimpse of the man whose modest act started the Beach Boys' climb toward superstardom.
Before the band took the stage for its first-ever...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:13 PM
"The Car Plays" is not your typical theatrical experience.
Looking around before Sunday night's performance, there was no theater, cushioned seats or ushers in sight. Instead, attendees were met by a new kind of playing space: 15 cars parked on the...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:20 PM
Cheese, ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream and butter.
Kaiser Elementary School's students Thursday morning listed some of the foods cows produce as they got up close to a bovine during a free assembly sponsored by the Dairy Council of...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 10:45 AM
An executive with the company that manufactured faulty equipment that led to the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant defended decisions made in the design of the replacement steam generators.
The company made choices in designing support structures...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:04 PM
A UC Irvine professor, along with a team of researchers, discovered that a marijuana-like substance naturally released in the brain can treat symptoms of one type of autism, the university recently announced.
Cannabinoids released in the brains of mice...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:15 PM
At the urging of a nationwide animal rights group, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District will end in-classroom cat dissections at its high schools.
Only Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor High School were still using cat corpses in its anatomy lessons,...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 8:52 PM
When Body Design member Gail Ossipoff was looking for a vacation to better her mind and body, she scoured international destinations for that perfect combination of sandy beaches, lavish restaurants, luxurious accommodations and her beloved Pilates...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:37 AM
As lifelong fans gathered to see the reunited Beach Boys play the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine on June 3, there was an undeniable aura of nostalgia in the endless summer air.
After playing a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl on June 2, the...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 7:16 PM
Newport Beach's Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian this week opened an extensively remodeled Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute, which boasts about 34,650 square feet of some of the area's most advanced cardiovascular services, a news release said....
| Mar 8, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Sitting criss-cross on the floor, four kindergartners each placed a hand on the double bass towering over them to feel the vibrations as it was played.
"Wow! How does that feel?" asked Pacific Symphony bassist Doug Basye. "Does it tickle?"