| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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,...
| 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 19, 2010
| 8:49 PM
NEWPORT BEACH – When I signed up to volunteer at the Sail for the Blind event, one of the first things I did was read an info packet on the American Legion Yacht Club's website.
Written from the perspective of a visually impaired person, one of...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 7:18 PM
ARIES (March 21-Apr. 19): Be sure actions are not merely reactions. You might feel that others are too critical of your ideas. Rather than taking this personally, adopt a new direction, incorporate suggestions, or apply different tactics.
| Mar 18, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Imagine walking into a home full of green plants. When you open the door, the area greets you with an unmistakable feeling. The air is alive and clean, full of positive energy. The plants seem to be giving off not only oxygen, but good vibrations.
| Mar 18, 2011
| 10:42 PM
With a number of close calls from distant tsunamis, and a branch of the Newport-Inglewood fault about one mile offshore, the city of Newport Beach has spent the last several years preparing for tidal waves.
Officials have created an evacuation plan for...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 6:21 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — I remember it like it was yesterday. There I was, a simple young suburbanite pillaging my way through the fourth grade, one of many among the huddled miniature masses headed for the multipurpose room.
It was the same room where...
| May 5, 2012
| 9:52 PM
Touring together for the first time in more than two decades, the reunited members of the Beach Boys will catch a new wave into Orange County.
The Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary Tour kicked off last month to enthusiastic crowds. As part of their tour of...