| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:40 PM
To tweak a time-honored line from Charles Dickens, it's the best of songs and the worst of songs.
Pop music is full of love-it-or-hate-it milestones, but perhaps no work has inspired more polarized reactions than "MacArthur Park," the seven-minute mini-...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Re. "Commentary: Global warming activism appears 'contrived," (Forum, Sept. 13): This opinion piece is so full of errors I don't even know where to start.
First, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is not some bloated government panel of...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Re. "Climate change talk shows ignorance," (Mailbag, Aug. 21): In response to Jamie Dow's piece regarding U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's statement that global warming is a "fraud," let me set the record straight.
I've read that temperatures aren't...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Ahoy, and welcome to a preseason hurricane!
Good friend, airline captain and fellow Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club member Jeff Diercksmeier begins his article in the yacht club's newsletter with "from the flight deck."
Very appropriate, since I am sure...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 3:42 PM
On Thursday, sixth-grader Brandon True will ask an astronaut orbiting Earth how he moves the International Space Station to dodge space junk.
Eighth-grader Sergei Silcock will ask whether he’s made any accidental discoveries about space.
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Students at Kline School in Costa Mesa made an especially long-distance call Thursday, first to northern Italy and then bounced by ham radio to the International Space Station.
Twenty students had been prepped and handed scripts with their questions as...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:41 PM
NASA's shuttle Endeavor didn't land in Costa Mesa, but one local dog owner has other plans to bring space travel to humans and non-humans alike.
Briana Smith, 22, of Newport Beach, took a small step for dogs and their owners when she entered the Nestle-...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Robert Ormond Case, Jr.
Robert Ormond Case, Jr. (Bob) of Corona del Mar and Irvine passed away September 17 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Feb. 3, 1926 in Portland, Oregon to Evelyn and Robert O. Case, a well-known Western Fiction writer....
| Feb 26, 2011
| 5:22 PM
COSTA MESA — For many, evolution and creationism are incompatible concepts, but that's not how Rev. Sarah Halverson sees them.
The pastor at Fairview Community Church in Costa Mesa believes so strongly that science and faith go hand-in-hand that on...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 7:46 PM
Editor's Note: This corrects an earlier version.
COSTA MESA — When patients are zipped into the air-tight Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill from the waist-down, it feels like walking on the moon, said Chad Jarrett, co-owner of Jarrett Orthopaedic...
| 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.
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Cay and I married Feb. 22, 1987.
On May 29, 2010, she stopped speaking to me.
At first, I thought it was a combination of job stress, a few converging life events and the distinct possibility that she was mad at me.
Several days later, at the urging of...