| May 23, 2015
| 8:30 PM
The seeds for becoming an award-winning writer were planted at Newport Harbor High for Maria Arena Bell.
Some of her best memories at the school where she graduated in 1981 came from Fabian Giroux, an Advanced Placement Art History teacher, one of...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 8:17 PM
The last float of the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade has exited Colorado Boulevard.
2012 has arrived!
What doth the new year bring?
A few years back, I looked at 2012 with trepidation. Staring a root canal in the face was infinitely more appealing...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:45 PM
A team of astronomers that includes a leading UC Irvine scientist has found a missing link that shows how the universe's most active star-creating galaxies evolve into its largest and quietest ones billions of years later.
UCI post-doctoral scholar Julie...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 8:14 PM
When the Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010, sending millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, most scientists were concerned about the damage to sea life.
Not many gave a whiff of thought to air quality.
The Rowland-Blake Group at UC...
| 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...