| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:59 PM
Like many children, Christian Lee played sports with his father while growing up.
Lee's father, Young, is a good tennis player. But Young Lee was not the type of dad who let his kid win every once in a while.
Coming into his senior year at Newport...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Newport Beach police officers got a man's heart beating again after he was found unresponsive after a minor car accident in a McDonald's drive-thru, police said Monday.
Police received a call at 9 p.m. Sunday about a crash at the McDonald's at 700 W....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:28 PM
After spending Labor Day weekend on Catalina Island, Valinda Martin boarded a ferry for the short trip back to Newport Beach.
The vessel bounced on the choppy water. Martin, seated in the back, landed hard as the boat rose and fell. Suddenly, she lost...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:43 AM
When Alan Arkin signed on to "In Security," he wanted to play only one role.
A motorcycle cop.
"He wanted the boots, helmet, glasses and leather jacket — he wanted to look good," said Evan Beamer, who co-directed the movie along with his older...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:58 PM
It sounds like something out of a Monty Python sketch.
When firefighters were called out to rescue a pet that was stuck in a tree, instead of the stereotypical scaredy cat they were faced with an avian adventurer named Lola.
A bright red female...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:21 PM
My memories of the Laguna firestorm of 1993 are still vivid, 20 years later.
I photographed the day of the burn, weeks of clean-up and the feature stories that followed. It was a distinctive career experience for me as a photographer, covering my...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 7:52 PM
COSTA MESA — If you're lucky, you just might see them: a pack of six Siberian huskies flying through the morning fog with an "urban musher" in tow.
To spare his team of dogs from training in the midday heat, Rancy Reyes, 50, an urban musher from...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 9:36 PM
When you read that, starting Jan. 1, the 100-watt bulb is fading away due to its inefficiencies, you may think, "There they go again. Now Congress wants to dictate which light bulb I can use."
The answer is yes and no.
In 2007, President George W....
| Feb 7, 2011
| 9:11 PM
Because of unexpected jumps in revenue from two important tax sources, Newport Beach officials expect to close their $2-million budget deficit for this fiscal year.
That's one of the highlights of the city's mid-year financial report, which the City...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 4:49 PM
The AERIE project — denied Coastal Commission approval last spring — has been revised and reduced and will go back before the agency in March.
The Coastal Commission's agenda lists the project on the March 9 agenda for a meeting in Santa...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 3:08 PM
COSTA MESA — When 100-year-old Irene Hetzel was a girl in Beaumont, she lived too far to walk the three miles to school, and her family didn't have a car.
Instead, she and her brother had to find alternative transportation.
"I had to come in a...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 8:59 PM
COSTA MESA — A dozen local high school students on Monday morning piled into two vans, which were to take them on a tour of Northern and Central California universities to see what college life could be like beyond the Orange Curtain.