| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Rebecca Flood, executive director and CEO of New Directions for Women, has dedicated her professional life to helping women overcome the traumatic effects of substance abuse in their lives.
The seriousness of her career and the demands of her work...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Q: I'm living with an abusive, alcoholic husband who refuses help. Medical doctors have urged me to leave him, but religious friends say I should stay and endure; as Jesus suffered, so can I.
Lawyers warn that one day my husband will kill me. Homeless...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:19 PM
The Harbor Mesa Lions recently installed new officers in an
ceremony held at the home of Lions Mike and Ann McIlroy. Harbor Mesa member and past District Governor Barbara Hayward officiated.
The new officers are Cathy Waters, president; Eileen Jensen,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Debra Healy Deem
Debra Healy Deem, 58 of Laguna Beach passed away on August 28th after succumbing to injuries received in a tragic bike accident on August 27th 2013. Debra was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in Southern California. She received...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Hush Little Baby
Grand Central Publishing; 357 pages
If Suzanne Redfearn's "Hush Little Baby" had a second half to equal its first, it might have been a remarkable achievement. For nearly 200 pages, the novel is a spellbinding...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Sitting in her expansive Newport Coast home, Isabel Bellino acknowledges that she's had an exceptionally fortunate life.
The 16-year-old understands that not everyone her age is awarded such opportunities. However, she refuses to sit contentedly and...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will hold its 23rd annual movie screening on Oct. 10 at the Lido Theatre, according to past president Bob Wood.
The featured movie is "Captain Phillips," which will be shown at 7 p.m. "Captain Phillips" is a...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:09 PM
New Directions for Women raised more than $400,000 at its fifth annual Circle of Life fundraising breakfast.
The event, hosted at the Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach on March 25, garnered a turnout of about 250 attendees, including Mayor Keith...
| May 3, 2013
| 11:46 AM
WESTMINSTER — A burgeoning relationship between a small Christian college in Costa Mesa and a public university in Iraq could help shape the Middle Eastern country's response to gender-based violence in its northern region.
Over the span of 15...
| May 11, 2013
| 3:28 PM
SAN BERNARDINO — When Karl Pettway opened the front door to his second-story stuccoed apartment, a man posing as a construction worker told him his car may have been dinged.
Pettway peeked out and spotted his Ford, unscathed.
But what he didn'...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:27 PM
If it is a summer Friday night in Newport, the Ritz is arguably the place to be and be seen. In the grand tradition of the neighborhood pub, the remarkable Ritz, founded three decades ago by the late local legend Hans Prager and presently in the hands...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:17 PM
A convicted rapist and robber accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a 19-year-old woman in 1992, leaving her severely beaten body in an Irvine orange grove, has been extradited to Orange County from Mexico, prosecutors said.