| 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 20, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Shortly after 9/11, Dr. Ron Gilbert penned a letter to his sons advising them to live honorable and meaningful lives.
"Try not to be bitter about the many unfortunate things that may happen to you in your life," he wrote. "Your response to difficult...
| 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.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Kopacz, Mary Joan
Our stunning and beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, boss lady, Gran-Ma K and fun-loving friend passed away peacefully on August 3, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 20, 1921 to John and Nellie...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:19 PM
The nation is engaged in a conversation on immigration and, therefore, our congregations should be too. After all, this is not just an abstract philosophical topic — this cuts straight to the core of who we are as Americans and, ultimately, who we...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Dawn Marie Lemonds, a member of the Soroptimist International of Newport Harbor, has joined as co-chair the planning committee of the National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) for the Jane Velez-Mitchell Journalism Award.
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Costa Mesa police Thursday said they have identified a suspect in a sexual assault and an attempted sexual assault in two home invasions earlier this year.
They say they believe Thomas Walker, a 46-year-old transient, sexually assaulted a woman at...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:41 PM
A jury convicted a Costa Mesa man of torturing, abusing and trying to murder his 2-month-old son, according to a news release issued Tuesday.
Joshua Allen Robey, 26, faces 13 years to life in prison at his sentencing next month.
In October 2011, a...
| 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...
| 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...