| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:45 PM
"Playing for Keeps" employs every cliché in the PG-13 romantic comedy playbook. But the comedy is in short supply as the laughs prove to be few and far between. The end result is a big, steaming bowl of romantic mush with little connection to the...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:13 PM
SANTA ANA — The arraignment for a Sunday school volunteer accused of sexually abusing children has been delayed while the investigation into his case continues.
Christopher Bryan McKenzie appeared in court at Orange County Mens' Jail in Santa Ana...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:37 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown this week pardoned a Newport Beach man for crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s and praised him as an example of someone who can turn their life around with philanthropic work.
Thomas George Pfleger, 61, received a pardon for three...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:22 PM
About 900 employees with Pacific Investment Management Co., or PIMCO, are spending this week reading to children, restoring the Back Bay and serving meals at a soup kitchen as a part of the Newport Beach-based company's fourth annual Global Week of...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:24 PM
More than 200 guests celebrated the Children's Bureau Clambake at the Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine, in early June.
The culinary staff of the Island Hotel in Newport Beach prepared a wonderful summer feast of barbecued steak and grilled lobster as the...
| Aug 4, 2012
A cash mob may have saved Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat, which was scheduled to close this week but instead remains open with brisk business, its owner said.
"We thought we would be packing up right now," Lori Curtin said in an interview, squeezed between...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:18 PM
A man who allegedly hit his child's mother and then abducted their 13-month-old has turned the infant over to family in Arizona, authorities said Tuesday.
Lucas Delany Huscher, 31, of Bishop gave his daughter, who appears to be unharmed, to family in...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Disney delivers a very sweet but very odd family film in "The Odd Life of Timothy Green."
The strange premise begins with a young married couple who yearn to be parents but cannot have children. Their prayers are answered when a fully formed 10-year-...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 10:54 PM
A former Costa Mesa priest was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and five years formal probation for committing lewd acts on a child younger than 14 while he served at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, according to prosecutors.
Denis Lyons, 78,...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 10:51 PM
Michael Malenitza was called up to the microphone on the outside terrace adjacent to the Santa Ana Country Club Golf Course this week.
A field of 120 golfers and another 120 guests gathered at gingham-covered tables at dusk Monday enjoying a dinner of...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 7:33 PM
Editor's note: This story contains graphic material that some readers may find offensive.
SANTA ANA — A formerLos Angeles County Sheriff's Departmentdeputy tortured his then-wife and her lover in an Irvine office after learning of their affair,...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 8:13 PM
The numbers are still coming in a week after the event.
Organizers hope to reach a grand tally of $250,000 raised at the annual "For The Love of A Child" fashion show and luncheon, held at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa on March 5, and chaired by...