| Feb 5, 2013
| 10:47 PM
In an effort to correct an error it made last month, the Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday night approved, in effect, a complete do-over of three Planning Commission appointments.
The council voted 3-2, with Councilmen Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Before C.J. Wilson turned 13 he made a serious decision about his lifestyle.
Wilson believed alcohol or drugs could keep him from his dreams. Growing up in Orange County, he was introduced to the Straight Edge crowd. He decided to be one of them and...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott, a Newport Beach resident, will be the keynote speaker at the annual luncheon held by KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based non-profit charity that serves at-risk children, teens and families.
Abbott, who was born...
| 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 29, 2013
| 4:36 PM
South Coast Repertory will conclude its 50th season with the play that opened its first: "Tartuffe," the farce by French playwright Moliere about a religious hypocrite who charms his way into a family home.
It's the Costa Mesa theater's way of coming...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:07 PM
I'm a collector of college and university sweatshirts.
I've accumulated a few: North Carolina, NC State, Tennessee, Michigan, Duke, Ohio State, Miami, Auburn, West Point and Virginia.
I like to wear them on my daily constitutionals.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:56 PM
Ron Shelton has an answer ready if you ask him why he stopped playing baseball.
"The low-and-away slider," he says.
And he's not entirely joking.
In reality, there were other reasons he let go of the game and eventually went on to become a big-...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:26 PM
Howie Kendrick has heard some of the trade rumors about him, but the Angels second baseman said he really isn't paying attention to that.
"You know, being traded those things happen," Kendrick said Wednesday. "I'm just doing my best to be prepared for...
| May 11, 2013
| 10:18 PM
There is no joy in SoCal baseball fandom, the mighty local teams have struck out.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a payroll of $220,395,196, which leads Major League Baseball. Their record through Friday was 13-21, which placed them last in the National...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:26 PM
Last month, Jim Abbott visited KidWorks in Santa Ana.
Abbott, the former Major League Baseball pitcher, says he stays busy these days, speaking to various people and motivating many about the story of his life and about succeeding despite being born...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:40 PM
Andrew Thurman said he wanted to watch the first day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in an open setting, with family and friends.
He also wanted to watch it at a place that has been very close to his heart. He said it was only...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:18 PM
As the sun set over City Hall, the crowd descended upon nearby Fair Drive which, for the first time anyone could remember, was closed off to car traffic.
In its place Friday evening was day one of three for Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary celebration. The...