| 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.
| 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...
| Jan 1, 2014
Howie Kendrick, the Angels second baseman, wrapped up his two-day MLB Pro Players Skills Camp Monday at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa.
Youngsters, ages 8 to 14, received the rare opportunity of training with pros and also posed for photos and had items...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Each school year, the Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club underwrites Ben Franklin and his Museum on Wheels to visit several schools around Newport Beach. This creative educational outreach, a program of the International Printing Museum in Carson, makes...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The Corona del Mar High football team, the defending CIF State Division III Bowl Game champion, won a CIF Southern Section Academic Award by having a cumulative 3.35 grade-point average, and the Newport Harbor girls' cross-country team won as well in...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Shaun Vetrovec's game ended on Friday, and he joined the rest of his Newport Harbor High teammates on the bus. They waited for their coach, Evan Chalmers, to wrap up interviews.
Unlike most of the Sailors, Vetrovec had a long weekend ahead of him,...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:39 PM
On the heels of what he called one of his most rewarding seasons, UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie is understandably excited to be remaining at the Anteaters helm.
UCI Athletic Director Mike Izzi has said a contract extension will be signed...