| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 11:56 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Even the last player selected in the NFL Draft has an entourage.
Justice Cunningham capped a long Friday by checking out the bar scene in Newport Beach. He ran with a crew of almost two dozen, all there to support a rookie with the...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Irrelevant Week might want to change its name to "A Couple of Irrelevant Days" in Newport Beach.
The event that celebrates the last player selected in the NFL Draft seems to get shorter every year. Don't blame the organizers, Paul Salata and his...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...