| Jun 7, 2015
Margaret Barker sat at her wooden dining room table, flipping through a scrapbook filled with World War II-era photos and newspaper clippings.
At about 4 feet 10 inches tall, the 97-year-old appeared small and frail. But a picture on the front cover...
| May 23, 2015
First of three parts. KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 5, just before sunrise. -- The rooster crows as if it's going to be just another day. Far from it.
My trekking partner, April Thompson Egbert, is sleeping in, jet-lagged, no doubt, from having just flown...
| May 22, 2015
| 12:31 PM
Loretta Sanchez issues an apology
U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized for making a stereotypical Native American "war cry" gesture that disrupted the opening phase of her campaign. In remarks to hundreds of delegates at...
| Apr 11, 2015
Hoag Hospital has announced the launch of Orange County's first comprehensive Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Program for those battling the rare and complex form of cancer, according to a news release.
The Hoag Sarcoma Program, in alliance with Keck...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 6:10 PM
I've reviewed the data, and the numbers are interesting.
But they pale in comparison to numbers racked up by politicians or baseball players — and I'm not talking batting averages.
Here's the deal: During my lifetime, I've logged at least 130...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 11:45 AM
Hail fell along some Orange County beaches Monday, and warnings about lightning strikes prompted voluntary evacuations near the water in Newport Beach.
Small hail fell an inch deep in Huntington Beach, according to the National Weather Service. Photos...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:19 PM
The tutor, the students recalled, had a plan to help them improve their grades.
It wouldn't require additional studying.
He couldn't say on the phone, according to official accounts that the students submitted to the Newport-Mesa Unified...
| Jan 9, 2015
A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School servers to boost student grades discussed the alleged scheme with an involved student during a phone call recorded by police, according to school documents reviewed by the Daily Pilot....
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:13 PM
Corona del Mar Today's top 10 stories of 2014:
1. Voters elected Scott Peotter to represent Corona del Mar on the Newport Beach City Council. Peotter replaces two-term council member Nancy Gardner, and he and three other newly elected council members...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:15 AM
A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School computers to change students' grades pleaded not guilty Tuesday to five felonies.
Timothy Lance Lai could face up to five years and eight months in jail if he's convicted on one count of...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 12:16 PM
The arraignment for a private tutor suspected of being at the center of a Corona del Mar High School cheating scandal was delayed Wednesday.
Timothy Lance Lai, 29, had been scheduled for a court date while in custody at Orange County Jail, but he posted...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The private tutor who is believed to be at the center of an elaborate, years-long cheating scheme at Corona del Mar High School is set to be arraigned Wednesday in Santa Ana.
After eluding authorities for 10 months, Newport Beach detectives arrested...