| Sep 11, 2015
| 6:38 PM
More than 150 people, including city officials and public safety personnel, gathered at Costa Mesa City Hall on Friday morning in remembrance of the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the East Coast.
Fire Chief Dan Stefano...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Given how quickly circumstances change around the globe, Theresa Rebeck's new play may evoke some unplanned responses when it premieres at South Coast Repertory.
But if it does, Rebeck has been there before — and so has Marc Masterson, the Costa...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:14 PM
House of Go-Go; 273 pages
We remember so well the cathartic moments after 9/11 — the candlelight vigils, the tributes to first responders — that it's easy to forget how many things simply stopped after the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:49 PM
A musical celebration takes place at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church & School (NHLCS) at 9:15 a.m. every Sunday thanks to the Rev. William Wells. He marked his 25th anniversary as its minister of music and organist during a ceremony Sunday.
"For me, every...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:37 AM
"I can't tell you Aussies and Kiwis apart," I once confessed to a New Zealander.
I'm pretty sure I insulted him.
"There are huge differences, mate," the Kiwi corrected, "just as there are big differences between Americans and Canadians. If I said...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Near a busy corner in Newport Beach, 14 giant concrete rabbits sit on their haunches, poofy tails poking out behind them, long ears perking straight up. They form a circle, facing inward, and stare at each other through painted pastel eyes.
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:08 PM
A Facebook friend recently posted a question about the meaning behind the Jewish tradition of placing stones on graves.
Andrew is both a sculptor and a carver of memorials, so perhaps his question arises not only from professional curiosity but also...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:54 PM
A fifth candidate — the only Democrat — has entered the race for Assembly District 74.
Anila Ali, a native of Pakistan who moved to Irvine in 1996, said she hopes to draw on her background as an immigrant and her roles as a mother and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Peter Gallagher read poetry, sang and watched football with Peter O'Toole.
At the start of every interaction, when asked how he was, the "Lawrence of Arabia" star would reply, "Gruesome," Gallagher recalled.
To the young actor, Jack Lemmon was like...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:04 PM
You be the judge. Newport Beach voters have a chance to decide: car wash or another hotel? Height limits or no height limits?
This issue is raised in the planned July 8 City Council vote on a new General Plan amendment that will allow more-intense...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:01 PM
A fire truck used to respond to the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, will be on display at the First Fridays Road Show at the Costa Mesa Civic Center on Friday.
After being decommissioned by the New York Fire Department in 2011, the fire...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Josh McKinsey stood in the entryway to the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center with his eyes fixed on 13-year-old television footage from Sept. 11, 2001.
The 23-year-old student watched as two Boeing 767s slammed into the north and south towers...