| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:40 PM
This year will mark the first year of a 9/11 memorial focused on interfaith compassion and community building.
Interfaith communities will gather at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 23 Lake Road, Irvine, for an...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Re. "Commentary: Global warming activism appears 'contrived," (Forum, Sept. 13): This opinion piece is so full of errors I don't even know where to start.
First, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is not some bloated government panel of...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Shortly after 9/11, Dr. Ron Gilbert penned a letter to his sons advising them to live honorable and meaningful lives.
"Try not to be bitter about the many unfortunate things that may happen to you in your life," he wrote. "Your response to difficult...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:49 PM
A pod of dolphins swam briskly Friday, maybe as much as three miles from Crystal Cove, too far away to be spotted from shore.
But the mammals didn't go unnoticed: An Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol sergeant looked on.
| Jan 9, 2013
Dozens of Costa Mesa police officers and firefighters gathered in front of the police station Tuesday to welcome home one of their own who returned to the city after a one-year tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Officer Jon Smith stood with Police Chief Tom...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:09 PM
One day in my high school philosophy class, the teacher gave us a list of different methods of expression and asked us to determine which ones constituted language. Among those that ended up in the "no" stack was music, since, we decided, it worked on a...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:19 PM
What do a journalist, musician, truck driver, soldier, politician and model have in common?
Fortitude in the face of chaos and the desire to uplift their homeland — Pakistan.
While headlines, predominantly in the United States, screamed blue...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Only once in the Bible does God command us to remember one of our enemies. His name was Amalek. In Deuteronomy 25:17-19 (KJV), we read:
"Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt; How he met thee by the way,...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:28 PM
When Doug Hamilton premiered his film "Broadway Idiot" this year in Austin, Texas, he had a particularly tough crowd to please. Hundreds of hardcore Green Day fans lined up outside the theater on Main Street, waiting to see the 80-minute documentary....
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:23 PM
The contents of a long, rambling essay written by a Costa Mesa man who likely blew himself up in an apparent suicide are concerning police, authorities said Monday.
The 17,000-word essay, titled “The Pricker: A True Story of Assassination,...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:36 AM
It's easy enough to see Yannis Pappas for free. The Brooklyn-born comedian has performed widely onstage and on TV, but two of his most prolific acts are characters who star in YouTube videos: Greek restaurant owner (and chain-smoking video blogger) Mr....
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Victor Benito Michael did not know that I had planned to write about the subject of his online comment to last week's column about timelines for grieving over the loss of a loved one.
On Nov. 9, Michael wrote, "Please know that your article has touched...