| Apr 8, 2011
| 7:02 PM
In the wee morning hours of Jan. 11, 1975, a police officer noticed smoke billowing from a block-long building on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach.
Firefighters were on the scene within three minutes, but it was already too late. The row of...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 6:56 PM
The makers of the "Ice Age" films take their animation skills to the tropics in the rollicking movie "Rio." The story centers on two rare birds living thousands of miles apart. But they are destined to meet in a series of wild adventures that will...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 8:36 PM
The OC Brew Ha Ha is hailed as the best craft beer festival in Orange County, and who am I to argue with that? It's the place for beer enthusiasts to convene Saturday at Hidden Valley Park in Irvine, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Fallen...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 8:38 PM
A church in Huntington Beach and others in Newport Beach on Sunday will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with public musical performances in memory of the victims.
At 6 p.m. Sunday, the Music Guild at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:23 PM
JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT — The "Flight of Ideas" art installation noiselessly crowds the airspace above the baggage carousels at the new Terminal C here.
This is where the old Terminal B garage stood before construction crews razed it to clear the way...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Unlike Muslims who were born and raised in America, I thankfully didn't have to go to Sunday school to learn about my religion.
Born in the '80s, I grew up in a place where my religion was part of the society and the community in which I lived in. I...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:45 PM
All I could hear was the sound of perpetually falling water.
I stood recently in the shadow of the Freedom Tower under construction, and faced one of the two parapets with names of the dead etched in bronze. Not even the rattle of jackhammers in the...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Tuesday evening, the concrete steps by the Huntington Beach Pier were filled with men in blue: police, firefighters and others in uniform.
As Police Chief Ken Small was keen to point out, they were lucky men in blue. Each of them had lived another day to...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Chris Kling's North Laguna neighborhood was quiet on Monday morning, the glimmering ocean visible from the balcony of his apartment on Coast Highway. He descended an outside stairway and peeled open a creaky door to a dark, murky world that is all his...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Heated debates about the election aren't just for television.
A one-week art exhibit at AR4T Gallery in Laguna Beach urges patrons to take a step back — think, question and perhaps have a sense of humor about American politics.
| May 19, 2013
| 2:28 PM
2013 was the year indie finally conquered KROQ-FM.
At the station's annual day-long Weenie Roast festival in Irvine on Saturday, almost every headliner evoked a certain scrappy outsiderdom -- even if those bands had radio hits hiding in their plaid...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:30 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Nadia Hassan was the only woman at her table who covered her hair with a scarf Monday during an interfaith luncheon at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic church.
When it was her turn to speak on behalf of the women at her table,...