| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:27 AM
No doubt about it, cooking shows and competitions are popular. Learn more about the stars of these shows by reading a biography of a famous chef. Their success stories have some qualities in common: hard work, high standards, dedication and perseverance....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:11 PM
The scene was quiet in a large lot off Bristol Street, not far from where the 55 Freeway meets the 73. On that weekday afternoon of clear blue skies, there were a handful of workers, no customers and plenty of room for expansion.
The remaining inventory...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Starting at 7 a.m. Nov. 6, Allyson Jones Wong strapped herself into a safety harness and climbed atop a boomlift. Working nonstop until the light ebbed at 5 p.m. almost every day, she overlooked exhaustion and illness.
Her sole focus: to paint.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:24 PM
I know there are a lot of published authors in Costa Mesa. I decided I wanted to find out who they all are, and searched my browser for a nice little list. Not so easy.
So I am going to cheat and ask you for a list of those you know about.
Why am I...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Re. "Chick-fil-A supporters crowd local store (Aug. 2):
Your article proclaiming that Chick-fil-A supporters came out "en masse" to support the company after its president said he believes in the religious definition of marriage is so disingenuous and...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:27 PM
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson delivered a whole-hearted performance for Heart fanatics at Orange County Fair last week.
"This is an opportunity for us all to pour our hearts out together," Ann Wilson said to the nearly filled Pacific Amphitheatre on...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Donald F. Julien
Donald F. Julien was born in Bergenfield, New Jersey on August 11, 1922 to Florence and Fred Julien. He passed away peacefully on August 5th, 2012 due to natural causes, six days shy of his 90th birthday.
He was truly one-of-a-kind and a...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 4:39 PM
June 3, 1925 – Aug. 5, 2012
Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Max was a Balboa resident for over 55 years. Originally born in Alhambra, Max made many long lasting friends who he continued to stay in touch with...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Costa Mesa High School's first graduating class — the class of 1962 — will hold its 50th reunion in September.
The class of '62, of which I'm a proud member, was unique in that it was the school's lead class all four years on campus. We...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:44 PM
Human beings exhibit a remarkable capacity for positing head-scratching "what ifs."
What if I'd been born in County Cork instead of Orange County? What if I stood 6-foot-5 instead of 5-foot-6? (Actually, I'm 5 8½.)
What if I had pipes like Pavarotti?...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 6:54 PM
A developer recently obtained building permits for the long-awaited Newport Bay Marina project a large mixed-use development near the Newport Pier.
Etco Homes Inc. plans to build a 36,000-square-foot commercial, retail and residential mixed-use...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Carl St.Clair may be more recognizable to Orange County music lovers, but Pacific Symphony President John Forsyte leads the team who makes the music happen concert after concert, season after season.
Forsyte took the symphony's helm in 1998. During his...