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A parole board denied release Thursday for an Irvine woman convicted of murdering her boyfriend in 1998 because she thought he had been unfaithful, the Orange County district attorney's office announced Friday. Judy Diane Valot, 54, is serving 15 years...
MARY JACQUELINE HAMMOND WATSON April 8, 1921 – December 28, 2012 Mary Jacqueline (Jackie) Hammond Watson of Corona Del Mar passed away peacefully on December 28, 2012 after a short bout with lung cancer. She was determined to celebrate Christmas...
Tags: Tom Watson, Lung Cancer
Two nonprofits are seeking sponsors that will allow 500 children from Orange County shelters and motels to have a private holiday party at South Coast Plaza. The Happiness Project and Costa Mesa-based Festival of Children Foundation are asking for $125...
Ahoy! Ah, Christmas arrives Tuesday, and I cannot wait to see what Santa Claus has left under our tree. Once again, my updated my annual Christmas poem as I weigh anchor for Christmas: 'Twas the Day Before Christmas Upon Orange County's Harbor...
The space shuttle Endeavour wasn't the only massive object traversing Southland streets this weekend. South Coast Plaza's 96-foot Christmas tree finished its own arduous trek Monday morning, about 650 miles from near Mt. Shasta in Northern California...
Tags: Holidays, Religious Festivals, Barbara Lee
Amid the many booths of handmade and commercial jewelry and accessories, 13-year-old Ali Pfleger's booth, My Passion, blends in well. With her handcrafted beaded and wire necklaces, bracelets and rings, photo notecards and small key chains and...
Tags: Vietnam, Holidays, Religious Festivals, Heart Surgery
See a Thai temple made from glass bottles, Ugandan coffins that are works of art and a Czech Republic chapel made from the bones of monks as part of an Orange Coast College lecture. Art professor Irini Vallera-Rickerson hosts her 22nd annual "Art and...
The Solomon Society, a men's fraternal organization associated with the Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County, held its annual event billed as "'Late Night' with the Solomon Society … Cocktails, Cuisine and Comedy for a Cause."...
Costa Mesa city officials have called an emergency meeting for Thursday to discuss a property tax payment the county claims the city owes. The city has until Thursday to pay $1.4 million to the Orange County Auditor-Controller or it will be slapped...
When he's not working as a paramedic for the Orange County Fire Authority, Steve Islava invents devices that prevent physical and emotional injuries. Twenty-five years ago, after delivering a Spanish speaker's baby, he created a handbook of crucial...
Tags: Toy Industry, Facebook, Toys, Health, Hospitals and Clinics
Audiences in Orange County perhaps best know actor Hal Landon Jr. as the mainstay of South Coast Repertory Theater Co.'s annual production of "A Christmas Carol." The veteran of the SCR stage, who was one of the company's founding members in the 1960s,...
John F. Marder, the founding headmaster of Harbor Day School, Orange County's first independent school, has died. He was 82. Marder, a Newport Beach resident, died Saturday of complications related to dementia. "Although not technically the founder of...
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