| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Elyssa Houchen smiled faintly as she faced the camera.
"I'm 17," she wrote in her response to the photographer's question. "My dad couldn't make enough money to keep my mother married to him. She left. I now live with my dad, older sister and 3 room...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:59 PM
If Sherié Franssen's dogs help raise money this weekend for the Huntington Beach Art Center, it won't be the first time they've benefited her artistic career.
Franssen, one of the 11 artists featured in the center's "Pet Project" exhibit, creates...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 2:32 PM
The Orange County Fair is almost upon us. The fair in Costa Mesa opens July 15 and closes Aug. 14.
I expect to enter some of my vegetables in the garden competition. Also, Vic and I will both be exhibiting photographs in the visual arts photography...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:48 PM
While Vic was out on the ocean this past weekend, searching for pelagic birds on a trip with Sea and Sage Audubon, I went to photography boot camp.
Ralph Velasco, a noted local travel photographer, teaches this great refresher course periodically at...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Last week, Vic and I wrote about my recent visit to Yellowstone National Park. The reason I was in that area was to attend a wildlife photography workshop in Grand Teton National Park. The workshop was sponsored by a photography group called the...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Come June 15, after the last bell at Huntington Beach High School signals the end of the academic year, Bill Morehouse will leave his darkroom inside classroom I-8 and step into retirement.
"I actually built this darkroom almost all by myself," said...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:47 AM
The Photographic Society of Orange County has an exhibit of photos at the Huntington Beach Central Library that features some fine works of art. (Some of my photos are hanging there as well.) There will be a reception at the library gallery from 6:30 to...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Vic must have decided that he didn't have enough to do what with teaching birding and biology, working with the Amigos, and serving as vice president of Sea and Sage Audubon. He has become a volunteer with the National Forest Service for Cleveland...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 12:54 PM
A man who posed as a professional photographer in an effort to lure teenage girls has been arrested on suspicion of intent to commit a sexual offense with a minor, police in Fullerton said.
Coopy Boyer, 42, of San Jose, told a pair of teenage girls he...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 1:34 PM
One of my best-kept secrets is that I'm terribly nearsighted. I wear contacts most of the time, but my glasses are nearly a centimeter thick on the outer edges. In two ways, I'm lucky — first, that I live in a part of the world that easily...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 3:32 PM
Some of us members of the Photographic Society of Orange County traveled to the Eastern Sierra last week to photograph fall foliage. Vic stayed home to take care of the chickens and to teach his college classes. That work thing of his really interferes...
| Jun 23, 2010
| 4:10 PM
FRIDAY: The 44th season of Art-A-Fair, which features exhibits from local artists, is at 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, and goes until Aug. 29. An adult season pass is $7 for one of Southern California's most popular art festivals....