| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 4:26 PM
Tuesday marked the beginning of an incredible free concert series at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, but BMX, fashion, skating and, of course, surf events will continue from morning until night.
The venue opens at 7 a.m. or earlier for the...
| Jun 23, 2010
| 5:16 PM
Last week, Vic and I rented a vacation house on a fork of the Fresno River in Oakhurst with our friends Paul and Sue Hertzog and their delightful 15-year-old daughter Katie. Paul and Vic have been friends since they lived in France and shared a house...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:05 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala's 31-year court saga is coming to television, as a documentary on the Investigation Discovery Channel.
Alcala's story will air on "True Crime with Aphrodite Jones" on Thursday.
| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:36 PM
In her immaculate tutu, tiara, pearl earrings and dance shoes, the young ballerina poses for the camera on a grimy platform next to the dredging rig. In en pointe step, she balances herself on the tips of her toes, as muck-covered men stand around her,...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:45 PM
Journalists from Times Community News (TCN) South, which publishes the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Coastline Pilot, are finalists for six statewide journalism awards.
Reporters, photographers, editors and graphic designers placed...