| Jul 16, 2012
| 3:04 PM
It's not unusual for two local theaters to tackle the same project in one production period — I once caught three performances of "Steel Magnolias" in a six-week span. What is strange, however, is two theaters putting on the same show at the same...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Once in a while, you hear a simple statement that lodges itself permanently in your way of thinking.
One of those, for me, came in a conversation I had with a high school friend who was savvy for his age on global politics. We had been talking about...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Patrons and dance aficionados came together Saturday night for the Laguna Dance Festival's 7th annual "Stars of Dance" gala performance at the Laguna Playhouse.
Special guests Tiler Peck and Joaquin DeLuz of the New York City Ballet paved the way for a...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Ocean View High senior Conor Clifford took the next step in his academic and athletic career when the 7-foot center signed to play for the UC Irvine men's basketball team Monday (). Clifford averaged 14.9 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and shot 68% from...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Tony Ciarelli, a former All-CIF player at Huntington Beach High and current senior outside hitter at USC, has been named the 2012 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Men's Volleyball Player of the Year.
A team co-captain who has started all four years for...
| May 13, 2010
Edison High swimming co-Coach Diggy Riley knows that Friday can't come to fruition if Wednesday wasn't what it was supposed to be.
Last spring, the Edison girls' swim team captured the program's first CIF Southern Section championship. Since achieving...
| Jun 10, 2010
Meet Orange County's toughest athlete of the month.
He's not scuffing the court in the NBA Finals, didn't pitch a perfect game or lose one on a blown call. He's probably never going to make a sports page of any kind. But even if David Shandling isn't...
| Jul 8, 2010
He had heard a few stories of what it was like to be in Omaha, Neb., in late-June, but nothing could prepare Beau Amaral for what he was to about to experience.
Even when it was all over, two days removed from competing at the baseball College World...
| Jul 22, 2010
A pair of climbers from ClimbX Indoor Rock Gym in Huntington Beach competed at the USA Climbing Nationals July 9 through 12 in Atlanta.
Nathan Withey, 12, earned a 31st-place finish and Sara Griffith, 13, placed 34th in their division, which included 334...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Frances Saldaña is a petite woman with a soft smile and big, kind eyes. But behind her gentle demeanor lies a will of iron that has proved essential to enduring a life of unimaginable tragedy.
Saldaña generously shares her story with anyone willing to...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:54 PM
A fifth candidate — the only Democrat — has entered the race for Assembly District 74.
Anila Ali, a native of Pakistan who moved to Irvine in 1996, said she hopes to draw on her background as an immigrant and her roles as a mother and...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful.
Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...