| Apr 15, 2013
Ernie Schneider, the chief administrative officer of Orange County when it declared bankruptcy in 1994 because of its disastrous investment practices, died Saturday at his home in San Juan Capistrano. He was 66.
His death, related to liver and kidney...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:56 PM
We returned from vacation to learn our neighbors were organizing a group garage sale the next morning.
Did we want in? asked one.
We did. Need the space, we said.
Our tidy block of tiny homes was to become an open-air bazaar — OK, a flea...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 8:20 PM
Five years ago this month, my second son, Tristan, started to complain that his vision had gotten blurry. I also had noticed he was gulping down everything in sight, and he seemed to be urinating constantly.
The day before Thanksgiving, I took Tristan,...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 7:36 PM
COSTA MESA — Suited up in yellow uniforms, helmets and boots, and with oxygen masks strapped to their backs, two high-school boys crawled through a wooden obstacle course blindfolded.
The exercise gave the students a taste of what it would be like...