| Mar 9, 2011
| 3:59 PM
The poet Joyce Kilmer, in 1913, wrote the oft-quoted lines, "I think that I shall never see / A poem lovely as a tree."
The Huntington Beach Tree Society, though, is encouraging people to come as close as they can on Arbor Day.
The nonprofit society...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 5:16 PM
If a few more men had shown up in Mary Langsdorf's living room 14 years ago, the Orange County Women's Chorus might never have existed.
Langsdorf, the founding president of the Newport Beach-based chorus, sang with her church choir in the 1990s until its...
| May 4, 2011
| 9:14 PM
Show me a beach with a wave, and I'll show you a surf school. But not all surf schools are alike.
Most of them will teach you about paddling out, getting into a lineup, wave judgment, surf etiquette, etc., but Laguna Beach has a surf school that's...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 3:58 PM
Penelope Koulos is dancing one of the three hardest roles in "The Nutcracker Ballet" this month. But when she takes the stage Sunday, she can rest assured that at least one third of the audience loves her unconditionally.
Penelope, a junior at Wilson...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 12:25 PM
The following notable people from the Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley community passed away this year.
Juergen W. Bless
Bishop Juergen W. Bless did the first blessing at St. Thaddeus Jude Old Catholic Church in Old World Village and served...
| Sep 2, 2010
One of the few saving graces of going back to school for some kids is getting brand-new supplies, so one local organization helped low-income parents send their children back to school right.
Project Self Sufficiency hosted a back to school event...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the Fire forum Thursday night.
The roughly hourlong debate in the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center featured...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:36 PM
When I first read about a reality TV show featuring the everyday lives and struggles of Muslim Americans, I immediately added it to my short list.
But my reaction to the first episode of "All-American Muslim" on TLC was mixed.
I liked some elements,...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Parisa Esfahani's heart swells every time she learns of Orange County residents participating in community programs focused on alleviating poverty.
A three-time participant in Concern America's Walk out of Poverty, Parisa, 18, of Costa Mesa, recalls her...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:28 PM
I took a Jew to a mosque and no one got hurt.
My friend Meesh and I attended the celebration of the King Fahad-Templ Emanuel Fellowship in Los Angeles, where a group of Jews and Muslims partnered up for a few months and shared...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Christian Hosoi had it all.
Long before he was legally old enough to drink, the skateboarder nicknamed "Christ" was a stud on the pro circuit who was touted as an emerging rival to the legendary Tony Hawk. Hosoi's fame brought him a lot of money, parties...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Less than 24 hours after arguably his most agonizing loss at UC Irvine, Anteaters men's basketball coach Russell Turner was uplifted Wednesday when Mamadou Ndiaye, a 7-foot-5 senior center at Brethren Christian High in Huntington Beach, signed a...