| 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...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:46 PM
The old church building looks forlorn at Warner Avenue and Nichols Street, its windows boarded up and the sign that juts over the sidewalk mostly smashed.
From a distance, the structure doesn't give many indications of the role it once played in Orange...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:30 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Nadia Hassan was the only woman at her table who covered her hair with a scarf Monday during an interfaith luncheon at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic church.
When it was her turn to speak on behalf of the women at her table,...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 10:54 PM
A former Costa Mesa priest was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and five years formal probation for committing lewd acts on a child younger than 14 while he served at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, according to prosecutors.
Denis Lyons, 78,...
| 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...