| Jun 3, 2010
Thirty-one seniors from Orange Coast Middle College High School's final graduating class received their diplomas on Wednesday to the thunderous applause of several hundred people in the audience.
It was a tearful experience for many, including alumni who...
| Feb 4, 2010
It's been called both a "bowl of blessedness" and the "soup of the Devil," and it's the stuff of legend.
Frank and Jesse James reputedly downed a few bowls before pulling some of their heists -- and supposedly spared one town because of it. O. Henry spun...
| Feb 19, 2010
Onstage in a UCLA auditorium, tenor Rickard Roudebush intones the solemn words of the Episcopal funeral rite: "I am the resurrection and the life. . . . He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. Amen!"
A chamber opera called "The...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Thousands of years ago, a powerful queen reigned over an ancient civilization. Her name was Hatshepsut, and her legacy and history continue to make ancient Egypt one of the most mysterious yet fascinating places on earth.
On Monday, Hatshepsut came to...
| Mar 22, 2011
Betty Sarah Wouk
Wife and agent of 'Caine Mutiny' author
Betty Sarah Wouk, 90, the wife and literary agent of bestselling writer Herman Wouk, died March 17 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after suffering a stroke, said Suzanne Stein of...
| Mar 28, 2011
Each week, The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. Use it in a sentence in a comment on his blog, You Don't say, and...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 6:27 PM
I pull up the Daily Pilot at work on occasion from my new home in New Orleans to check in on Newport. It helps me to feel connected to friends and family in my hometown. Today it was such a treasure to read the article, "From the Sport Desk: Special night...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 3:40 PM
When Karen Rose enrolled at the University of Maryland, the one thing she knew was that she "didn't want to dissect."
It's a funny confession for an author who has written a 494-page novel about a killer who tortures victims with a filleting knife.
| Dec 23, 2010
| 6:01 PM
The holidays are a time to extend hospitality — to show there is room at the inn. Here is a sampling of with whom Laguna folks would most like to invite share their Christmas or Hanukkah dinner, given the choices of anyone living or dead, fact or...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Five years ago, pundits were quick to cast doubt on "Cars." A version of "Local Hero" or "Doc Hollywood" starring a high-speed auto? How misbegotten and outre!
It turned out to be one of Pixar's most profitable pictures — and one of its best-loved....
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:41 PM