| Oct 21, 2011
| 8:25 PM
COSTA MESA — Mayor Gary Monahan said his toughest year as an official didn't dissuade him from a life in public office. In fact, he said, it has encouraged him to seek reelection.
"OK, so I'm crazy. I admit it," Monahan joked Friday, explaining his...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 11:24 PM
Late Tuesday evening, at the tail end of the Costa Mesa City Council meeting, after most observers had left and local reporters had already filed their stories, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer dropped a bombshell ("Chart city request proposed," Nov. 3)....
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:54 PM
| Nov 22, 2011
| 8:47 PM
There are many things for which I'm thankful, as we approach Thanksgiving Day this year.
As always, my wonderful and patient wife of more than 44 years is right at the top of my list. She makes my life special with her love and support in all that we do....
| Jan 10, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Bob Johnston was giving his 21-month-old son, T.J., a bath in his home on Windsor Mill Road in Franklintown the night of Dec. 18 when he felt "a god-awful shaking" and looked outside.
Three lawns away, a large van had crashed into a neighbor's home. In...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Famously, the old Logan Theatre at 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. used to smell like pee. Urban legends abound of the stink detectable all over the Logan Square neighborhood.
"You went in the lobby door, and there it was. The smell of urine. We found out during...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 9:00 AM
When Beth Kennedy's head hit the ice hard, she was stunned. The teen got up slowly, skated to her hockey team's bench and asked her rec league coach if she could sit out for a bit. But she returned to the heat of the tournament game a few minutes later....
| Mar 8, 2013
How loud is the live music at Sláinte Irish Pub and Kitchen? So loud that even after moving to an outside table, we couldn't hear each other speak when the front door of the restaurant opened.
Maybe it's growing pains. Let me explain.
Named for an...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I have no problem with horses, from Mr. Ed to Shane Battier’s “Harlem Shake” Horsetronaut, but am I the only one around here who has an issue with the Budweiser Clydesdales worming their way into our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations?...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Swank Specialty Produce in Loxahatchee is getting ready to host a special noon-4 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day lunch called Wearin’ o’ the Green Salad.
The benefit for The Red Cross features chefs Clay Conley, above, (Buccan, Imoto), Jim...
| Mar 10, 2013
In our first interview in the 1990s, Valerie Harper described the character of Rhoda Morgenstern —sidekick on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and star of the spinoff "Rhoda" — as "the brash New Yorker who says the unsayable."
The same can be...