| Mar 1, 2012
| 9:40 AM
I just saw a crab apple tree in full blossom. How is this freaky weather going to affect our spring blooming plants and trees? Is it going to be extra hot this summer?
Most plants that bloom earlier than usual are tough and easily ride out a cold spell...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:13 PM
These are heady times for performer Joe Duffey, who spent his formative years at Columbia's Teelin School of Irish Dance getting ready for a career that materialized right on cue. As a dancer, choreographer and assistant director of the Teelin Dance...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Janet Martin loves to add a dash of honey to your commute.
The CTA customer service agent greets many Brown Line riders with a "honey" and asks them about their day. If they need help getting to the platform, she's always there with an extra hand.
| Mar 6, 2012
| 2:28 PM
When Madison and Lucy Laudeman first started Irish dancing six years ago, the sisters went to a branch of Teelin School of Irish Dance that was located in Timonium.
With its fun music and challenging routines, Irish dancing reeled them in and has...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:21 PM
Can you feel it? Can you hear it? Man, I can smell it and I cannot stand it any longer!
Yes, this dog can still hunt and it is time to come out of hibernation and go boating.
This year's 2012 Newport High Point Series is off the starting line, and if...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 10:06 PM
Blake Bakkila said she's a more complete tennis player in her senior year at Newport Harbor High.
Part of it may be natural progression for the Sailors' No. 1 singles player, but part of it is also because she didn't have a choice. For a few months...
| May 9, 2012
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| Oct 18, 2011
| 3:15 PM
Glenn H. Lahman, a pioneering television broadcast chief engineer who never lost his affection for old tube radios, died of cancer Oct. 10 at his Annapolis home. He was 86.
Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, he left a farming community for the Valparaiso, Ind.,...
| 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