| May 24, 2012
| 4:27 PM
When Matt Barr was 15 years old, he "somehow" got from his hometown of Austin, Texas, to Dallas and into a screening of Kevin Costner's 1999 film "For Love of the Game." He walked up to the actor and told him, "Someday I'm going to grow up and play your...
| May 27, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Should you be overwhelmed by your problems — or maybe you're just involved with someone who considers their personal needs of greater cosmic significance than you think they merit — then an evening spent in the company of Ontroerend Goed...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:33 PM
For the second consecutive year, Costa Mesa received an award from a national nonprofit that grades government transparency.
The city received one of 250 Sunny Awards from the Sunshine Review, which analyzed 7,000 agencies nationwide, according to a city...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:17 AM
The Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival is smaller than it once was, but the event remains dedicated to honoring the legacy of America's First Lady of Song. This year's festival will happen April 27 and will feature R&B vocalist Freddie Jackson.
| Mar 25, 2013
As early as kindergarten, all students in Illinois could be engaged in science and engineering practices, from analyzing data to defining problems and designing solutions.
By high school they'd be deep into engineering design and investigating solutions...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Primatologist Jane Goodall and publisher Grand Central have announced they will delay publication of Goodall's forthcoming tree-focused book "Seeds of Hope" in the wake of accusations that certain passages were plagiarized. The Washington Post noted the...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:47 PM
"Butter" — a frequently funny comedy from director Jim Field Smith ("Episodes") and first-time screenwriter Jason Micallef — is essentially a sports film with a layer of cultural (and, by the end, political) satire. In the tradition of that...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:27 AM
"Magical." "Unforgettable." "Beautiful."
That's how Justin Timberlake, who reportedly once was a pop music star, described to People magazine his wedding to Jessica Biel on Friday at an Italian seaside resort. The bride, 30, and bridegroom, 31, partied...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:30 AM
I was a little confused by Marie-Alberte Boursiquot's recent letter ("Catholic doctors for traditional marriage," Oct. 20). The headline over it says traditional marriage, but in her letter she uses the term "authentic marriage."
I had never heard that...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Election Day is coming up. If you haven't already voted by mail or used other early voting methods, it is important that you inform yourself and vote.
President James Madison said in 1822, "A popular government without popular information or the means of...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:24 PM
A couple of days ago, I received a political flier from Troy Edgar, who is running for the state Assembly. On the back of the flyer were endorsements from Republicans.
The first name cited was that of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. In his 22-plus years in...