| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:43 AM
YANGON, Myanmar -- A powerful earthquake hit Myanmar Thursday near its borders with China, Thailand and Laos, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake hit in eastern Myanmar, about 55 miles (89 km) north of Chiang Rai, Thailand, the survey reported....
| Apr 26, 2011
| 8:46 PM
The Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council on May 1-8 is sponsoring Open Faiths — Open Doors Week. The goal is to allow the public to learn about different faiths in the cities of Costa Mesa, Irvine and Newport Beach in a friendly, unthreatening...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 1:50 PM
"Tent Life: Haiti"Photographs by Wyatt Gallery, essay by Edwidge DanticatUmbrage Editions, 128 pages, $39.95
"Pito nou led, nou la," goes the Haitian proverb, which means "Better that we are ugly, but we are here." Edwidge Danticat recalls this notion in...
| Feb 16, 2011
Ever since Mel Gibson's Aramaic flog-fest "The Passion of the Christ" brought in $84 million on its opening weekend in 2004, en route to a $612 million worldwide box office draw, film marketers have sought to emulate Gibson's courtship of the almighty...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 8:10 PM
Last month, Haiti marked the one year anniversary of a devestating earthquake that destroyed much of the impovrished nation's capital of Port-au-Prince. Over 230,000 people died in the quake, which was then followed up by a hurricane and a cholera...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Ameristar Casino worker Angeline Colin has won $15,000 at work, and it wasn't through gambling, but through hard work. Now, the Haitian native and Ameristar Employee of the Year is planning to use her winnings to help her family back in Haiti rebuild...
| Feb 26, 2011
The level of devastation from this week's earthquake in New Zealand has some California scientists saying that the state's seismic building codes should be reevaluated to address the striking structural failures seen in Christchurch.
In New Zealand,...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 9:44 PM
The devastating Haitian earthquake in January 2010 that destroyed countless lives came as a blessing in disguise for one little boy.
Alexander Hernandez, now 2 years old, was born with crippling deformities in three limbs. His left hand was webbed, his...
| Jan 2, 2011
Here are five Central Floridian of the Year finalists who also made a difference.
Adonal Foyle: He retired from basketball in 2010, but the former Orlando Magic center continues to stand tall in the community. Foyle sets an off-court example for young...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 6:43 AM
I flew out of the snowstorm in Kansas City Monday morning, into DFW -- lots of de-icing and anti-icing delayed several planes, but I got to Fort Lauderdale and boarded a plane for Port Au Prince along with several teams of volunteers, obviously on mission...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 1:18 PM
NEWPORT COAST — When local philanthropic couple Jeff and Jackie Bird arrived home after participating in the Haiti relief efforts, they made plans to start a chain reaction that would bring ongoing help to the families devastated by the January 2010...