| Jan 23, 2013
You'd almost think that someone had stapled several
resumes together and put them in Raul Ruiz's file: magna cum laude at UCLA; three graduate degrees from Harvard (a medical degree and masters in public policy and in public health); doctoring to poor...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 2:22 PM
"Farewell, Fred Voodoo"
By Amy Wilentz
Simon & Schuster; 329 pages
Fred Voodoo, we learn from Amy Wilentz's candid new book, is not a person but an epithet — the Haitian equivalent, more or less, of Joe Average. Wilentz spent years in Haiti as...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 7:29 PM
Everyone remembers the terrible 7.0 earthquake in Haiti in 2010. This is your chance to learn more about it from a former Costa Mesa resident.
Chris Rakunas traveled to Haiti to deliver medical and surgical supplies to an orphanage and several hospitals....
| Aug 26, 2012
Celebrity presence has always been an essential part of the game at Los Angeles charity events, but this fall organizers may have outdone themselves. Consider:
George Clooney will be honored at the Carousel of Hope Ball.
Leonardo DiCaprio is co-chairing...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Join us Tuesday for a live video conversation with award-winning author Amy Wilentz about her new book, "Farewell, Fred Voodoo." After a massive earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, Wilentz, a journalist who has been writing about the country for more...
| Jul 30, 2012
Laura Pincus Hartman stood before a congregation in a church just south of 75th Street, gazing at anticipatory faces.
The pastor had just finished preaching an hour-long sermon from the Gospel of Mark about Jesus healing a woman. Hartman was about...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 5:54 PM
A few years ago, Tyson Ritter, the lean lead singer of the All-American Rejects, was a walking rock 'n' roll cliche.
After experiencing "life-changing" success thanks to "Gives You Hell" — his band's 2008 single that sold more than 4 million copies...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:03 PM
A Newport Beach plastic surgeon will give some South American children something to smile about starting Tuesday.
Dr. Mark A. Anton, along with Operation Smile, will be in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, for two weeks to perform free facial surgeries on young...
| May 24, 2012
Did you hear about the new bill that would allow the U.S. government's official overseas information agency to rebroadcast its content onto American TV and radio? The bipartisan Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 was introduced in Congress last week by...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 3:04 PM
An All-State lineman on the offensive side of the ball last season, Wilde Lake's Moise Larose may be even more impressive this fall on the defensive side.
The 6-foot-5, 285-pound senior has committed to Rutgers as an offensive tackle, but Wildecats coach...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:20 AM
It's a full first full week in June at Orlando's theme parks and attractions.
+ The Summer Concert Series begins at Universal Studios on Saturday. First up is the cast of Nickelodeon's "Victorious." Show time is 8 p.m. The series continues through...