| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:41 PM
LOS ANGELES — Barring open tryouts at the student union, UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie is virtually out of ideas when it comes to finding a consistently effective mid-week starting pitcher.
For the fifth time in the last six Tuesday...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Fourteen years ago, a group of movie lovers banded together to organize the first Newport Beach Film Festival. For the opening-night attraction at Fashion Island, they chose "Sunset Blvd.," the 1950 Billy Wilder drama whose most famous moment features a...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:54 PM
W-2 cool: Ways & Means Oyster House, 513 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, will host an End of the Tax Season party from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Those who sit at the oyster and cocktail bar will receive a complimentary cocktail and passed appetizers. Those who...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:27 PM
SEATTLE — The memories came flooding back to Mike Butcher last week when the Angels pitching coach went to UC Irvine Medical Center to visit hitting coach Don Baylor, who had broken his right thighbone in a freak opening-night mishap.
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:56 PM
If you ask poet John Gardiner a question, the path to the answer is not a straight line.
It's a meandering journey that transports you to mysterious places and events that seem surreal at first, as if you've gone down some rabbit hole.
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
What if you believed that the planet might not have warmed up the last two decades, even though carbon emissions reached all-time highs?
Or, if the earth did heat up, you thought that it was not caused by human activity?
Or, if global warming were the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Katherine Hagedorn was not your stereotypical priestess in the Cuba-based Santeria religion, known for its complex, ecstatic drumming that adherents believe can call forth deities.
She grew up in New Jersey, was white, had a doctorate in music and was a...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Editor hired 'Sex and the City' columnist
Peter Kaplan, 59, the former editor of the New York Observer who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City," died Friday of cancer in New York City, said his...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Though the Rev. Robert H. Schuller was the face of the once-global "Hour of Power" television ministry, he was never alone. His wife, Arvella, was always behind the scenes, working to make sure everything ran smoothly.
Arvella Schuller, who served as...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Wednesday is the first day high school seniors can sign an early national letter of intent for all sports but football, soccer, track and field, cross country and men's water polo. Across Southern California, athletes are celebrating with classmates and...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder has been on psychiatry's books for just 23 years, and before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, no one ever entertained the possibility that watching disturbing images of trauma on TV could give rise to the disorder....