| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Doug Penikas received his acceptance to the Newport Beach Film Festival in the most unceremonious of ways — an email that landed in his junk folder.
"I didn't believe it," he said. "I thought it was a hoax. Especially when I couldn't tell anyone...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Bestselling novelist Jonathan Evison dropped by our video booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books to talk with L.A. Times columnist Robin Abcarian about "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving," his novel that has just been released in paperback.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Highlights for Friday at the Newport Beach Film Festival:
The Secret Disco Revolution
Documentary by Jamie Kastner about the music-and-dance scene of the 1970s. 5:45 p.m.; Island Cinema 7.
Dusty's Trail: Summit of Borneo
| May 1, 2013
More Americans suffer from aphasia — a brain disorder in which a person loses the ability to understand or express words — than Parkinson's disease or muscular dystrophy. But few in the public have heard of the disease.
Thanks to a major...
| May 27, 2013
| 6:49 PM
When I contacted Clay Harrison, Readers' Choice winner of the 2013 Daily Press poetry contest, to chat with him about his work, he told me he'd been in his yard, tending his garden. It didn't take more than a few minutes of conversation for me to...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:13 AM
"Growing up, I would play librarian,” says Mary Hastler. “I would line my stuffed animals up, and they would check out books.”
So maybe it’s no surprise that during Hastler’s first career in health-care administration, she...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The living room of Kalpna Singh-Chitnis' Irvine condominium was filled with signs of pending deadlines Friday: yellow envelopes bulging with DVDs, trophies, stacks of brochures.
But the cluttered work area projected a joyous mood. In fact, it officially...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Don't be fooled by their leather jackets and roaring motorcycles — bikers have a lot of love to give.
Bikers are often portrayed in films and TV as hoodlums or troublemakers, but Oliver Shokouh, owner of Harley-Davidson of Glendale, said he wants...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:41 AM
This year's Love Ride attracted thousands of motorcyclists on Sunday, raising money for the nonprofit USO, which supports U.S. troops and their families.
PHOTOS: 30th annual Love Ride
The ride, which is celebrated its 30th year this Sunday in Glendale,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:33 PM
A Newport Beach nonprofit donated $150,000 toward stem cell research that could slow or reverse heart damage in patients, including those with a specific muscular dystrophy condition, the organization announced last week.
Coalition Duchenne gave the...
| Jun 8, 2013
Jerry Huang left his wheelchair at the side of the pool before gliding through more than 400 meters of water at this year's Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge. From beginners to experts, people of all abilities swam laps to raise money for free swimming lessons...