| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:35 PM
The pine tree we planted has grown tall. The cones tumble down, full of sap. Hummingbirds nest in the branches. The mama birds dive bomb when I walk by. They want to attack me, divert me and protect their young.
Down the hill, dozens of hummingbirds live...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:48 PM
When American Legion Chaplain Bill Cook peered through the chainlink fence at the windswept landscape — stripes of concrete marking a scrubby field framed by dark green foothills in the distance — he remembered the Phantoms.
The fighter jets...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Brad Kaaya made a good point Sunday when talking about his commitment to Miami.
The West Hills [Calif.] Chaminade quarterback has been the subject of speculation that he is going to decommit from the Hurricanes for local Southern California favorites...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Longtime announcer for Padres
Jerry Coleman, 89, the longtime voice of the San Diego Padres and a former major league ballplayer whose career was interrupted by combat in two wars, died at a hospital Sunday, the team announced....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:26 PM
SANFORD — The murder trial of a blind man was cut short Friday after a judge granted a "stand your ground" motion for immunity and ruled the man acted in self-defense when he shot a drinking buddy in the chest with an assault rifle.
| Jan 12, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A political campaign is a contact sport that is waged on the financial as well as the psychological level. Much like any poker tournament, from the random house game to the World Series, winners and losers are decided on a variety of criteria including...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:49 PM
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar opened its second location in Orange County last week, at 3131 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, overlooking the marina.
The restaurant aims to provide an experience similar to that at its flagship location, at The...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Gregory Kelly is a small-scale historian who is out to memorialize big-time Southern California landmarks, one by one.
There's the miniature Watts Towers, an elaborate depiction of Newport Beach's Balboa Pavilion and a proportionally correct model of...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:05 PM
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Veteran Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo, who died Wednesday after being hit by a driver accused of being high on cocaine, had arrested more than 3,000 DUI...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Junior midfielder Shelby Brown called the end of the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer season "crazy," and nobody who saw the games would argue.
Two tight wins on the road at the end of league helped the Sea Kings win their fourth straight outright...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"Enlisted" Creator Kevin Biegel and Executive Producer Mike Royce decided in 2012 to create a TV workplace comedy about the military.
The odds were not in their favor.
Prime-time television, once home to madcap military adventures like Sgt. Bilko on...