| Oct 21, 2010
| 6:01 PM
Gertrude "Kit" Drollinger, who spent her life working to better the lives of others, died Oct. 9, two days shy of her 84th birthday.
"Our community has been enriched by the active participation of Kit Drollinger over the last third of a century," said...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 2:13 PM
COSTA MESA — Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market will open a new store at Newport and Harbor boulevards in February, company and city officials said Wednesday.
Located in the Costa Mesa Courtyards shopping center, the one-level store will be about...
| Feb 4, 2010
Lars Hansen, a cultural arts administrator whose long career included overseeing the Pasadena Playhouse and the Theater League Alliance of Southern California, has died. He was 60.
Hansen died Sunday of complications from liver cancer at his home in Palm...
| Jan 13, 2009
Edward Gotschall, one of the founders of subprime mortgage giant New Century Financial, died Thursday at his home in Cota de Caza. He was 53.
The former high school football standout, who retired as New Century's chief financial officer, was watching a...
| Apr 5, 2009
Richard J. O'Neill, a prominent landowner and Democratic Party activist who helped transform the landscape of Orange County by developing his family's vast Rancho Mission Viejo, died Saturday. He was 85.
O'Neill, who served as California Democratic Party...
| Jan 8, 2010
Father Ladislas K. Parker, a Catholic priest whose harrowing escape from communist Hungary in 1950 led him to Orange County and the founding of St. Michael’s Abbey, died Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was 94.
Parker was among seven Norbertine...
| Nov 5, 2009
Phil Swarbrick graduated from Chicago's DePaul University last year with a Bachelor of Science degree in network technology and a Master of Science degree in computer information and network security. Under normal circumstances, the undergraduate and...
| Jan 19, 2009
Many have weighed in on Barack Obama's choice of Rick Warren to give the invocation during the presidential inauguration. But what has interested me most isn't so much the controversy about the Lake Forest pastor and his homophobic thinking, but rather...
| Nov 5, 2007
Despite benefiting from weaker than predicted weekend winds, firefighters Sunday were unable to fully contain the last two threatening Southern California wildfires, and authorities said one of the blazes might not be surrounded by ground crews until...
| Sep 3, 2008
John Wylie Needham was known as an easygoing surfer who liked to paint and play guitar and bounced from job to job. He knew he needed direction in life. So two years ago he joined the Army and eventually shipped off to Iraq.
This, he thought, would...
| Oct 24, 2007
| 9:54 AM
At least a dozen Orange County homes had burned by this morning and thousands more were in danger as flames as high as 75 feet devastated rural canyon communities, fire officials said.
The Santiago fire continued to push east today, fueled by brittle...