| Jul 21, 2007
WHEN Times editors assigned me to the religion beat, I believed God had answered my prayers.
As a serious Christian, I had cringed at some of the coverage in the mainstream media. Faith frequently was treated like a circus, even a freak show.
| Dec 19, 2007
Loire Valley producer Philippe Delesvaux is known for his Chenin Blancs, but this Cabernet Sauvignon is one gorgeous wine. You'd expect Cabernet Franc for a rouge from this region. Instead his "La Montée de l'Epine" is pure Cabernet Sauvignon, supple...
| Dec 19, 2007
A Rancho Santa Margarita woman has been convicted of repeatedly molesting a 4-year-old girl with her husband in a case that unfolded after authorities discovered a trunk full of homemade child porn movies in the couple's home.
The conviction Monday of...
| Sep 20, 2009
Donald J. Hogan always wanted to be a soldier. As a kid, every year on his birthday, he would ask for a toy gun. Once, his parents remember, he asked for an Apache helicopter. A real one.
On Halloween, he often dressed up as a soldier. And once, when...
| Sep 28, 2009
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LAKE FOREST -- Two adults and three teens are behind bars, suspected of vandalizing a Lake Forest elementary school with spray-painted swastikas and racial slurs.
Neighbors of Foothill Ranch Elementary School called the sheriff's department about 11 p.m....
| Oct 21, 2009
Charles Bookhammer, a former Hawthorne councilman and longtime aide to retired Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, died Thursday at UC Irvine Medical Center. He was 61.
His daughter, Brandi, said he died of complications from surgery for an...
| Oct 27, 2009
Ernest D. Sillers
Founder of Episcopal schools
The Rev. Canon Ernest D. Sillers, 99, who founded several Episcopal schools and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in San Juan Capistrano, died of natural causes Oct. 15 at Saddleback Memorial Hospital in...
| Jun 18, 2009
SANTA ANA - Two Orange County men are accused of using the Internet to find teenage girls to have sex with.
Federal agents say 34-year old David Brown of Lake Forest, allegedly had a four-month sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl, while Richard...
| Dec 23, 2009
For years, Champagne houses have done a brilliant job convincing us that Champagne is synonymous with celebration. Either I'm entirely brainwashed or it's really true: Bubbles are festive. The sound of that cork popping or, if the bottle is opened...
| 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...