| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:27 PM
When Elaine Redfield arrived in Fullerton in 1950, it was a culture shock. Mainly because, in her view, there wasn't much culture at all in Orange County.
"When I came here, the county was a great wasteland, really, culturally and intellectually," she...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Much of what you’ll find during this weekend’s eighth annual, three-day Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance car show will be familiar, if seeing your face reflected in the gleaming fender of a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster can be...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Hit a cop car, don't go to jail — such is life for Amanda Bynes, who on Monday entered a no-contest plea to reckless driving in a case that had started with the former actress being accused of driving under the influence in April 2012.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:42 PM
It will be curtains for the venerated San Diego Opera.
In a surprising move, the company announced Wednesday that it will cease operations at the end of the current season, citing financial reasons including a tough fundraising environment and weak...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Elaine Redfield, a longtime Orange County arts advocate whose campaign for a local performance center led to the creation of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, has died at the age of 96.
The coroner's office did not have information available on the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:51 PM
I took my first — and I'm pretty sure last — "selfie" in the summer of 1964.
Perhaps you're aware of this fresh utterance for a 21st century phenomenon. Oxford Dictionary recently tabbed "selfie" its 2013 word of the year.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
A developer will be allowed to build a scaled-down version of Great Park in exchange for the right to construct thousands of homes in a deal that would appear to extinguish Irvine's long-running promise to give residents a municipal green space rivaling...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:53 PM
An appropriate tribute to the late Lucille Kuehn, one of the most important women in Newport Beach's 106-year history, would be to name something in her honor at the Central Library.
Lucille, who passed away peacefully last week at 89, was the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Tucked into the corner of an administrative building, awash with the hush-hush of important work, an earth-toned room was occupied by furniture, books and knickknacks.
And there it lay — smack-dab in the center.
A curvy black case, held together...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:33 PM
Zvonko Busic, a Croatian nationalist who served more than three decades in U.S. prisons for a 1976 hijacking and a bombing that killed a New York City policeman, has committed suicide. He was 67.
Police said Busic shot himself Sunday at his home in...
| Jan 20, 2013
Winter Park's Deirdre Macnab regularly travels across Florida to talk to groups about her organization's mission. Sometimes she dresses as Susan B. Anthony, the fearless leader of America's women's suffrage movement.
The costume is a good fit for...