| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:16 PM
It was great to see the pictures of the classes of 2013 in the Valley Sun. This month I will attend my 50th reunion dinner for the Muir High School class of 1965. Wow, 50 years!
My wife and I recently attended our daughter’s graduation from Chapman...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:10 AM
With the Supreme Court handing down a tentative decision on affirmative action Monday, many colleges nationwide may look to California, where voters banned racial preferences in 1996.
The 7-1 decision, joined by both conservatives and liberals, tells...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Attorneys for two former Los Angeles Police partners convicted of perjury and conspiracy to obstruct justice said Tuesday that a judge was right to sentence their clients to community labor instead of jail.
The lawyers applauded the judge for...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:56 PM
A spokesman for UC Irvine athletics confirmed Tuesday that the school was making changes to its baseball program, adding validity to a published report on Monday that former UCI All-American Ben Orloff had joined the program as an assistant coach and that...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:22 PM
With the Peninsula Pilots about one-third of the way through the Coastal Plain League season, there hasn't been any time for advance scouting heading into Saturday's exhibition game against the USA Baseball collegiate national team at War Memorial...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Madison Teodo, a current Tournament of Roses princess, has won a scholarship from the Italian Catholic Federation.
Al Restivo, president of the federation's local branch, recently presented the $400 award to Teodo at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:09 PM
William A. Covino, a veteran Florida and California administrator, was named Wednesday as the new president of Cal State L.A., becoming the first new leader of the El Sereno campus in 33 years.
Covino’s selection was among a slate of...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:24 PM
More than a thousand spectators filled the stands of Memorial Field Thursday night to cheer not for a game, but for John Burroughs High School students clearing the final hurdle.
As the 602 red-gowned members of the class of 2013 talked excitedly...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Re. "Apodaca: Common Core may add up to math skills boost we need," (May 12): Patrice Apodaca's enthusiasm for the new Common Core math program, based on her belief that it will improve students' math skills, grabbed my attention.
As a former teacher and...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Police detectives said robbery does not appear to be a motive in the slaying of a young Irvine couple who were found shot to death late Sunday in a parked car at the upscale condominium complex where they lived.
“They could tell by physical...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Autospy results due back Tuesday could provide more clues into the slaying of a Cal State Fullerton coach and her fiance in Irvine.
The bodies of Monica Quan, 28, an assistant women's basketball coach at the school, and Keith Lawrence, 27, who worked as...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:47 PM
This game — the one in the water with the yellow ball and players swimming back and forth trying to put that ball into a net — is fun for Ilene Umansky.
It's fun to score and it's fun to learn about water polo for Umansky.
Two years ago,...