| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:11 PM
After four weeks, Phoebus' won-loss record is right where we expected it to be. But performance-wise, the Phantoms haven't looked like a state championship team. In fact, they've looked beatable.
Why? Phoebus coach Stan Sexton believes his guys are too...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:13 PM
A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Broadway show is about to open in Costa Mesa.
The beloved 1964 Disney film "Mary Poppins" has been remade into a wildly successful musical, and features all of the same characters: disobedient Jane and Michael Banks;...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 2:23 PM
If you had asked Carole J.A. Peck five years ago whether it made sense to retain your mortgage or pay it off early, her answer would have been a slam dunk. "I'd have said you don't need to pay off the mortgage," says Peck, financial advisor and owner of...
| Dec 1, 2010
DENVER -- "Tracking!! Adjust the damn tracking!!" Oh, how I miss the VCR Christmas of 1984. What I wouldn't give to for that hypnotic blinking of "12:00." My older brother, Rick, had purchased the family's first Panasonic. It was a beauty...weighing in at...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:12 AM
This Sunday's 2 p.m. screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads," that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Lovers of classic television always are game to hear the people who made it talk about it.
After its two "Pioneers of Television" documentaries, PBS returns to that turf with "America in Primetime," a four-week series filled with familiar actors and...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Every successful discovery has a story behind it. For Chris Moller, Woodside's record-setting kicker, it was an early (too early) Monday morning phone call.
Flash back to the final week of August 2010. The ringer awakens him, and his soccer coach is on...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 7:45 PM
Two-time Tony award-winner Chita Rivera will jazz up Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this week during a cabaret-style evening of timeless music and storytelling.
"Chita Rivera: My Broadway," which has four shows Thursday through Sunday, will...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Being a kicker and at least vaguely familiar with how things work, Dylan Kremp was expecting an ice-him timeout from the other sideline. But two? And then three, back-to-back-to-back?
"Actually, the ref said something to me about it," Kremp said. "He...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:33 AM
She started her TV career as a teenager playing Happy Hotpoint the Elf during appliance commercials on "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" before being "promoted" to playing David Janssen's sultry receptionist using only her shapely legs and voice in...
| Jan 30, 2012
The 2012 awards season has been unpredictable,to say the least, and last night' s 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was no exception. The Help picked up three SAG awards at Sunday's ceremony, giving Golden Globe frontrunners like The Artist and...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Time was when kickers weren't offered college scholarships right out of high school. There were exceptions here and there. But for the most part, they were brought in as walk-ons and given a chance to earn one down the line.
Times evolve, and college...