| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Actress Peg O'Keef remembers well the day Garrison "Gary" Doles strolled into Orlando's old Tropical Theatre in the mid-1980s.
"He was looking for a creative outlet and a community of collaborators," recalled O'Keef. "He was looking for a place where he...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:04 PM
On a scale of gummy vitamins to facial gunshot wounds, heavy drinking definitely lands in the not-great-for-you camp. A SUNY-Buffalo study that followed 634 couples for nine years has found that nearly half of all marriages in which one spouse is a...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:33 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to discuss a hookah lounge moratorium, a proposed Westside condominium project, a cost-recovery ordinance and enforcement against problematic rehabilitation homes.
Officials also will revisit an...
| Nov 28, 2013
Patrick Angelo stops at the McDonald's on Ontario Street, where his order of 80 hamburgers and 47 coffees is ready and waiting. He pays the tab and then gingerly places the boxes on the back seat of his black Cadillac before pulling out of the parking lot...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Anna Wilson always considered her career in construction as simply a way to pay the bills. She never thought a job could be the path toward personal fulfillment.
But when she lost her job and her home, she unexpectedly discovered she could make a living...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Costa Mesa is forming a special task force with the goal of examining the negative effects of sober-living homes on city neighborhoods.
The group of 10 to 12 members, dubbed the Preserve Our Neighborhoods Task Force, would hold public meetings on the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:20 AM
GRAND FORKS, N.D. When retired airline pilot Lyle Prouse walked up to a podium and introduced himself to hundreds of University of North Dakota students on a recent Tuesday night, he said things usually go a little differently.
"Typically, I'm speaking...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, R-Fla., pleaded guilty in a soft voice Wednesday to one count of cocaine possession and was placed on one year of supervised probation.
Arrested Oct. 29 after an undercover sting outside a Washington restaurant, the...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:53 PM
Jeannette Walls said her book, “The Glass Castle,” starts a dialogue between people – a conversation she is bringing to Aberdeen. She said she loves being part of those discussions that help people from different backgrounds understand...
| Nov 16, 2013
"The Anonymous People," a feature film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction will be shown at Regal Kiln Creek Stadium 20 at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 ... if enough people buy $10.50 tickets in...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:14 PM
In Wally Lamb's latest novel, “We Are Water,” outsider artist Annie Oh has left Orion Oh, her psychologist husband of 27 years, to marry a sophisticated, Manhattan-based art dealer named Viveca. On the way to the wedding — set in Lamb'...
| Nov 15, 2013
After denying for months that he had smoked crack cocaine, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford finally admitted this month that he had. He blamed it on "one of my drunken stupors." He subsequently admitted to buying illegal drugs, and to driving drunk. He apologized...