| Oct 5, 2011
| 3:20 PM
In an email, Debbie Komanski, executive director of Winter Park's Albin Polasek Museum, checked in from the festivities in Prague, Czech Republic.
Komanski and other officials of the Polasek Foundation, which oversees the museum, flew to Prague to attend...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 6:29 AM
(cross-posted from The Courant and Wait, What?)
Although still on a “self-assigned” break from writing while I contemplate life and deal with some things, I felt strongly that the issue of the longevity bonuses needed to be discussed....
| May 13, 2011
Shame on state Sen. Edith Prague of Columbia for her ghoulish, disgusting suggestion about how to punish Joshua Komisarjevsky, the second man accused of murder in the 2007 Cheshire home invasion case that took the lives of three members of Dr. William...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 2:52 PM
In the coming days, there is something for everyone in Costa Mesa's classical scene: a youth ensemble, an organist, a visiting orchestra and a classic film score.
At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, an educational group under...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 9:34 PM
Free Composting Workshop
The Costa Mesa Sanitary District will give a free workshop on how to compost at 10 a.m. at Fairview Park, 2501 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, invites...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 2:58 PM
The metro was home to a few hostage negotiations, sniper shootings and crime crackdowns over the last week.
"I have seen some interesting tactics they are using here like rescuing hostages from the bus or some other things," said Tomas, whose last name...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 9:39 AM
When Chris DePino was the Republican state chairman in 1996, he donned his train conductor's hat and played the harmonica at the Republican National Convention in San Diego.
Since then, the former state legislator from New Haven has taken his act on...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:27 PM
On the fifth floor of the Chicago Tribune Tower is a square windowless room accessed by a single door.
This room is called, with a regrettable lack of imagination, the Book Room.
It will not surprise you to learn that it is filled with books. Day...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 5:42 AM
PRAGUE — Unlike cities such as Salzburg, which are lucky to display the Baroque in small clusters, Prague opens the Baroque onto the visitor like the spread of an eagle's wings. The Baroque and other architectural styles dating back through the...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Members of metal band Lamb of God announced Thursday that they're canceling their upcoming tour "due to the continued incarceration" of the group's singer, Randy Blythe, in the Czech Republic.
According to MTV, 41-year-old Blythe was arrested in Prague...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:49 PM
There will be two former Newport Harbor High volleyball standouts in the London Olympics.
April Ross, who starred at Newport Harbor, and Jennifer Kessy have qualified for their first Olympics. They will join Misty May-Treanor, also of Newport Harbor, and...
| Jul 31, 2010
Several years ago, I was invited to Amazon.com headquarters. After signing a legal promise of secrecy, I was taken into a special room. Someone came in carrying a package containing Amazon's secret weapon … the Kindle.
It was turned on. And from...