| May 4, 2012
| 8:44 AM
The foreign feature film "Apartment in Athens" won big during the 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival juried competition, taking away four awards in multiple categories.
The film, also known as "Appartamento ad Atene," won for Best Feature Length...
| May 6, 2012
| 2:11 PM
PARIS (Reuters) - Socialist Francois Hollande swept to victory in France's presidential election on Sunday in a swing to the left at the heart of Europe that could start a pushback against German-led austerity.
Hollande beat conservative incumbentNicolas...
| May 7, 2012
| 4:19 PM
Here is the official list of award winners for this year's Newport Beach Film Festival, which wrapped up May 3 after screening some 450 films from 50 countries:
Best Feature Film: "Apartment In Athens"
Best Actor: Gerasimos Skiadaresis...
| May 14, 2012
| 8:06 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council will consider Tuesday whether to outsource five city services, more than a year since the wheels were first set in motion amid furious protests from city workers and local activists.
City staff are recommending Costa Mesa...
| Apr 8, 2012
RIZES, Greece — When I mention our family's village in Greece, I usually write that Rizes is the most beautiful village in the universe.
And it is.
Your family's village might also be the most beautiful. This is possible. I understand that. But...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 1:20 PM
ATHENS -- It all started Wednesday morning when a man in Constitution Square reportedly shouted that he didn't want to leave his children in debt and then fatally shot himself in the head.
The man, a 77-year-old retired pharmacist, instantly became a...
| Apr 5, 2012
There’s no doubt that Chicago is a world-class city. Through events such as the upcoming NATO summit, Chicago influences global affairs. And Chicago is influenced by international developments as well. You only need to stop at the gas station to see...
| Apr 6, 2012
ATHENS, Greece — It is easy to throw a rock, and there have been plenty thrown here lately, a common ritual, almost not newsworthy, with the anarchists and hooligans smashing big pieces of marble and throwing the chunks at police, at the government,...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 2:38 PM
ATHENS, Greece -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will step down as his government's leader, the country's president announced Sunday night -- agreeing to do so on the condition that the controversial 130 billion euro bailout deal is approved.
| Nov 22, 2011
| 4:06 PM
An Athens Area Schools high school student has been expelled amid allegations of inappropriate contact with a younger student earlier this month.
Seventeen year old Justin Logan was suspended from the Athens school at first, but eventually expelled....
| Nov 27, 2011
It's impossible not to get a sense of déjà vu reading "The Angel Esmeralda," the first book of short stories in Don DeLillo's 40-year career. The themes here are echoes — of one another, yes, but even more, of the issues that have defined DeLillo'...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 1:56 PM
First, just to be clear, Gospel Music in this case has nothng to do with gospel music. It's the name of an indie-pop band from Jacksonville, Florida.
Owen Holmes, known as bassist for Black Kids, records under that name. Today's free tune comes from...