| May 23, 2010
I was warned that meals during my March trip to South Africa would revolve around red meat. But I didn't know it would appear in a shriveled state similar to jerky.
Biltong, as it's called — from the Dutch words bil, or buttocks, and tong, or strip...
| Jan 10, 2010
Frank Ramirez, known to generations of customers as Mr. Panchito in honor of the Mexican restaurant he owned for more than 35 years in San Gabriel, has died. He was 88.
Ramirez died Dec. 18 at a San Gabriel hospital a week after having a heart attack,...
| Feb 22, 2010
| 9:17 PM
LAGUNA NIGUEL -- An Orange County man dubbed the "Blue Note Bandit" by authorities pleaded not guilty Monday to robbing 14 grocery store bank branches in about 2 months.
If convicted on all counts, 50-year-old David Camp faces 18 years in prison.
| Jun 9, 2010
| 8:34 PM
SANTA ANA -- There are questions Wednesday night over actions of Orange County Sheriff's deputies after they failed to detain or arrest one of their own following an alleged DUI accident. That deputy was later involved in a crash that seriously injured...
| Jun 11, 2010
Fifth District Supervisor Pat Bates was reelected Tuesday, running unopposed for the first time in her 25-year political career.
Her focus in the new term will pretty much mirror the priorities of her first term.
In a presentation she made in May to...
| Jun 11, 2010
| 2:53 PM
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Until two years ago, George Powell didn't think about recycling.
At that time, he was 56, had been mostly retired for four years and was spending most of his time with his young son and golfing.
It was on a field trip to the...
| Jun 18, 2010
| 12:47 AM
The UPS Store from Laguna Beach Little League lost to the Aliso Viejo Angels, 3-1, June 11 in the second round of the Little League District 55 Tournament of Champions Minor Division tournament at Riddle Field in Laguna Beach.
The TOC places all the...
| Jan 20, 2010
In the 1987 family photo, Maggie Baumann's red shirt is tucked tightly over a flat stomach. She smiles next to her husband and their 1-year-old sitting in a high chair.
She's six months pregnant and starving herself, she writes on the popular blog,...
| Jun 23, 2010
| 3:05 PM
Diane's Hallmark store at 659 Foothill Blvd. will close its doors Saturday after 31 years in La Caņada Flintridge. Original owners Durwood and Darlene Barnett cited the ill effects of the economic recession and a failure to reach a new lease agreement for...
| Jun 24, 2010
| 5:31 PM
Laguna Beach Little League All-Star teams begin postseason play this weekend at the District 55 All-Star Tournament.
The double-elimination event starts Saturday for the Little League, 10/11 and 9/10 All-Stars. The Junior All-Stars tournament begins...
| Jun 24, 2010
| 6:44 PM
Trolleys are a summer happening
The summer free trolleys and buses are amazing. Not only do they transport visitors from place to place from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m., but lots of Lagunatics, including our younger residents, can go to their favorite...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 5:03 PM
The season has come to an end for three of four Laguna Beach Little League All-Star teams.
All three squads began play Saturday in the Little League District 55 All-Star Tournament and each was eliminated this week from the double-elimination event.