May 24, 2011
Question: Baxter, my 6-year-old Miniature Schnauzer, defecates or urinates wherever my new husband is around. The last straw was when Baxter left both "gifts" on our bed at 3 a.m. Before this, Baxter only had rare accidents when I was away too long. I've tried diapers, rewards, punishment and extra walks, all to no avail. Now, we keep Baxter in the dog run during the day and the garage at night. We're both miserable with this arrangement. Any advice? — S.S., Cyberspace Answer: Rule out a potential physical issue first with your veterinarian, says Susan McCullough, author of "Housetraining for Dummies" (Wiley Publishing, New York, NY, 2009; $16.99)
November 20, 2010
When they're growing up very few people ever question what they're told about God. God's story is a cultural idea created to explain where they came from, why they exist, how to behave, and what happens after they die. The story of God is interesting because it dominates the way many people think, react, and feel. Recently, I proposed 21 questions that people ask about God, and I have started to post the answers on our center's websites, http://www.cslnm.org and http://www.
October 21, 2010
James Lee, a former Daily Pilot sports editor and veteran Southern California journalist, has died. He was 39. Lee, a married father of two children, died at home in Riverside on Oct. 15. He succumbed to infections brought on by heavy doses of chemotherapy used to treat a brain tumor, his wife, Danielle Lee, confirmed Wednesday. Lee was hired by Times Community News, or TCN, a division of the Los Angeles Times that publishes the Daily Pilot and other newspapers, in 1999. He was first assigned to Our Times, a now defunct publication that served the Inland Empire.
October 14, 2010
SANTA ANA — After 82 total points scored, after more than three hours of high school football, it all came down to the left leg of Godinez High junior kicker Alex Hernandez. Hernandez split the uprights with the kick at Segerstrom High. He also broke some hearts on the Costa Mesa sideline. His conversion kick in the third overtime helped the host Grizzlies outlast the Mustangs, 42-41, in a wild game that was the Orange Coast League opener for both teams Thursday night.
June 26, 2010
As Gulf Coast residents suffer from their loss of beaches and bays, residents of Newport can enjoy their water and sand for exactly the same reason – oil. For 30 years the city of Newport Beach has been operating its own oil wells on Banning Ranch. All of the revenue from crude and natural gas goes straight to the city's coffers, into a fund for beach and bay maintenance. And it's not a small amount – in 2009 the city sold $1.8 million worth of black gold. That's a serious chunk at a time when the city was facing a $12 million budget deficit.
June 15, 2010
Winifred Mary Weber, born in Los Angeles, passed away June 3 at the age of 86 in Carlsbad. A long-time resident of Newport Beach, she is survived by her son Douglas Weber and her granddaughter Marina Weber of San Diego, and Santa Fe, N.M., and her daughter Cynthia Zack of Marietta, Ga. Winnie was a life-long racing and cruising sailor and an avid golfer. She belonged to Balboa Yacht Club, Santa Ana Country Club and Shadowridge Country Club. Her steadfast character and loving kindness will be missed by all who knew her. Contributions or donations in her name may be made to the charity of your choice.
April 16, 2010
South Coast Plaza plans to become the first shopping center in the nation to provide electric vehicle charging stations. The shopping destination teamed up with Campbell, Calif.-based Coulomb Technologies to provide so-called ChargePoint stations for its customers. “We’re incredibly excited,” said Beverly Morgan, South Coast Plaza spokeswoman. “We’ve been demonstrating environmental leadership, I think, for quite some time, and it’s so exciting to us to be the first shopping center in the U.S. to offer this Coulomb Technologies network to our customers.
March 15, 2010
Sometimes there is no explanation for the things that happen to us ? for those events that cause us to pause for a moment and realize that we have just participated in something very special. A few weeks ago, my wife, Cay, celebrated our anniversary by giving me the gift of a future weekend in the Phoenix area to watch the Anaheim Angels (sorry, but I cannot bring myself to write ?Los Angeles Angels?) and the Chicago Cubs play in a spring training game in Tempe, Ariz. Cay had been in touch with Karol Nesdale, a former colleague of mine, to see if she and her husband, Mike, would be in Phoenix, as Karol and Mike have made the March trip for a few years.
January 1, 2010
As a religious leader in the community, what kind of New Year’s resolutions would you encourage your congregants to observe in 2010? And how would you persuade them to stick to those resolutions? I believe the new year is a time to get back to basics. We would do well to remember that everything should begin with God’s inspiration and continue with his saving help. I am encouraging people to examine their prayer lives and to strongly consider spending at least some time in prayer each day, at least at the beginning of the day and right before retiring for the evening.