December 7, 2005
Women Helping Women gives business clothing to those getting back on their feet. `They made me feel beautiful,' recipient says. Eighteen months ago, Santa Ana resident Michelle Howard was unemployed and recovering from a drug addiction. Since then, she said she has undergone a major transformation. She credits her turnaround to services provided by Women Helping Women, a nonprofit organization that offers free business attire, image consulting and an employment search support to low-income women.
February 10, 2003
Paul Clinton Gina De Michael puts a little of herself into each pastry sold at Pacific Whey Cafe & Baking Co. That goes for the currant scones, bulging muffins and pizza-shaped cinnamon custard danish. "Everything we make is full of two things: love and butter," De Michael said. "We just make it the old-fashioned way." Pacific Whey's homey, comfortable atmosphere and wildly popular baked goods tend to draw eager diners from as close as the homes along San Miguel Road to as far as Riverside and San Diego counties, De Michael said.
June 14, 2005
HUMBERTO CASPA Monique Molina is only 6 years old. She may not be as articulate as Edward James Olmos, or as funny as George Lopez, but she is more entertaining and charismatic than the two of them put together, and as talented as Jennifer Lopez. As soon as I walked into the Girls Inc. building on Anaheim Street in Costa Mesa, Monique stood up in front of me and extended her arms. With a gleeful face, she shook my hand. "Welcome to Girls Inc.," she said.
September 8, 2002
Barry Faulkner Spectators attending Newport Harbor High girls volleyball matches this fall may want to find seats as far away from the net as possible in order to avoid any repetitive motion disorders that may afflict the necks of those witnessing the back-and-forth of the Sailors' marathon rallies. "Hopefully, we can be like Manuel Orantes when he won the 1975 U.S. Open," Newport Harbor Coach Dan Glenn said. "All he did was keep the ball in play and that's our philosophy this year.
August 4, 2004
Rick Devereux Southern California used to be known as a factory of churning out professional surfers. Jack Haley, from Sunset Beach. Corky Carroll, from Surfside. Jerricho Poppler, from Long Beach. If you look at the leaderboard of the recent U.S. Open of Surfing, no one in the final rounds of the men's or women's divisions is from Southern California. San Clemente's Brendan White was first and Colin McPhilips did finish second in the longboard division, though.
June 13, 2002
Deirdre Newman Like the trees that have grown with the UC Irvine campus, William Schonfeld's roots at the university run deep. Schonfeld, a 32-year faculty member, has served as dean of the School of Social Sciences for 20 years, but he will retire at the end of the month to resume teaching. In his two-decade tenure as dean, Schonfeld has left an indelible imprint on the school, including graduating more students than any other school in the university.
June 25, 2008
“Not to be shocking means to agree to be furniture.” Scrawled in an upper corner of an Orange County Museum of Art hallway, the phrase suits the times, as three new art shows bring the scandalous, the avant-garde and the satirical to Orange County. The Orange County Museum of Art has launched a major new retrospective of the works of Peter Saul, compiled from the past several decades. Saul is a controversial pioneer of pop art whose works, called “sick jokes” by Robert Storr, the curator and dean of the Yale School of Art, inspired legions of fans.