How I Survive … the Injury I Warn My Patients About

Christopher Ninh, an orthopedic surgeon based in Fountain Valley, discusses what he learned after rupturing his Achilles’ tendonI was playing in three basketball leagues — playing...

How I Survive … Playing Water Polo as an Amputee

Chapman University sophomore Wilson Parnell talks about sports, psychology, and the struggles of being differentFibular hemimelia is the name of the condition I was born...

How I Survive … An Invisible Illness

Will Schmidt, of Laguna Niguel, explains how long-distance paddling helps him manage his depressionAs far back as I can remember, I’ve dealt with depression....

How I Survive … Raising a Blind Child

Bridget Skvarla, of Anaheim, on learning to let her son face obstacles and live his own lifeMy son Andrew was born at six...

Why Ashton Sachs Says He Shot His Family

Last Feb. 9, Orange County sheriff’s deputies responding to a 911 call arrived about 2 a.m. at the three-story hillside mansion that Brad and...

Growing Up in Santa Ana

Everybody has a story to tell, and I love to listen. This past September, I had the privilege of premiering my play “The Long...

How William Pereira Got the Job to Design Irvine and UC Irvine

The UC Board of Regents voted in 1959 to build two new campuses, one in the north and one in the south. The board wanted sites spacious enough to allow for growth, but close enough to population centers to draw on metropolitan life. Hiring William Pereira’s former partner Charles Luckman to locate Southern California sites (with Pereira watching), the vast Irvine Ranch was selected. It was mostly pastureland in 1960, but the center of Southern California’s population was moving toward this part of Orange County

Compare and Contrast Those Fast Force Daughters

Click here for our feature story on John Force: "The 300-MPH Burn Rate".Force Daughter Ashley Brittany  CourtneyBorn 1982 1986 1988Racing Former driver, now president of John Force Entertainment Drives top fuel...

The Collectible John Force

As part of his relentless quest for revenue to finance his racing empire, John Force has licensed a mind-boggling array of products that trade on his name. (Click here for our feature story on John Force: "The 300-MPH Burn Rate".) A few of the more exotic items: