2015 Archive Stories

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  • 'Hobbit' conquers box office for third weekend BY JAKE COYLE
    Hollywood kicked off the New Year on a positive note, with three films vying closely for the weekend box-office title that nevertheless remained with “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” for the third straight week. Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth finale took in $21.9 million for Warner Bros., according to studio e
    Sun Jan 04, 2015
  • Costa Mesa man arrested in Disneyland ticket scam By ALMA FAUSTO
    A 26-year-old Costa Mesa man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of selling fake Disneyland tickets, police announced Friday. Jonathan Olsen was arrested after a woman reported to police that the tickets she had bought from him through a Craigslist advertisement were not real, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department.  Th
    Fri Jan 02, 2015
  • How to see art from famous court cases BY KELLY PUENTE
    NEWPORT BEACH – From O.J. Simpson to Charles Manson, courtroom illustrators have had front-row seats to some of the country’s most famous trials. Now the public can view the work of three award-winning courtroom illustrators – Elizabeth Williams, Bill Robles and Aggie Kenny – in a special exhibit that opened Frida
    Fri Jan 02, 2015
  • Playing the man behind the piano BY AMERICA HERNANDEZ
    For 15 years Hershey Felder has made a career of introducing audiences to great composers, pulling from artists’ melodies and memories to tell stories of the men behind the music. He returns Tuesday to the Laguna Playhouse, where he premiered his Franz Liszt show last year, this time transforming into iconic American songwriter Irvi
    Fri Jan 02, 2015
  • Donna Douglas, star of 'Beverly Hillbillies' as Elly May Clampett, dies at 81 By: STAFF
    Donna Douglas, best known as the perky, but stubborn Elly May Clampett on 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' has died in her Louisiana home, reports said. She was 81.  Douglas' gra
    Fri Jan 02, 2015