When Sora Prakash lived in Texas during his senior year in high school, most people thought he was Hispanic.
Perched on my general practitioner's examining table Monday, I waited to renew a prescription.
Whenever I'm asked where I went to secondary school, I'm tempted to say Green Chip High School of Costa Mesa.
In a recent column, I observed that the Corona del Mar High School cheating scandal highlighted the over-reliance on outside tutors.
Did you hear the one about the guy who went onto Wikipedia and deleted 47,000 instances of the phrase "comprised of"?
Hey, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Ukraine, Russia. Lay down your arms.
When Irma Ronses arrived in the U.S. in 1985, she didn't know how to speak English.
When enough people use a word wrong, eventually it becomes right. That's how every word in the language came to be. People started using a word differently than before (read: wrong) and it caught on and at one point started being right.
Remember when we were kids? Everybody had tonsillectomies. Then adenoid surgeries. Then tubes in the ears.
Robert Holton remembers vividly when he became an artist. It was a spring day in April 2003, after his wife died of cancer.
Danglers are an extremely important language concept. Not so much for writers as for jokesters. Danglers in writing and speech don't necessarily hurt the reader. Often the message comes across just fine despite this dreaded error.
I stood on the sand in Huntington Beach, thrilled to see my son, a surfer, glide along the waves — surrounded by a pod of dolphins!
It's been a sad week in Laguna. We have learned that the man accused of driving the car that killed cyclist John Colvin in June is Dylan Randluby, one of our own. Just 20 years old.
Change it up. Recently, these words turned a morning walk into a mid-morning walk. It was, as change often is, a good thing.
Last week I pandered by writing about something I knew we would all agree on: the great weather we've been having.
All it took was one week on "American Idol" for Adam Lasher to win over the judges, become a role model for diabetes and be spoofed by Jimmy Fallon.
We couldn't join our friends, Julie and Scott, for dinner before the theater, so we agreed to rendezvous at the show.
Drag queens are back in Laguna Beach.
We just learned 2014 was the hottest recorded year on the planet. I remember January of last year. It was like, well, January this year. Brilliant. Except for the minor inconvenience of being in a severe drought. Somehow our lawns are still green and our landscapes lush.
Readers, I'm telling you first.