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Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show

February 1, 2015 • 2015, Entertainment, People & Profiles, ToddlersComments (0)

The Guy from the Sun Comes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts A cross between “Yellow Submarine” and Dr. Seuss. That’s how the New York Times described the fantastical world surrounding Gustafer Yellowgold, the guy from the sun who landed in the Minnesota woods. Gustafer is the brainchild of singer, songwriter and dad, Morgan [&hellip...

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Bo Benna Parties

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, Entertainment, Home Life, January 2015, People & ProfilesComments (0)

The Colorful Touch that Makes the Party All the details involved in hosting a recent party at our home were a little overwhelming. Because it was an event for 30+ second graders, planning presented even more of a challenge because we wanted to make sure the...

Beyond Behavior and Language

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Cover Story, December 2014, Education & Learning, People & Profiles, ToddlersComments (0)

Can social interaction-based teaching unlock new possibilities of independence for children with autism? As heart wrenching as the prospect of an empty nest can be, parents are ultimately interested in seeing their children lead happily independent lives. For...

Touching Lives with Hope

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, December 2014, Education & Learning, People & Profiles, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

KidWorks in Santa Ana is Restoring At-Risk Neighborhoods, One Life at a Time Sixteen-year-old Sandra Cervantes grew up on Townsend Street, one of the toughest gang neighborhoods in Santa Ana. As a girl, she knew where the gangsters hung out and after school...

Future Stars

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, December 2014, People & Profiles, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

Local Girl Selected for Prestigious USA Gymnastics’ “Future Stars” Program in Rhythmic Gymnastics Tis the season when competitions begin for rhythmic gymnasts and Laguna Hills-based Irene School of Rhythmic Gymnastics is going for gold. The Irene School...

Tis the Season for Helping

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, November 2014, People & ProfilesComments (1)

How local families in need are staying fed, housed and cheered this holiday season We live in a beautiful place. People vacation here, dream about living here. The holidays are fast approaching, so everything will soon be decorated with twinkling lights and...

One Student, One Teacher

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Cover Story, Education & Learning, October 2014, People & Profiles, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

How Halstrom Academy designs academic paths for individual success hen you stop and think about it, traditional schools are strangely amazing. Put hundreds, often thousands, of pre-teens or teens into a few square acres and a handful of buildings, with a 40:1...

Students, Sports and Success

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, October 2014, People & Profiles, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Local Organizations Changing the World Through Sport The norm has always been academics first. To stay on the team, you have to have good grades and stay out of trouble. But what if being on the team is what is keeping kids safe and boosting their academic...

Golf, Dinner & Dogs

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, October 2014, People & Profiles, Special Events, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

Team Lauren Tee’s it Up to Fight Epilepsy on the Local Level South Orange County resident Lauren Marshall was a beautiful, fun-loving 24-year-old with a contagious smile and the world at her fingertips. She also battled epilepsy from the time she was in...

Fairmont Homestay: Hosting International Students Can Be an Experience of a Lifetime

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Cover Story, Education & Learning, People & Profiles, September 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Attending a top 100 university, as defined by U.S. News & World Report, is not only a goal for U.S. students; it’s a goal for many international students as well. To prepare for studying at a notable American university, international families send...