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Commentary: Each woman is an individual when it comes to cancer screening

Some researchers recommend that women get mammograms annually after age 40. Others suggest the test is best if women receive it every other year starting at age 50.

Commentary: Become breast-cancer aware no matter your family history

When I ask patients if they perform regular breast self-exams I often hear, "no," and the excuse, "I'm not high-risk."

Commentary: Newport Beach should continue to stay the course

As we approach the Nov. 4 election, Newport Beach residents have been receiving campaign literature in support of the candidates running for the City Council.

Commentary: Charter would give Costa Mesa autonomy from state

Costa Mesa has $228 million in unfunded pension liability, money we owe to past and present city employees.

Commentary: Out-of-town partisans are trying to influence Newport

As a lifelong Republican and a resident of Newport Beach for 55 years, I am saddened to see the intrusion of some ultra-partisan party leaders advancing an agenda in Newport Beach that has nothing to do with the Republican values held by Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.

Commentary: Employee unions are paying for Costa Mesa political mail

My household has received a number of political mailers from out-of-town government employee unions, each endorsing council candidates Katrina Foley and Jay Humphrey and opposing the proposed Costa Mesa charter, Measure O.

Mailbag: Measure Y would decrease dependency on cars

I am perplexed by the argument against Measure Y.

Commentary: Why I will not vote to reelect the mayor

I've watched and written about Mayor Jim Righeimer since he arrived in Costa Mesa from Fountain Valley.

Mailbag: Savary is a good alternative to Rohrabacher

I'm a Republican, and I am tired of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) representing me.

Commentary: Look at the changes — just what Costa Mesa needs

Our family has resided on the Westside since before Costa Mesa was incorporated in 1953, which means we have seen a great deal of change.

Columns

Apodaca: Balance of creativity, test scores needed

In 1958, psychologist E. Paul Torrance developed a novel idea for a test, which he and his fellow researchers administered to about 400 Minneapolis children.

My Answer: God is ready for imperfection

Q: If I become a Christian, will I have to be perfect? A friend of mine is urging me to ask Jesus to come into my life, but I don't think I'd ever be able to do what God requires. — P.C.F.

The God Squad: Letting go of anger is our only healthy option

Q: I was raised in the Episcopal Church, and even though a good Christian will forgive someone who's hurt you, I'm having a very difficult time forgiving my ex-husband for all he did to hurt our two daughters. He's never asked for my forgiveness. However, last year, at his stepson's wedding, he...

Friends of the Libraries: The library will now accept your dreams

"What I want to be when I grow up" is the topic of this year's essay and photography contests sponsored by the Costa Mesa Library Foundation.

Editorials

Editorial: City should air Eastside debate

Costa Mesa City Hall recently decided not to broadcast the Oct. 2 political forum sponsored by the Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors' Group. The city's election counsel had concerns about dedicating public funds and city staff time toward political events or activities.

Orange County toll road blues

Like many other toll roads across the nation, those in Orange County have gone cashless. Motorists who aren't equipped with a transponder are supposed to set up an online credit card account with the Transportation Corridor Agencies — their license plates are read automatically and their...

Editorial: Adams fence is a necessary evil

The school board recently made one of those unpopular but necessary decisions of the post-Isla Vista, post-Sandy Hook, post-Fort Hood, post-Aurora, post-Virginia Tech, post-Littleton, post-etc. world.

Editorial: David Stiller set a good example

Community service isn't what it used to be. You sign up for a city committee these days and you're met with brickbats and backhands, critiques and criticism, not to mention marathon meetings. Sometimes you deserve the criticism, sometimes you don't.

Editorial: You should have 'good cause' to carry a gun

As you've likely read, the Orange County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to hire 15 retired sheriff's deputies to process an increase in applications for concealed-weapons permits. They did this in response to a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that will allow more people to carry guns...

Editorial: Cheating scandal exposes unrealistic expectations

The alleged cheating scandal at Corona del Mar High School is an interesting case study in how students in one of the county's top-performing high schools responded to intense pressure to succeed. We're talking about a world where some children feel like their lives are over if they don't gain...

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