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  • Emmy-winning writer Bell, teacher Giroux among Newport Harbor Hall of Fame inductees

    Emmy-winning writer Bell, teacher Giroux among Newport Harbor Hall of Fame inductees
    The seeds for becoming an award-winning writer were planted at Newport Harbor High for Maria Arena Bell.
  • City Lights: Cross-cultural director's success means no headlines

    City Lights: Cross-cultural director's success means no headlines
    Monday morning, I sat in the office of a man who might have already prevented the next Ferguson. Might. That's a tantalizing word, but as hard to dismiss as it is to prove. Kevin Huie, the director of the Cross-Cultural Center at UC Irvine, isn't what...

    A Word, Please: How to be an idiom savant

    Here's my favorite sentence: "Aren't I?" In recent months, I've trotted it out half a dozen times to end an argument about grammar. It works. Better than any other sentence I know, "Aren't I?" illustrates an important fact about grammar: It's not all...

    Amateur singers get their moment in spotlight

    Amateur singers get their moment in spotlight
    The road to musical literacy is long, and for some at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Monday night, it may have begun with Laura Harrison's fingers. Harrison, a music educator and classical and jazz vocalist, led a class of about 30 adults in a...

    White on Rice bloggers turn backyard mess into 'Bountiful' garden

    White on Rice bloggers turn backyard mess into 'Bountiful' garden
    They found the home listing in the PennySaver, of all places. Todd Porter and Diane Cu barely glanced at the interior of the run-down three-bedroom, two-bathroom house when they arrived for a walk-through, and instead they headed straight to the sprawling...