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The holiday season still sparkles at Newport's Ritz Restaurant. Stopped in for lunch Tuesday to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary and found that the Christmas lights were still ablaze as Ritz restaurateur Ray Jacobi greeted the arriving crush,...
Three years ago Mark Harper was "strung out on heroin" in a Newport Boulevard motel. One day he walked across the street, led, he said, by the Holy Spirit to The Crossing Church, where he received his first Bible. He has been in recovery ever since....
Protest the protest. That's been the rallying motto as of late for the organizers of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade amid an organized effort to boycott the 104-year-old tradition. And, by most accounts, it's working. More than 90 boats have...
Over the years, I have watched harbor users take their boats out for weekly Thursday afternoon cruises, gather for lunch, or just meet for coffee every day. Back in the '80s, I always wanted to join the guys on the Chris Craft 41 "Wild Turkey"; in the...
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This week, we will join together in the spirit of gratitude and hopefulness as we celebrate one of the oldest and most revered American customs. We're going shopping. Yes, folks, it's that time of year again when we descend like crazed hordes on...
The rest of the country might be gearing up for Thanksgiving, but at South Coast Plaza, Christmas officially began Thursday evening. The shopping destination hosted its 31st annual tree lighting ceremony at Town Plaza Center with traditional carolers,...
Never mind that Thanksgiving is only about a week away. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Fashion Island signaled the beginning of the Christmas season Tuesday evening when its 92-foot white fir tree, which is located in the Neiman Marcus-...
Late October brings many strange creatures to the library, just in time for Halloween. Popular culture is once again infatuated — smitten, even — with dark characters suffering from vampiric curses, terribly monstrous afflictions and other...
Since I was a member of a Costa Mesa city charter commission in 1971, I have followed with great interest the debate about Measure V. Our mission then was to improve the quality of governance for our city. First, I want to commend Mayor Pro Tem Jim...
In my previous two columns I wrote about the halting journey toward infusing technology in education, and promising projects underway at some schools. Yet, for all its potential, technology will be wasted without a concurrent overhaul in teaching...
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The 21st annual Medallion Debutante Ball sponsored by the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa introduced 10 young ladies to Orange County society. The June 30 gala unfolded at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa and was chaired by Kathryn...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Personal Service
A framed image of Jesus, presented as the Good Shepherd, hung from the wall of my childhood bedroom. He stood in a verdant pasture, staff in hand, lovingly providing for and sheltering the sheep of his flock gathered around him. That picture shaped my...
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