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  • The Crowd: An olive leaf for the New Year

    The Crowd: An olive leaf for the New Year
    In the Eastern Hemisphere, the Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, is the most important holiday occasion on the annual calendar. In Orange County, the Lunar New Year celebration, which begins Feb. 10, is being observed...
  • Off Center and all together

    Off Center and all together
    Natalia Kaliada has faced rejection from arts facilities, endured police raids, been arrested and lived in exile for more than two years. All of that for one cause: a relentless commitment to free thought and expression. As the founding co-artistic...
  • Newport teen to ride in inauguration

    Newport teen to ride in inauguration
    This week, Ellery Sever has been riding a black horse through frigid temperatures in Culver, Ind., while "Video Killed the Radio Star" and "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)" blast on loudspeakers. Sever, 18, of Newport Beach, is preparing to ride in...
  • Sitting out the inauguration

     Sitting out the inauguration
    For the Kerr family of Newport Beach, presidential inaugurations run in the blood. Robert Kerr attended Lyndon B. Johnson's inauguration parade in 1965. His son, Alexander Kerr, was at Barack Obama's on Monday. They both went as part of the Culver...
  • Parade gets last hurrah

    Parade gets last hurrah
    Organizers of the 104th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will celebrate one last hurrah — more specifically, the Last Hurrah — at the event's annual awards dinner and auction Friday night. Topped by a VW surf bus made of LED lights, the...
  • The 'short' story of the Oscars

     The 'short' story of the Oscars
    By the time Kief Davidson got his Oscar nomination last week, he had gone through all the highs and lows of a Hollywood career: heartbreak, success, hopelessness and out-of-the-blue comebacks. And that was just between 3 and 5 a.m. The director, whose...
  • Letters From The Editor: Staying awake through all that jazz

    My wife and I are trying to raise our daughter to appreciate the arts — not in a nose-in-the-air way, but in a manner that recognizes the importance of helping her develop both sides of the brain. We want her to know a little bit more about...
  • New location, same great event

    New location, same great event
    A 65-year-old tradition turned a new page Saturday with Fairview Park in Costa Mesa hosting the annual Fish Fry and Carnival. To some, it was a tradition broken, but for past Lions Club president Jim Ferryman, every deep fryer has a silver lining. "I...
  • Roads closing for Boat Parade

    Drivers should keep an eye out for road closures in Newport Beach during the Christmas Boat Parade, police said Monday. A Newport Beach Police Department news release said depending on traffic flow each night of the parade, left-turn lanes from westbound...
  • Sunday's Calendar

    SUNDAY Fish Fry and Carnival The 65th annual Fish Fry and Carnival, presented by the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club, continues at its new location in Fairview Park, 2525 Placentia Ave. Costa Mesa, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information,...
  • The Crowd: Cindy McCain visits for veterans

     The Crowd: Cindy McCain visits for veterans
    Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain (R-Ariz.), came into Newport Beach on Friday evening for a special dinner at the Ritz Restaurant in Fashion Island. Cindy McCain is a double Blue Star Mom, a member of an...
  • Orange County Children's Book Festival is Sunday

    Sports and reading might seem like opposite hobbies, but they will come together Sunday. Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former baseball player Kenny Berry and basketball player Chris Duley are just some of the 100 authors expected to attend the...