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  • Check It Out: Want to know your Newport? Visit the library

    The Newport Beach Public Library is home to many resources about the city, from books in our local-history collection to access to local high school yearbooks and local directories, genealogical information from subscription databases, microfilm dating to periodicals from the 1920s and more.
  • Set designer gets 'Whipping Man' into shape

    Set designer gets 'Whipping Man' into shape
    In the course of designing scenery for "The Whipping Man," South Coast Repertory's upcoming play, Tom Buderwitz discovered that "period piece" wasn't quite an adequate term. That ought to be "periods," plural. After researching Georgian architecture...

    Checking In With: Goat Hill Tavern makes list of 'Diviest Dive Bars'

    Checking In With: Goat Hill Tavern makes list of 'Diviest Dive Bars'
    Urban Dictionary — hey, what more appropriate source is there? — defines a dive bar as "a well-worn, unglamorous bar, often serving a cheap, simple selection of drinks to a regular clientele." Costa Mesa's Goat Hill Tavern, which recently...

    Reel Critics: 'Selma' is a superb depiction of history

    Modern cinema is full of fictional comic book heroes fighting fictional villains. They survive wild exploits, but their phony lives are never really in jeopardy. In contrast, "Selma" recreates a tumultuous time in American history when true heroes rose up...

    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." What they mean is that they don't have a family history of breast cancer or the BRCA gene mutation associated with a higher risk for...