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The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's Commodores Club is asking for the public's help finding a theme for this year's annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Decked-out boats will travel the 14.7-mile route around Newport Harbor nightly from Dec....
Tags: Religious Festivals
In Rafa Lara's film "Cinco de Mayo: The Battle," calendar dates are superimposed over the action counting down to May 5 — the day in 1862 when a ragtag Mexican army defeated France in the fight for independence. It may not be the only countdown...
Q: My wife and I had a discussion last night concerning the different time periods we actually celebrate Easter. Sometimes, Easter is in mid-April, and sometimes in early March. We celebrate the birth of Christ on Dec. 25 every year, yet there's no...
Q: I suppose you'd call me a "Christmas and Easter" kind of Christian, because those are about the only days I go to church (except for weddings or funerals). Why should I bother doing any more? — L.W. A: Although I hope that someday you'll...
Tags: Religious Festivals, Human Interest, Easter
Thank you, dear readers, for your many kind comments on my column welcoming Pope Francis to the world of healing and hope. I'm truly excited to see his first humble and gracious acts, and I hope they presage a time of new beginnings and old continuities...
Tags: Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Egypt, Passover, Francis I
Did St. Patrick's Day sneak up on you like a leprechaun this year? Here's a sampling of festivities around Newport-Mesa, so you'll be sure to get your fill of Guinness, corned beef and green party paraphernalia: * Muldoon's (202 Newport Center Drive)...
Get in on the fun of Stein Mart's one-year anniversary Saturday at The Market Place in Irvine. The store is giving away eight $50 gift cards throughout the day and a free pair of spa socks to the first 250 customers who make a purchase, according to a...
Not long ago I wrote a column about how sometimes in terms like "teachers' union" and "homeowners' policy" the apostrophe is optional. If you really mean that the first noun possesses the second, an apostrophe makes sense. But if the first noun is...
Tags: Authors, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Family, April Fools' Day
The last time the Newport Harbor High girls' water polo team made the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship match, Christina O'Beck was a bit disappointed. Sure, she was thrilled for the Sailors, who came from behind to top rival Corona del Mar...
A giant snake sat coiled in the center of South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court, keeping watch over a bounty of oversized coins, lush flowers and stacks of oranges. In its clutches was a glittering bronze fan, and red paper lanterns suspended from bamboo...
According to Gisberto Bertucci, there are two ways to get anywhere in the universe: your imagination or through a black hole. "Why would God create such a large landscape if we can't see it?" he mused Friday morning on a bus trundling down Coast Highway...
Tags: Starbucks Corp., Chess Playing, Consumers
According to Tom Salata, the Serbian Christmas is on Jan. 7, because all Serbian religious holidays are still on the Gregorian calendar. "We celebrate it in honor of our parents," he added. Host for the luncheon were the Salata brothers, Paul, Jon, Tom...
Tags: Religious Festivals, Christianity, Swimming, Sports, Mountains
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