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  • Snoopy House an inviting tradition

    Snoopy House an inviting tradition
    On a cloudless Friday night in Costa Mesa, the powers that be at City Hall made it snow. The white stuff, sprinkling down onto throngs of gleeful children, was part of a festive evening that marked the opening of the 47th annual Snoopy House. Some 200 families, politicians and city staff visited the hay-covered City Hall lawn to enjoy the winter tradition.
  • Carnett: That little babe in the manger is actually the king

    Christmas is about the babe in the manger. Let's face it. Most of us are comfortable with Jesus as the helpless infant. He's innocent, vulnerable, humble and a threat to no one. It may also be convenient for us to treat him as nothing more than a...

    Community & Clubs: Ending a productive year with roses

    Community & Clubs: Ending a productive year with roses
    This is a busy time of the year for service clubs in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Some club members are ringing the Salvation Army bells and staffing the donation kettles at local shopping centers. Other clubs are delivering food and Christmas gifts to...

    A Word, Please: Blame powerful S for messing us up

    Around this time of year, I usually give out advice about how to avoid the errors people make forming plurals and possessives on their holiday cards. You know, like how some people goof up and write "Merry Christmas from the Smith's" or "Holiday party...

    Reel Critics: Action overwhelms in 'Hobbit'

    Reel Critics: Action overwhelms in 'Hobbit'
    Director Peter Jackson gets his mojo back in the latest installment of the "Hobbit" series. "The Desolation of Smaug" recaptures the alluring mixture of mythical adventure, fantastic landscapes and epic struggle that made Tolkien's books into the enduring...