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  • Friends of the Libraries: Libraries provide bang for your buck

    Some years ago, I was talking to a city official about the need to expand our library space in Costa Mesa. I was told that libraries didn't produce money, so it was hard to get the public to invest in a bond issue. I wish I had known then what I have since learned: that libraries do bring a strong return on investment to the community.
  • Costa Mesa's Wendy Leece gearing up for life after public office

    Costa Mesa's Wendy Leece gearing up for life after public office
    After accolades upon accolades had poured in, outgoing Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece, wearing a new dress she recently bought at South Coast Plaza, faced the audience in front of the speaker's podium. She had received compliments that evening from...

    Check It Out: Classic films worth checking out

    The holidays are the perfect time to watch memorable films. Where to start? Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times, wrote a book called "Not to be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film." The Newport Beach Public Library...

    Friends of the Libraries: Libraries have a wish list too

    With the holiday season upon us, I hope that those who like to give during this time of year will consider giving to our libraries — either through the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries to support the current facilities (address contributions to...

    Check It Out: Media Lab awaits your experiments

    When the phone rings at the Newport Beach Central Library, I never know what to expect, but I always welcome new challenges and questions. Will the wonderful customer on the other end want the new J.D. Salinger collection? Information on tonight's...