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  • Frances Jean Anderson Bury November 9, 1921 - November 18, 2014

    Frances Jean Anderson Bury</br> November 9, 1921 - November 18, 2014
    Surrounded by close family members, Frances Jean Anderson Bury was called to her Lord the morning of November 18, 2014 at her home of 54 years on Lido Isle. Frances Jean was born in Turlock, California to Esther and Joseph Anderson. A bright and...
  • 'Charlotte's Web' challenge: Dressing 4- and 8-legged creatures

    'Charlotte's Web' challenge: Dressing 4- and 8-legged creatures
    Creating an animal, insect or rodent costume can be so tricky. But leave it to Soojin Lee, the costume designer at South Coast Repertory, to evoke characters for the theater's children's production of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web." The beloved...
  • Check It Out: Roping in the reluctant reader

    As a librarian, one of my favorite things to do is to recommend books to children. There is something exciting about connecting a young person with the perfect book. This is not as easy as it sounds. Everyone's tastes are different. Sometimes it is...
  • Check It Out: Loved the movie? Try the book

    The current trend of making young-adult books into movies is exploding! "The Hunger Games," "Divergent" and "The Fault in Our Stars" are just a few success stories, with more on the way. Movie releases are turning these books into publishing sensations...
  • Friends of the Libraries: The 'Wild Things' live on

    It is always nice to see some old books — which I read to my now long-grown-up children — in a recommended list of children's reading for this summer. "There Is an Alligator Under My Bed" by Mercer Mayer and "Where the Wild Things Are" by...
  • Robert Peters, poet and longtime UC Irvine professor, dies at 89

    Robert Peters, poet and longtime UC Irvine professor, dies at 89
    Robert Peters, a Victorian literature scholar who became a prolific poet and brusque critic during a three-decade career at the University of California, died June 13 in Irvine. He was 89. Peters, who was also a memoirist and performer of his own works,...
  • Apodaca: Time to rethink the role of testing?

    When I was a senior in high school, I had an English teacher who had a profound effect on my life. To be honest, at first I thought she was a little weird because she was, well, old. But before long I began devouring the assigned readings —...
  • Reel Critics: Second 'Sin City' as striking as the first

    Frank Miller's "Sin City" in 2005 transferred the cutting-edge art of his graphic novels to the big screen with stunning results. The striking film noir story took on new depth and wonder with his spectacular visual effects. Gangsters, hot dames and...
  • Friends of the Libraries: The benefits of good literature

    Though many in this digital age maintain that print is headed toward extinction, a Dec. 15 article in the Los Angeles Times says this may not be so. It seems that a number of online-only publications have begun to reconsider print — at least for...
  • The God Squad: If it bleeds, it leads? Not for God

    Q: I love your column. You're so open, honest and straightforward with your answers. I'm 61 (a widow for 35 years) and was raised Catholic. I watch the news each night and see the weather that's occurring in the U.S., people rioting, etc. I'm scared to...
  • IVC teachers win top honors

    Irvine Valley College granted two language professors top honors this week. Virginia Shank, who teaches English, and Mercedes Julian, a Spanish instructor, were named Professor of the Year and Part-time Professor of the Year, respectively. Shank has...
  • Check It Out: Looking for a literary laugh?

    When a customer asks a librarian to help them find a funny novel, it can be a challenge to find one that fits an individual's sense of humor. One person may appreciate dark humor, while another may enjoy satire or gentle humor. If you think you might...