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  • Every day they write the 'Book of Mormon'

    Every day they write the 'Book of Mormon'
    Cody Jamison Strand was agog when he earned a spot in the cast of "The Book of Mormon." And then, the nerves crept in. The 24-year-old realized he'd struck comic gold with the role of Elder Arnold Cunningham — whom he describes as happy, over-...
  • 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...
  • Check It Out: Turning a page on the New Jersey Turnpike

    "They've all come to look for America." —Paul Simon, "America" The cross-country road trip has long been celebrated in literature, film, song and even a television series. It ranks with baseball and apple pie as a quintessential American...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast: Corona del Mar

    Troy Bolus GPA: 4.5 School Activities/Clubs: track, Photography Club Community: peer tutor, Illumination Foundation Awards/Honors: Most Valuable Player varsity track 2012, Best Varsity Jumper 2010-11 Hobbies/Interests: guitar, golf, skiing,...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast: Newport Harbor

    Rachel Anne Barney GPA: 4.4384 School Activities/Clubs: IB drama production of "Dear Brutus," Field Studies Club, IB History HL, IB English HL, IB Theatre HL, IB French SL, IB Environmental Science SL, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB diploma candidate, AP US...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast: Sage Hill

    Samir Durrani GPA: 4.6 School Activities/Clubs: co-founder of the Organic Educational Center, Honor Committee, Sage Advocates of Multicultural Education, Environmental Club president, rowing team, golf team, Mock Trial captain, jazz band string bassist,...
  • Norman M. Dahl

    Norman M. Dahl
    Dahl, Norman M. Dahl, Norman M., passed away on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at the age of 91 after a lifetime devoted to his family, friends, and community service.  He was supported, sustained, and inspired by the love of his life, Clarice, over the...
  • Library moves to new digs

    Library moves to new digs
    The Costa Mesa Technology Branch Library reopened Tuesday in a new location that administrators hope will better accommodate users. The branch is now in Fairview Court shopping center, 2263 Fairview Road, near Wilson Street. The Technology Branch...