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  • The Latest: 'Naughty' but nice; the man named Segerstrom

    The Latest: 'Naughty' but nice; the man named Segerstrom
    Naughty Newport By Judge Robert Gardner Newport Beach Historical Society Press; 181 pages To place Judge Robert Gardner's book "Naughty Newport" in context, we can start by looking up "naughty" in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. That online source...
  • City Lights: What draws in kids? Fun, engaging fantasy

    City Lights: What draws in kids? Fun, engaging fantasy
    When I was a graduate student in creative writing, my classmates hewed mostly to predictable topics: dating, family bonds, drinking and clubbing. One day, though, a robust gentleman surprised us by handing out 20 stapled copies of a story he had written...
  • Check It Out: The audacity of reading about hope

    Hope inspires us to keep on plugging away and is more than just a wish that something will suddenly change. It is an expectation that things will work out for the best. Hope motivates us to seek active solutions to problems and make positive changes...
  • Write, one sentence at a time

    Write, one sentence at a time
    For 75 minutes Wednesday night, a room in the Newport Beach Public Library became author Zadie Smith's classroom. She read her essay "Why Write?" — originally composed for her students — to a crowd of 200 gathered for the ticketed event...
  • 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...
  • Check It Out: Books provide comfort for YA readers

    Three recently published young adult novels tell stories of teenagers in crisis and their struggle with mental illness: "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock" by Matthew Quick, "Reality Boy" by A.S. King and "Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets" by Evan Roskos....
  • Former Daily Pilot columnist Joe Bell dies at 92

    Former Daily Pilot columnist Joe Bell dies at 92
    Joseph Bell, a longtime Newport Beach resident known for his extensive publishing record as a freelance writer, journalism educator, author and Daily Pilot columnist died on Thanksgiving, members of his family said. He was 92. Bell died Thursday...
  • Check It Out: Plenty of tricks in these literary treats

    Beware, the spooky season is upon us! Children often love to scare themselves silly, and this is the perfect time of the year for that fun. The hours of sunshine are fewer, the dark nights beginning much earlier. Bedtime book requests are made up of...
  • 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...
  • Friends of the Libraries: How to MashUp your media

    As public libraries direct more of their resources toward teens, a group of libraries across the nation has studied best practices in technology program implementation using rich media in a program called Media MashUp. The program also intends to...