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  • Check It Out: Take a gamble on these titles

    Why do people play games? Well, since we can't solve the world's problems, playing a game within a controlled environment at least gives us a chance to temporarily escape from reality. It also gives us an opportunity to unravel a mystery and even...
  • 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...
  • Picking Sondheim over swabs

    Picking Sondheim over swabs
    Bernadette Peters' skills lie in hygiene — or so an aptitude test indicated when she was 16. What could she have done with that? she mused. Become a nurse? A dental hygienist, perhaps? But theater lovers everywhere owe Peters' mother a debt of...
  • 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...
  • The Latest: 'Crow' flies high; Moonsville nods to past

    The Latest: 'Crow' flies high; Moonsville nods to past
    Black Crow White Lie Candi Sary Casperian Books; 159 pages In the film noir classic "The Night of the Hunter," Robert Mitchum plays a preacher who tattoos the word "love" on one hand and "hate" on the other — a symbol, he explains, of the...
  • 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...