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  • Check It Out: Help tell the tale of Newport

    Local history has long been a part of the Newport Beach Public Library's collections. Now, in addition to books, periodicals and documentary films, the library is adding an online resource: "Kids These Days: Growing up in Newport Beach," accessible at...
  • Rethinking the 'Bounds'

    Rethinking the 'Bounds'
    When Amber Lehman transferred schools to join her boyfriend, everyone knew something about him that she didn't. He was gay. Lehman, then 16, recalled a sense of bewilderment about her former beau, who exuded a "tough guy" vibe. "I was surprised...
  • 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...
  • Talking Shop: Newport history on a shelf

    Talking Shop: Newport history on a shelf
    From even a few inches away, S.A. Meyer's "Fifty Golden Years: The Story of Newport Beach" looks like a crisp new release, stacked prominently on the shelf by the cash register. But then the title sinks in: Newport Beach is far more than five decades...
  • Teresa Patterson

    Teresa Patterson March 31, 1917 - June 14, 2013 Teresa Patterson of Costa Mesa passed away peacefully at her home of fifty-eight years on Friday, June 14th.  She was born to William and Soledad Ortiz Paredes on Camulos Ranch, a Mexican land grant near...
  • 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...
  • Check It Out: Looking for a rebellious read?

    A cataclysmic event occurred. To control the chaos, society becomes highly ordered and stratified, with every person having a defined role and knowing what behaviors are expected. In these stories, teen characters break away from expectations, in some...
  • Girls' Water Polo: Sailors bounce back

    Leave it to longtime Newport Harbor High water polo coach Bill Barnett to compare his team's six-on-five to the old comic strip character Fearless Fosdick. Fearless Fosdick, a detective who was a parody of Dick Tracy, ran in cartoonist Al Capp's comic...
  • 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...
  • Apodaca: Water polo provides unlikely bridge between Newport, Afghanistan

    Cue the heart-stirring music, and imagine the following set-up: An adversity-stricken group of young people from an impoverished, war-ravaged nation yearns for a source of meaning and accomplishment for themselves, and a point of pride for their...