| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:53 PM
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...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:32 AM
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...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:05 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:31 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:03 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:27 AM
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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:01 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:24 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 10:14 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2011
| 3:25 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the prize in the Buddy Group's challenge and when the winner will be announced.
Pushing the envelope isn't a foreign concept. Most are familiar with weighing the options between risk-taking and playing it safe, though few...