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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The $40,000 idea is out there

    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...
  • Wordsmiths offer tips, insights

    Wordsmiths offer tips, insights
    "I cannot live without books," Thomas Jefferson famously wrote. Luckily for area bibliophiles, April 9 could supply them with several years' worth — autographed, as well. The fifth annual Literary Orange festival at the UC Irvine Student...
  • Creating a wax museum

    NEWPORT BEACH — Rows of third-grade students dressed in costumes stood statue-like, holding out their clenched right fists. As parents walked up and down the rows and pressed a red "button" on the students' fists, 8-year-old versions of Leonardo...
  • Textbooks up for public review

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has made six prospective high school textbooks available for public review through April 25. Afterward, the school board will consider approving the books for use in grades 10-12, but such...