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  • David Sedaris to speak at Irvine's Barclay Theatre

    "When forced to leave my house for an extended period of time, I take my typewriter with me, and together we endure the wretchedness of passing through the X-ray scanner. The laptops roll merrily down the belt, while I'm instructed to stand aside and open...
  • Check It Out: Hungry for a good book?

    No doubt about it, cooking shows and competitions are popular. Learn more about the stars of these shows by reading a biography of a famous chef. Their success stories have some qualities in common: hard work, high standards, dedication and perseverance....
  • A Word, Please: A healthy dose of fact-checking will do some good

    When I was a child, someone told me that if I crossed my eyes too long they would get stuck that way. Someone else told me that if I stepped on a rusty nail and didn't get a tetanus shot, my jaw would lock shut. Thus, two absolute laws of the universe...
  • Check It Out: Books about London calling out to readers

    The games are over. The Olympic flame has been extinguished. The athletes have headed home. However, the accolades have just begun. Observers around the globe have hailed London 2012 a smashing success. NBC awarded itself a gold medal for its coverage....
  • Carnett: Others' histories stand as great inspirations

    I was led quite by accident last week to peruse a pair of highly absorbing memoirs. That's the nice thing about being retired. You have time to indulge your reading passions, from selections on the latest bestseller lists to enduring works you've long...
  • Costa Mesa employees question election guidelines

    The head of a Costa Mesa employee group is questioning a management memo to workers outlining which political activities are prohibited at City Hall. Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. President Helen Nenadal said in a letter to city CEO Tom Gatch that...
  • Korber keeps rockin' for Lightning

    Korber keeps rockin' for Lightning
    Liana Korber is now in her third straight year playing at No. 1 singles for the Sage Hill School girls' tennis team. In a way it makes perfect sense. Korber definitely is her own individual. She's the one who wears the multicolor shoes while on court,...
  • ScotsFest 2012 starts Saturday

    ScotsFest 2012 starts Saturday
    Locals don't need to go see "The Avengers" this weekend to watch telephone poles get chucked end-over-end, or see 300 pounds of weight carried with ease. The real-life version will be in Costa Mesa, at the annual ScotsFest — a tribute to all things...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Enjoy Dungan before it's (temporarily) gone

    The next book sale at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be books of all sorts appealing to all ages and interests — fiction and nonfiction, biography, cookbooks...
  • 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: Settle in for a spooky read

    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. Bedtime book requests are made up of spooky tales. From picture books for toddlers all the way up to chapter...
  • Check It Out: Ghosts, vampires, werewolves and zombies

    Late October brings many strange creatures to the library, just in time for Halloween. Popular culture is once again infatuated — smitten, even — with dark characters suffering from vampiric curses, terribly monstrous afflictions and other...