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  • 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...
  • O.C. objectivists shrug at Ayn Rand film

    "Atlas Shrugged" may serve as a quasi-bible to many objectivists, but the film adaptation of the novel, which came out Friday, isn't rousing more than a nod from some Ayn Rand fans. The film took creator John Aglialoro, a former Wall Street trader,...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast - Corona del Mar

    CORONA DEL MAR HIGH SCHOOL Lyssa Aruda AP Classes/School Activities/Clubs: AP physics; statistics; lit/comp; gov't/econ; art history; calculus; lang/comp; chemistry; U.S. history; European history; President, National Honor Society; President and...
  • On Theater: A new, vital 'Our Town'

    On Theater: A new, vital 'Our Town'
    Can a play written in 1938 about rural life in the early 20th century — and staged by virtually every high school and collegiate drama department ever since — speak to 21st century audiences with relevancy and immediacy? If the play is...
  • Friends Of The Library: Sign changes at Park Avenue branch

    "What happened to the big yellow sign?" people ask when they visit the library in Lions Park. "Does that mean you don't do the passport acceptance service anymore?" The passport service is still offered at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library, 1855...
  • The College Conversation: A lot to learn from making mistakes

    As students enter the final weeks of the academic school year, the pressure to perform is tremendous. Some students pace themselves for the culminating exams and projects, therefore reaping the benefits of careful planning and hard work. Others hole...
  • Check It Out: Try 'Book Club in a Bag'

    Have you ever participated in a book club group, or wished you could form a group? There are so many reasons to join a book club or to start your own. It's an excellent way to enjoy books and challenge your mind. Participating in a book club encourages...
  • Bookmark: When kids kill

    There is a hierarchy of personal catastrophe, an informal but definitive ranking of all the terrible things that can happen, moving through categories that might be labeled "Worst Thing" to "Next-Worst Thing" to "Next-to-Next Worst Thing" and on down...
  • Bookmark: Essay collections show diversity, creativity

    He loved lists, so let's make one in his honor. The late John Leonard was brilliant, witty, earnest, brave, erudite, stubborn, poetic and totally smitten by literature. I never met him, but I can swear to the foregoing because I read his work for many...
  • Books shed new light on Newport Beach

    As we approach Christmas, I wanted to recommend three books about our community that I think you will enjoy very much: The first is "Bawdy Balboa" by Judge Robert Gardner. Gardner, the father of Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Gardner, was beloved by many in Newport...
  • Bookmark: Sherlock Holmes in a skirt

    When Tasha Alexander strolls the streets of Chicago, she doesn't much see Wrigley Field or the Chicago River. She sees St. Paul's Cathedral and the River Thames and Belgrave Square and hansom cabs. Alexander's imagination is perpetually tuned in to...
  • Bookmark: A couple of seriously good reads

    Some marvelous novels vigorously refute the idea that so-called "literary fiction," the serious stuff, must be a tedious chore to read, like a bad-tasting medicine whose healing properties are somehow confirmed by the fact that you want to spit it out,...