| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:54 PM
School Activities/Clubs: co-founder of the Organic Educational Center, Honor Committee, Sage Advocates of Multicultural Education, Environmental Club president, rowing team, golf team, Mock Trial captain, jazz band string bassist,...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Dahl, Norman M.
Dahl, Norman M., passed away on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at the age of 91 after a lifetime devoted to his family, friends, and community service. He was supported, sustained, and inspired by the love of his life, Clarice, over the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:46 PM
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. The hours of sunshine are fewer, the dark nights beginning much earlier. Bedtime book requests are made up of...