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  • Friends of the Library: Don't forget about Literary Orange event

    It is time to remind you to sign up for this year's Literary Orange 2012 event, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at the UC Irvine Student Center. The keynote speakers will be Paula McLain and Lisa See. There will be sessions on everything from...
  • Bookmark: Timing is everything

    Take a minute, if you will, to consider the prominence of time travel as a theme in the arts. You don't have to be a brilliant but evil scientist huddled in a secret mountaintop laboratory, rubbing your hands together and cackling with glee as you...
  • 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...
  • Apodaca: Water polo provides unlikely bridge between Newport, Afghanistan

    Cue the heart-stirring music, and imagine the following set-up: An adversity-stricken group of young people from an impoverished, war-ravaged nation yearns for a source of meaning and accomplishment for themselves, and a point of pride for their...
  • Bookmark: New novel tackles tough subject

    The late John Updike once opined that we are all "trapped in solitary confinement inside our own skins." We can't ever really know what someone else is feeling, no matter how hard we try or how desperately she or he wants us to. Our unique souls are...
  • Check It Out: Showcasing excellence in young adult literature

    If you haven't met before, I'd like to introduce you to the Michael L. Printz Award. For readers familiar with the Newberry Medal (for children's literature), the Printz Award is the equivalent in the teen category. The Printz is awarded by the...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Check It Out: Taking comic books seriously

    Last week, San Diego once again was the scene for the world's largest and most notable gathering of comic aficionados. Comic Con is an opportunity for fans the world over to descend onto one city and meet their favorite comic book authors and...
  • 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...