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  • Friends of the Libraries: Want to honor that special teacher?

    If you have a favorite teacher, one who is currently teaching in a public or private primary, middle or high school in Costa Mesa, you can nominate that person for an award. The Costa Mesa Library Foundation, in cooperation with the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, will be giving out this award at a breakfast on May 9.
  • Not your standard mystery novel: 'City of Brick and Shadow'

    It figures. Tim Wirkus sits in a restaurant by UC Irvine talking about his book "City of Brick and Shadow," a novel about the elusive quest to nail down the truth, and his responses stymie a reporter's facile attempts to connect art to life. That...

    The Latest: Girls and other mysteries

    'City of Brick and Shadow' Tim Wirkus Tyrus Books; 282 pages Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in 1975, and most of us, I think, accept that the mob did him in. Amelia Earhart lost radio contact somewhere in the Pacific, and we've narrowed her fate down to...

    The Crowd: A generous check for Childhelp

    The Crowd: A generous check for Childhelp
    *This post has been corrected, as noted below. Jacquie and Michael Casey accepted the Founder's Award from Childhelp at an Oct. 18 gala at the Balboa Bay Resort. Childhelp co-founder Sara O'Meara praised the Caseys for their generous financial...

    A Word, Please: Here's an early grammar gift for the holidays

    Before you start composing your holiday cards and invitations, here's a cautionary tale for you. Recently, I bought an e-book that I didn't realize was self-published. But by the time the protagonist made her third or fourth visit to "the Cooper's,"...