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  • A Word, Please: Apostrophe rules are needed, just not all the time

    I fielded a question recently about "minding your p's and q's." I had used that expression in a column a few weeks ago, and it prompted an email from a reader named Christine who was curious about the apostrophes. Anyone who knows anything about...
  • Apodaca: The gift mom really wants is time

    Mother's Day is 100 years old Sunday. Anna Jarvis, the woman credited for its establishment, would be horrified. Jarvis' idea had plenty of historical precedent. The honoring of mothers in some form or another can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and...
  • Sailing: It's OK fast in Newport to Ensenada race

    It's always a joke, tinted with slight worry, over whether the plethora of trophies will be allowed across the border for presentation at the finale of the Newport to Ensenada yacht race. Awarded for numerous categories, the collection comprises wooden...
  • Idle hands? Not this filmmaker

    Idle hands? Not this filmmaker
    The director's hand is constantly evident throughout Vincenzo Cosentino's feature film debut, which will screen Saturday at the Newport Beach Film Festival. And in this case, that's not simply a cliche. Cosentino's hand — which plays the title...
  • Virgen's View: Going bald for the cause

    Virgen's View: Going bald for the cause
    When I stop by The Harp Inn in Costa Mesa, it's usually to unwind or to have a good time. But I was there for a different reason Sunday when the St. Baldrick's Foundation held its special head-shaving event to raise money for children's cancer research....
  • Talking Shop: Who let the dogs in? This woman

    Talking Shop: Who let the dogs in? This woman
    Karen Mahmalji is in it for the wagging tails. It's common for the owner of Top Dog Barkery to see pooches, quivering with excitement, pulling their owners in the direction of the store. "It's hilarious and we love it," said the 49-year-old Irvine...
  • Business owners oppose 'class A' apartments

    Business owners oppose 'class A' apartments
    For Garry Lukas and his allies, their opinions on the matter are clear: It's a case of Costa Mesa planners "gone wild." Much to Lukas' chagrin, a proposal for a 240-unit apartment complex is wending its way through the City Hall approval process,...
  • The Crowd: It's the Year of the Horse, of course, of course

    The Crowd: It's the Year of the Horse, of course, of course
    Welcome to the Year of the Horse. The Lunar New Year debuts Friday. Last week in the O.C., the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles, Ambassador Liu Jian, traveled to Costa Mesa to cut a ribbonand front opening ceremonies for the...
  • Jazz up this special weekend

    On the weekend of Presidents' Day and Valentine's Day, the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa will celebrate a uniquely American art form that has provided the soundtrack to more than a few make-out sessions. The 14th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party will...
  • Commentary: A guide for men on Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day is the holiday that plays a big role in dating and relationships. Whether you have just started dating or have been dating someone for months, this holiday has the ability to either speed up or slow down the relationship. Women are...
  • Biz News: Kids create Fletcher Jones van designs

    Biz News: Kids create Fletcher Jones van designs
    Fletcher Jones Motorcars in Newport Beach recently held a coloring contests for children to design graphics for the Mercedes-Benz dealership's John Wayne Airport shuttle. General Manager Garth Blumenthal ordered the new van to take customers to and from...
  • The Crowd: A gala for the love of children

    The Crowd: A gala for the love of children
    She sauntered up to the microphone, which was attached to a clear Plexiglas podium on the fashion runway. Her slinky, fitted, coral-colored silk pants under a matching tunic caught the attention of a very well-dressed audience. Kristen James,...