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  • 'Butterfly' took time to sprout wings

    'Butterfly' took time to sprout wings
    In "The Bargain & the Butterfly," Annie, the protagonist and child of a watchmaker, says, "The bottom of a glass is a lens. Water is a lens. Many things are lenses if you look through them carefully."
  • Apodaca: Best approach to teen drinking is murky

    Several years ago while on a Baltic cruise, my family and I enjoyed a two-day stop in beautiful St. Petersburg. Since it was Russia, I naturally expected to see some vodka. Here's what I didn't expect: My sons, then 17 and 13, were continually offered...

    'House of the Rising Sun' to set on Costa Mesa

    'House of the Rising Sun' to set on Costa Mesa
    The press release for Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary celebration contains a quote from Mayor Jim Righeimer noting "the unique place" that Eric Burdon and the Animals hold in the city's history. "Unique" is a mild way of putting it. And if the Animals get...

    This Loh is riding high

    This Loh is riding high
    How do starfish stay cool out of water? Why do certain kinds of music give us the chills? Which makes more of an impact — a full beer bottle or an empty one? This isn't tomfoolery — each question is rooted in the scientific world and...

    Friends of the Libraries: What's your favorite spot in Costa Mesa?

    It is time for elementary students in Costa Mesa to submit an essay in the fourth annual Essay Contest, sponsored by the Costa Mesa Library Foundation. The contest will end Sept. 30. There are two grade-level categories — fifth and sixth grades, and...