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  • Check It Out: Reading up before the Oscars

    On Feb. 24, the 85th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby (formerly Kodak) Theatre in Hollywood. The show has grown considerably from its humble origins in 1929 as a private banquet for 270 guests at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. This...
  • Apodaca: Respect, kindness will do more than banning word 'fat'

    A lot of nonsense gets spewed around the blogosphere and on TV "news" shows, where talking heads have lots of air space to fill with mindless blather. Controversies are manufactured and outrage is overplayed to manipulate audiences. That makes it easy...
  • Community & Clubs: Helping clean up the bay

    Community & Clubs: Helping clean up the bay
    Dozens of members of the Rotary Clubs of Newport Balboa, Newport Beach Sunrise and Costa Mesa teamed up with Newport Beach firefighters Saturday to serve hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chips and soft drinks to nearly 800 volunteers who...
  • On Faith: Equality for all religions

    Why is Islamophobia sweeping our nation? Cite any poll today about Islam and Muslims in America, and the results are alarming. A recent poll by TIME magazine found that 46% of Americans believe Islam is more likely than other faiths to encourage...
  • Wednesday's Calendar

    WEDNESDAY 'Extreme Makeover' ABC's two-hour season premiere of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which features children from local nonprofit Boys Hope Girls Hope, will be screened at 6 p.m. at Lido Theatre in Newport Beach. Cost is $10. Love And...
  • Local ladies to audition for 'Bachelor'

    COSTA MESA — For all the single ladies out there — and men who know a good opportunity when they see one — auditions for the female contestants on the next season of "The Bachelor" will take place on July 17. The audition is expected...
  • Frog legs and futbol

    Ever eat a frog? Me neither. Not the whole thing anyway. I have tried frog legs once or twice. They were OK. And yes, they taste like you-know-what, but then, doesn't everything? Does everything weird have to taste like chicken? Is there a rule about that...
  • Here for love? Not exactly

    Here for love? Not exactly
    COSTA MESA — Makeup: check. Styled hair: check. Application listing criminal history and past relationships: check. Dressed to impress, Christina Gibson sat in the ballroom of the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel during Saturday's casting call for...
  • Science buildings to be unveiled Thursday

    COSTA MESA — Orange Coast College has announced the completion of a new $52-million classroom facility, the largest on the campus. The buildings, which were opened at the beginning of this year to service spring semester students, will be...
  • A soft spot for babies

    A soft spot for babies
    Two years ago, Pazit Ben Ezri was having an oh-so-common parental problem. Her baby, Ronnie, would not sleep. And when he wasn't sleeping, he was crying. When mom finally got some sleep, a solution came. "I woke up in the middle of the night with...
  • Who made this year's DP 103?

    Who made this year's DP 103?
    No. 1 Jim Righeimer You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
  • Community Commentary: A few strikes against modern bowling

    Does anybody remember the sport of bowling? I use the term "sport" loosely after an experience I had the other day. Bowling was at its height in the early to mid 1960s. You needed reservations to get a lane during open bowling hours. It seemed that...