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I was 12 years old in the summer of 1957 and had just finished the seventh grade. My family lived on Costa Mesa's Eastside, not far from the Santa Ana Country Club. I was too old to play in our front yard sprinklers. Conversely, I was not old enough...
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What has traditionally been the most transcendent event in the world of sports had its Opening Ceremonies in London Friday night and the competition started Saturday. Over the next 17 days NBC is planning to telecast a record 5,535 hours of Olympic...
We all should long for the days of Mark Twain, who was heard to say: "There is good news from Washington today. Congress is deadlocked and cannot act." Unfortunately, our Congress today is acting a great deal in sponsoring cronyism. That means that there...
The Orange County Board of Supervisors decided this week to explore alternatives to using county firefighters at John Wayne Airport. Board members had considered replacing the contract with the Orange County Fire Authority, reducing current staffing...
A panel of Los Angeles City Council members has shown considerable interest in "fast-tracking" a study on building a downtown football stadium next to Staples Center and L.A. Live. The proposed $1-billion stadium, — complete with retractable roof...
IRVINE — A performance of the Ninth Symphony is always full of eagerness. When is that massive choir in the back going to sing? When do the soloists come out? Is the third movement over? Big questions, to be sure. But then, after some 45 minutes...
Early College High School in Costa Mesa's first graduating class received its diplomas Thursday, but not before California State Supt. Of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell offered the 50 students a few words of advice. "This is a day you're going to...
Some diversions invite comparison more readily than others. Take "The Sapphires," the most chipper film ever set in Vietnam. Already, many have seen it and liked it. If you enjoyed "Strictly Ballroom" or "The Commitments," which is to say if you fell...
I watched Sunday's Oscars hoping that this year they would be better. I have heard that viewers are decreasing yearly. It is no mystery why. The Oscars are supposed to be the entertainment industry's highest award, yet we are continually exposed to...
This post has been corrected. See details below. The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport fell by double digits for the second straight month in February, dropping 11.6%. The airport handled 282,073 passengers in February, down from...
The city of Burbank has come in for some serious dissing since news broke that "The Tonight Show" may leave NBC studios at Olive and Alameda avenues in search of an edgier, fresher vibe in New York City. The old "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" slam about...
The tweet went as follows: "Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a (expletive), right?" The missing word is a bit of verbal sewage sometimes used to disparage women. Begins with "c," rhymes with "hunt." Its...
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