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A collection of news and information related to Common published by Tribune Company sources.

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A collection of news and information related to Common published by Tribune Company sources.

Sample songs by Common with iTunes here.
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  • Relocation of special-needs program irks parents

    On a typical school day, Asher Windberry struts like a rock star into the main office at Mariners Elementary School. Donning his trucker hat and favorite pair of neon shades, he smiles, raising his hand to high-five school staff as he makes his way, mom...
  • The Latest: Crusading for 'Sight'; the same old Sense

    The Latest: Crusading for 'Sight'; the same old Sense
    Hope in Sight Aisha Simjee, MD White Spruce Press; 240 pages Aisha Simjee is a tough cookie. On her first mission trip as an ophthalmologist, the Newport Beach resident flew to Guyana and set up her equipment in an unused school building. Shortly...
  • Class conflicts vex students

    Several students at Costa Mesa High School are pondering a question that could affect the next four years of their education. Does Advanced Placement calculus or marching band look more impressive on a college application? Students at Mesa are...
  • Not quite Originals, but close

    Not quite Originals, but close
    When Daniel Tello realized his four-piece band couldn't be called the Originals — because the name belonged to a '60s R&B and soul group — he added "ites." It wasn't an arbitrary decision, though. Tello took inspiration from legendary ska...
  • Reporter's Notebook: From Bollywood to Hollywood

    Earlier this month, I interviewed my two youngest sources: 10-year-old Maxx and 7-year-old Helena Solomonian. Standing on the porch of his Corona del Mar home, Maxx blurted, "I knew you're Indian because I watched 'Life of Pi' and you sound like him."...
  • A dose of Common sense

    A dose of Common sense
    Lonnie Lynn led his son to believe that his middle name, Rashid, means childhood love. Turns out, that's not true. But that didn't stop Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., better known by his stage name, Common, from running with it. "I believe that love is the...
  • State park celebrates new study loop

    State park celebrates new study loop
    The Berns Environmental Study Loop at Crystal Cove State Park opens to the public Saturday with festivities that also kick off a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of California State Parks. The free event, from 1 to 6 p.m. in Moro Canyon,...
  • 20 Questions with the founder of Yard House

    Editor's note: The following is a set of 20 questions with Yard House founder Steele Platt. Q: You said you wrote a business plan in 1994 called the Yard House while tending bar in Huntington Beach. The Yard House sold to Darden Restaurants for $585...
  • Classically Trained: Baltimore Symphony makes impressive O.C. appearance

    At least on paper, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra seems like the underdog among the recent visiting orchestras that have come or are yet to come to Costa Mesa. Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Los Angeles, the Mariinsky, the fabled Vienna Philharmonic &#...
  • Blue Water Music Festival gets to the root of local talent

    Blue Water Music Festival gets to the root of local talent
    It was quickly apparent walking into the 2015 Blue Water Music Festival on Saturday that the hurdles and rumors about the show being canceled were over. No one seemed to know or care about any problems. The multi-generational crowd had gathered at the...
  • Blue Water catches reggae wave

    Blue Water catches reggae wave
    This weekend, Rick Conkey plans to showcase several causes that he holds dear — not the least of which is celebrating reggae music. The host of KX 93.5's "Music Matters" radio show is set to launch the American Reggae Hall of Fame by honoring...
  • Greer's OC: Finding a cure to Type 1 diabetes

    Chances are you know someone who has diabetes or your life is affected by it. Thankfully, researchers and scientists are dedicating their lives to finding a cure. From 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3, join award-winning documentary filmmakers Lisa Hepner and Guy...