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  • My Pet World: Humane approaches to feral cats

    A recently released report from the University of Nebraska Extension, called "Feral Cats and Their Management," actually endorses catching feral cats in barbaric traps, and also whipping out a gun to shoot unwanted cats. I concede that feral cats are...
  • Mailbag: 'Irvine 11' denied others' free-speech rights

    Let's see if I've got this right: 50 or so activists marched outside the O.C. district attorney's office last week to protest a reported grand jury investigation of the "Irvine 11" over their having interrupted a speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael...
  • Youth Scene: Atkins, Browning capture gold

    Newport Beach residents Madison Browning and Haley Atkins won gold medals at the So Cal South State Championships for the compulsory levels 4-5-6 in girls' gymnastics last month. Competing in Level 4, Atkins won gold medals on the balance beam, floor...
  • The Crowd: Christmastime ball helps Hoag hospital

    The most vital resource in any community has got to be the standard of health-care services available to its citizens. In Newport-Mesa, and throughout Orange County, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian arguably is the region's most important health-care...
  • The Bell Curve: Grace in giving, grace in receiving

    Many Christmases ago, I was privileged to meet and write about a man who represented the spirit of Christmas better than anyone I had ever known. I was a rookie freelance writer on my first assignment for the Saturday Evening Post. He was a 47-year-old...
  • Doctor censured in death of 2 prisoners

    A Costa Mesa doctor's negligence and incompetence contributed to two prison inmates' deaths and a third inmate's near blindness, the state medical board concluded. In a decision that took effect Friday, the Medical Board of California put Dr. Allan J. T....
  • Drug supplier receives sentence

    When a Newport Coast woman succumbed to her addiction and overdosed on prescription medications in December 2005, her family wanted justice. Who got her those drugs? How could she have so many? On Monday, Joel Stanley Dreyer, 73, of Murrieta, the man...
  • Lobdell: Boat Parade is great — for everyone else

    I know I'm supposed to love the Christmas Boat Parade, but I just don't. It makes me feel a little Grinchy to admit this, but I have no desire to be among the estimated 1 million enchanted spectators who will line the bay front of Newport Harbor over...
  • On Theater: 'Fences' takes high honors for 2010

    Editor's note: This is the first of three columns reviewing the year 2010 in local theater. "'Fences'" is the linchpin in (August) Wilson's 10-play oeuvre, most of them set in Pittsburgh's ramshackle Hill District in each decade of the 20th century....
  • The Crowd: Folks caring about African plight

    The Crowd: Folks caring about African plight
    It was an evening with Charlize Theron at UC Irvine's Center For Living Peace. The Academy Award-winning actress, who also serves as the United Nations Messenger of Peace, came to Orange County to speak to local advocates passionate about world affairs...
  • The God Squad: Who knew hoops could teach spiritual lesson?

    Q: I play basketball at a local gym. You pay to belong. Four-on-four pick-up: you win, you keep playing. Certain guys are just horrible, beyond belief; if you get stuck with one of them, you're playing three on four. They have every right to play, yet...
  • Lobdell: When did pets become more important than humans?

    What should be the criminal penalty for angrily swinging an 8-pound puppy from the end of a leash like a lasso, then kicking the dog hard enough so it skids across asphalt, and then twice smacking the Chihuahua-dachshund mix across the face? OK, remember...