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  • Night at the Oasis provides Taste of Japan

    Night at the Oasis provides Taste of Japan
    Food, music and art of Japan were on display Saturday night at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar as the Newport Beach Sister City Assn. and the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa presented Taste of Japan. The celebration of Japanese culture...
  • Reel Critics: 'Expendables 3' is more expendable as it shows its age

    "Expendables 3" is the latest installment in this geriatric franchise that will not die. The producers round up old geezer action heroes who still have sufficiently bulging biceps to play their roles. They include a snarling Sylvester Stallone, low-...
  • Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare

    Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare
    It's easy to get burnt out on the endless parade of superheroes marching across the summer cinema screens. The loud pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction make it difficult to care about the central characters. Whether it's Superman, Iron Man, Spider-...
  • U.S. customs surprise Japanese visitors

     U.S. customs surprise Japanese visitors
    Six students from Okazaki, Japan, took center stage this week to share a bit of their culture with students at Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Beach. For more than 30 years, the Newport-Balboa Rotary Club, working in conjunction with the Newport...
  • Sparks provides boost for Team USA

    UTSUNOMIYA, Japan — Taylor Sparks, making his first start of the series against the Japan National Team, drove in three runs on three hits to lead the Collegiate National Team to an 8-2 win Wednesday. Sparks, who went three for five and scored...
  • Music with a message

    Music with a message
    On Saturday, the Irvine Barclay Theatre will be the site of classical music — and caffeine. Organic coffee company Urth Caffe is coming to Laguna Beach in the summer. But married co-owners Shallom and Jilla Berkman plan to introduce their...
  • Hats off to the USS Orange County

    Hats off to the USS Orange County
    The doughy LSTs, or landing ship tanks in military parlance, were the U.S. Navy's amphibious landing workhorses of World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. Flat-bottomed and keel-less, the 328-foot LSTs, their guns blazing, crawled onto...
  • Billy Paul Brown January 11, 1931 - November 25, 2013

    Billy Paul Brown  January 11, 1931 - November 25, 2013
    Billy Brown was born in Abilene, Texas and moved to Northern California as a teenager with his parents Henry Claude & Mary Pollock Brown, and his sister, Hazel Marie. There he met the love of his life, Dixie Lee Skiles. They were married in 1952. He...
  • Community & Clubs: Celebrating 30 years of sisterhood

    The Newport Beach Sister City Assn. will celebrate in 2014 the 30th anniversary of the relationship with Okazaki, Japan, according to Connie Skibba, Sister City board member. "The twinning cities have enjoyed a warm and mutually supportive friendship,...
  • First SoCal UNIQLO store to open at South Coast Plaza

    Japanese apparel brand UNIQLO will open its first Southern California store at swanky South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on Sept. 3, followed in quick succession by four other local stores. The chain said it will hire several hundred employees to run the...
  • Biz News: Uniqlo to open Sept. 3 at South Coast Plaza

    Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo will open its first Southern California stores this fall, including one at South Coast Plaza on Sept. 3. The chain will hire several hundred employees to run the new locations, which include Los Cerritos Center, the...
  • City Lights: 'Unforgiven' remake prompts revisit of the Eastwood version

    City Lights: 'Unforgiven' remake prompts revisit of the Eastwood version
    One of the things I pride myself on is having outgrown best-of lists. When I was a teenager and people asked me to name my favorite movie, though, my quick answer was usually "Unforgiven," the Clint Eastwood Oscar-winner about an aging, widowed gunfighter...