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  • Irvine council rejects changes to Friendship Cities program

    A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city manager's office for revisions. The changes pertained to a country's human rights record and came about in...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Art with a short shelf life

    Art with a short shelf life
    "If you want me again," Walt Whitman once wrote in a famous poem about the regeneration of life, "look for me under your boot-soles." If you want to find Thomas Selzer's art at Orange Coast College, you can look in the same place. Selzer, the college'...
  • Student exchange applications available

    The Newport Balboa Rotary Club and the Newport Beach Sister Cities Assn. are accepting applications for their 31st annual student exchange with Okazaki, Japan. Seven eighth-grade Newport Beach students will travel to Okazaki for 10 days in June. The...
  • Reel Critics: 'Peabody' fun despite padding

    Reel Critics: 'Peabody' fun despite padding
    My childhood memories of "Rocky & Bullwinkle" cartoons are personal treasures. The sarcastic observations of the smart aleck characters were a giant leap beyond the silly humor of other kid fare on TV in the 1960s. Pop culture, history and the Cold War...
  • Harvey Lee Clemans June 24, 1936 - June 1, 2014

    Harvey Lee Clemans <br/> June 24, 1936 - June 1, 2014
    Gifted artist, respected educator, and beloved family man, Harvey Clemans was known for his warmth and sense of humor. His strength and determination were apparent throughout his life, particularly as he fought to live as long and as well as he could with...
  • Graduating 72 years later

    Graduating 72 years later
    Fond memories come to mind when Don Miyada looks back on his days at Newport Harbor High School. The now-retired, 89-year-old Westminster resident still remembers the classes he took and the camaraderie of his classmates. However, there's one photo...