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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • A poster 'Boy' for Pacific Rim

    A poster 'Boy' for Pacific Rim
    Despite difficulties finding locations to shoot "A Werewolf Boy," a blockbuster from South Korea and this year's selection for the Newport Beach Film Festival's Korean Spotlight, filmmakers were able to capture some of the country's most scenic...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: From O.C. to the shores of Peru

    The Gossiping Gourmet: From O.C. to the shores of Peru
    Peruvian food is an interesting and delicious mixture of indigenous cuisine combined with influences from the Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and West Africans who settled there. At the family-run Inka Cantina in Fountain Valley, you will find a...
  • Commentary: It's time to turn off San Onofre

    Talk about a game-changer. Do you know the Barack Obama campaign tracked the buying, subscription and leisure habits of 29,000 voters as far back as 2008? Most presidential campaigns track about 1,500 voters for six to 12 months. It turns out this is...
  • Carnett: U.S. Naval cruise is nothing like an Alaskan one

    My wife, Hedy, and I recently returned from a cruise. It was our third adventure on an ocean liner. We've now been to Alaska twice, and have cruised the North Sea and Baltic from Rotterdam to St. Petersburg. Never one for sailing, I joined the Army...
  • Japanese students visit CdM Middle School

    Japanese students visit CdM Middle School
    A drumline and cheerleaders welcomed six visiting Japanese exchange students to Corona del Mar Middle School on Friday. An assembly in a packed gymnasium recognized the visitors from Okazaki. The Japanese students are taking their turn in the U.S. after...