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  • South Coast Plaza begins celebration of Lunar New Year

    South Coast Plaza begins celebration of Lunar New Year
    COSTA MESA — To the crashing of cymbals and beating of drums, a brilliantly adorned troupe of Lion Dancers at South Coast Plaza on Thursday heralded the arrival of the Year of the Dragon. The shopping center was kicking off its 13-day celebration...
  • It's A Gray Area: Let the U.N. take over world's issues

    The largest threat to our nation's safety and security is a weak economy. Looking back throughout history, most of the strongest powers, like the Roman, Ottoman and British empires, were not conquered from the outside. Instead they overextended...
  • Lexus concept car designed in Newport

    Lexus is looking to put some zip back in its lineup of luxury cars. Designers at the Toyota studio in Newport Beach have developed a concept car, the LF-LC 2+2 sport coupe, to be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next...
  • Community Commentary: Is coastal Orange County tsunami ready?

    As the Fukushima Daichi nuclear tragedy in Japan continues to unfold, some Orange County residents wonder what it might be like if anything like it happened here. Such a nightmare for folks along the Orange Coast would impact us all. A tidal wave of...
  • The Crowd: Artistic vision helps shape community

    A most significant contribution to the Orange County landscape by businessman-philanthropist Henry T. Segerstrom, that is also possibly the least recognized, is his artistic vision, and the elevated standard demanded by that vision. Last week in Laguna...
  • Gefilte fish with a touch of soy

    Gefilte fish with a touch of soy
    A Newport Beach man's painted impression of his wife's Jewish cooking won him first place in the professional category at a recent Jewish art competition. Max Yamada placed first in the My Jewish Journey contest at the Merage Jewish Community Center of...
  • 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...
  • Community & Clubs: Newport welcomes 37th Mr. Irrelevant

    Mr. Irrelevant XXXVII, Chandler Harnish, quarterback from Northern Illinois University, who was the 253rd and last pick in this year's NFL draft (the Indianapolis Colts drafted him), was welcomed to Newport Beach Monday night at the Ultimate Tailgate...
  • Reporters' Notebook: Sweating it out in Bikram yoga

    We like to think of ourselves as active, but we found a new challenge in Bikram yoga. We've always wanted to do Bikram, which consists of 26 postures performed in a room heated to 105 degrees, with 40% humidity. So, when we saw the Groupon deal for 25...
  • Peirsol goes for gold

    Peirsol goes for gold
    IRVINE — Aaron Peirsol sat in a room that is used by ballerinas and gymnasts. With a straight face, the 6-foot-4 swimmer tried his best to answer questions Monday. He found ways to dance around a couple of them. Peirsol is one of the captains on...
  • Coming all the way back

    Coming all the way back
    IRVINE — Aaron Peirsol was night and day on the first day of the Pan Pacific Championships. He went from being out of contention in the 100-meter backstroke to winning it. What a crazy nine hours for the former Newport Harbor High star. The...