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  • Commentary: Baby contests make spectacle of IVF procedure

    In a country where a good portion of the people have gambled at least once in their lives, it's normal to hear people say, "If I won the lottery, I would buy ...." How far is this country willing to take its gambling obsession, and is it OK to hold in...
  • Wayne no longer towering presence?

    In Newport Beach, where John Wayne was once so present, tiny bits of his legacy may be slipping away. The tennis club Wayne built for his wife has been renamed, and his house on the water has been razed and rebuilt. His boat, the Wild Goose, is still in...
  • Newport Rib Co. plans '30 Days of Charity'

    Newport Rib Co. plans '30 Days of Charity'
    The Newport Rib Co. will launch its "30 Days of Charity" Program Friday, a representative said. A portion of restaurant receipts through Nov. 30 will benefit 30 Orange County nonprofits, many of them chosen with the help of customers and staff members....
  • Father and son hunters both dead

    A father and son from Orange County have both died after their hunting trip to New Mexico went tragically awry last month. The son, Steve Lockhart, 43, of Costa Mesa, was separated from the hunting party in Gila National Forest about midnight Oct. 20,...
  • White on Rice bloggers turn backyard mess into 'Bountiful' garden

    White on Rice bloggers turn backyard mess into 'Bountiful' garden
    They found the home listing in the PennySaver, of all places. Todd Porter and Diane Cu barely glanced at the interior of the run-down three-bedroom, two-bathroom house when they arrived for a walk-through, and instead they headed straight to the sprawling...
  • Community & Clubs: Dental center fills a need

    Community & Clubs: Dental center fills a need
    The Cheri Harris Children's Dental Health Center has kept drilling and filling since it was established in 1952 by the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa. The center provides comprehensive, ongoing dental care to underserved children and young adults...
  • Fundraiser to benefit Costa Mesa schools

    The Costa Mesa High School Foundation and We Olive & Wine Bar will celebrate the city's 60th anniversary at a fundraiser Saturday. The Going Green event, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The OC Mix in the SoCo Collection retail center at 3303 Hyland Ave.,...
  • Greenleaf Gourmet to open in SoCo

    Greenleaf Gourmet to open in SoCo
    The Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop plans to open a second shop in Costa Mesa this month. The fast-casual eatery, which opened last year on East 17th Street, is coming across town July 22 at the South Coast Collection, 3321 Hyland Ave. The restaurant,...
  • Community & Clubs: Beating the heat at Balboa Bay Club

    During a hot July in Rancho Mirage, Barbara and I took long weekends in Orange County and enjoyed the sun on the beach at the Balboa Bay Club daily. The new club ownership has made some noticeable, positive changes, including eliminating the "guard...
  • Commentary: Teachers care about others and show it*

    *This article has been corrected. See below. Many women enjoy getting together for brunch. However, sharing a brunch with the homeless women who have found food, shelter and comfort at Isaiah House in Santa Ana was an outstanding experience for the...
  • The Latest: That '60s book, and that '70s album

    The Latest: That '60s book, and that '70s album
    Return to Oakpine by Ron Carlson Viking; 264 pages The high school years are such a slim period — about one 20th of a typical lifespan — and yet they can weigh so heavily in our memory. To attend a reunion is to be overjoyed to see old...
  • City Lights: Going meatless at Chipotle

    City Lights: Going meatless at Chipotle
    Years ago, I attended an outdoor festival organized by a vegan friend at which Veggie Grill had agreed to hand out food samples. One passerby tried something from the tray — a soy chicken strip, maybe — and remarked how delicious it was. "See?...