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  • Commentary: Edits to gun commentary confused readers

  • Newport teen to ride in inauguration

    Newport teen to ride in inauguration
    This week, Ellery Sever has been riding a black horse through frigid temperatures in Culver, Ind., while "Video Killed the Radio Star" and "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)" blast on loudspeakers. Sever, 18, of Newport Beach, is preparing to ride in...
  • Sitting out the inauguration

     Sitting out the inauguration
    For the Kerr family of Newport Beach, presidential inaugurations run in the blood. Robert Kerr attended Lyndon B. Johnson's inauguration parade in 1965. His son, Alexander Kerr, was at Barack Obama's on Monday. They both went as part of the Culver...
  • Apodaca: A documentary for Dusty

    Apodaca: A documentary for Dusty
    Imagine for a moment that you can't walk or reach out to embrace your loved ones, and that every breath you take, each beat of your heart, requires a herculean effort from your weakening body. That is life for my neighbor Dusty Brandom and millions of...
  • Thousands attend Crossroads of the West Gun show in Costa Mesa

    Thousands attend Crossroads of the West Gun show in Costa Mesa
    A sign taped to ticket booths at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show proclaimed, "Your wife called...she said you could buy anything you want." And buy they did. Eager to have the pick of the litter, enthusiasts began lining up as early as 3 a.m. at...
  • Harlan: Marking time with the new house

    For my family, 2013 will be remembered as the year the new house was built. Literally, The New House, a precision-built, pre-fabricated home created by RSI Development, is being assembled nextdoor as I write this. Poof! — as RSI's marketing...
  • Apodaca: Making the case for preschool

    When my older son turned 3, I decided he should go to preschool. My reasons were simple: We were living in Los Angeles, and I had a busy career as a reporter. My son played with a few neighbor kids, but it was obvious he was ready for something more,...
  • Commentary: Why it makes sense to hire heroes

    President Obama announced in January a plan to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, saying Afghan forces will take the lead in securing the country while our troops shift to a support role. Though this shift indicates an end to a seemingly endless...
  • 'Terms and Conditions' tackles online privacy

    'Terms and Conditions' tackles online privacy
    Cullen Hoback doesn't know what Mark Zuckerberg thinks of his documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply." But he's already made the Facebook leader smile once. Toward the end of the documentary, which screens Friday and May 2 at the Newport Beach Film...
  • Teachers could pay 'Obamacare' tax

    The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is bracing for rising healthcare costs, including an anticipated $2.3-million tax increase, as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. That price tag has created a disagreement between the district's teachers...
  • It's A Gray Area: It's time to take back America's moral high ground

    President Obama has recently renewed his plans to try to close our military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, and has also promulgated new guidelines for our government's use of drones to assassinate people in places like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen....
  • City Life: A lesson learned from a bad word

    Leonard Schneider made a successful career out of pointing out the contradictions in the use of our language. Schneider, who was white, often used the "N-word" in his stage act, and made people laugh while doing so. One of his routines was called "Any [N-...