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  • 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,...
  • Rohrabacher dismisses global warming, warns of China

    Rohrabacher dismisses global warming, warns of China
    U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) referred to President Eisenhower's farewell address Thursday evening in his explanation for why he believes global warming is a "total fraud." In the 1961 speech — famously known for its admonition of an...
  • It's A Gray Area: Put action behind talk of prison reform

    Virtually all of us in the drug-policy and prison-sentencing reform movements applaud U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s comments Aug. 12 at the American Bar Assn. meeting in San Francisco. This was the first time within memory that a high-...
  • Mailbag: Rohrabacher is right — earth is cooling

    Re. "Climate change talk shows ignorance," (Mailbag, Aug. 21): In response to Jamie Dow's piece regarding U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's statement that global warming is a "fraud," let me set the record straight. I've read that temperatures aren't...
  • 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-...
  • City Life: Mansoor's heritage is a distraction

    There is a pig flying outside my office window. The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. Barack Obama has admitted he is in over his head and has resigned. Steve Smith is defending Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor. For several months, Mansoor has...