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  • Apodaca: Selfie death knell sounds at Oscars

    When Ellen DeGeneres staged a group selfie with Hollywood stars at the Academy Awards last week, it was widely heralded as a watershed moment. DeGeneres proudly announced that Twitter had momentarily crashed due to a record number of retweets of the...
  • National champions to visit White House

    Kaleigh Gilchrist, a former Newport Harbor High standout, is definitely excited to visit the White House with the rest of her USC women's water polo teammates on Monday and she has made special plans for the event. She posted Friday as her status on...
  • Christian leader and gay rights advocate to speak

    The Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, a high-profile advocate for gay rights in Christianity, will speak Sunday at Resurrection Beach Metropolitan Community Church in Costa Mesa. Wilson is the moderator of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community...
  • UC Irvine wants President Obama as graduation speaker in June

    UC Irvine wants President Obama as graduation speaker in June
    Five years ago, UC Merced students successfully persuaded First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at their commencement ceremony that spring. They had bombarded her with hundreds of valentines and pulled every possible political string between Central...
  • Preparing future scientists and engineers

    About 500 educators gathered in Costa Mesa this week to address ways to introduce science, technology, engineering and mathematics, so-called STEM education, to preschoolers. The Early Childhood STEM Conference, held from Thursday to Saturday at the...
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • Hundreds demonstrate at Hoag

    Hundreds demonstrate at Hoag
    Wearing purple and carrying picket signs, hundreds of abortion-rights advocates demonstrated outside Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Thursday night in protest of the recent decision to eliminate elective abortions. They were met by a robust crowd of...
  • Commentary: Apocalyptic plots ruin moviegoing

    "Man of Steel," the reboot of the Superman film franchise, had the biggest opening of a film in June, earning more than $125 million. It's a real shame that a film that depicts catastrophic destruction of huge swaths of city blocks is entertaining to the...
  • Commentary: Reagan was always for starving the beast

    Ronald Reagan understood that Congress is in the business of growing the size of government. Raising taxes to supposedly cut government deficits is the scam that politicians use to increase their ability to borrow more money to spend. As President Reagan...
  • 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...