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  • It's A Gray Area: What's it like to be a judge?

    We all know that we have three branches of government, but where do judges really fit within that system, and what is it like to be a judge? These are questions that I as a trial court judge have been asked frequently. As to the first question, it is...
  • Commentary: Fire rings are falling prey to environmental bureaucrats

    According to Chris Epting's In The Pipeline column, "Something fishy going on with fire ring ban," April 4, he learned the hard way what the Air Quality Management District is really all about. Those green, environmentally friendly shoes pinch when you...
  • It's A Gray Area: Government is meddling in health care

    Since my last column about health care appeared in this space, the system has continued to gallop toward disaster. Today, under the federal government's "leadership," we often pay several times more in the United States for the same prescription drugs...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast: Corona del Mar

    Troy Bolus GPA: 4.5 School Activities/Clubs: track, Photography Club Community: peer tutor, Illumination Foundation Awards/Honors: Most Valuable Player varsity track 2012, Best Varsity Jumper 2010-11 Hobbies/Interests: guitar, golf, skiing,...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast: Newport Harbor

    Rachel Anne Barney GPA: 4.4384 School Activities/Clubs: IB drama production of "Dear Brutus," Field Studies Club, IB History HL, IB English HL, IB Theatre HL, IB French SL, IB Environmental Science SL, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB diploma candidate, AP US...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast: Sage Hill

    Samir Durrani GPA: 4.6 School Activities/Clubs: co-founder of the Organic Educational Center, Honor Committee, Sage Advocates of Multicultural Education, Environmental Club president, rowing team, golf team, Mock Trial captain, jazz band string bassist,...
  • It's A Gray Area: Einstein's brilliant thoughts pertinent to today's woes

    Recently a friend of mine suggested that when you find a great thinker in one intellectual area, probably that person would have some noteworthy thoughts in other areas as well. Honestly, I had never thought about it quite that way before, but I think...
  • It's A Gray Area: Country needs us to set it on right path

    Many things are not going well for us and our country. So where do we go from here? Well, as people sometimes say when playing bridge, let's review the bidding. For every dollar the federal government spends, it is borrowing or printing 20 cents. That...
  • Lobdell: Reagan statue belongs on private property

    "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'" — President Ronald Reagan I imagine Ronald Reagan would have had a chuckle over the government fumbling in Newport Beach over erecting...
  • Community Commentary: Better government includes changes for building department

    Most people object to a long, tedious journey to get what they need done from government. Excessive regulation increases the costs of government and prolongs the review period. Effective, "Good to Great" restructuring going on at City Hall —...
  • In Theory: The location of religious buildings

    According to an article in the Arizona Republic, Arizona lawmakers passed a law earlier this year "that prohibits cities and towns from using zoning codes and land-use rules to restrict where religious facilities such as churches, mosques or synagogues...
  • The Bell Curve: Drug war longer than you think

    "Locked up in a federal prison in Durango, Mexico, is a short, slight, frightened farmer with a pencil mustache and an ugly growth on the side of his neck. I was allowed to interview him, and I'll never forget his face. Nor will I forget that this small...