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  • Mailbag: Hobby Lobby ruling gives religion undue influence

    Religion is a belief system not supported by scientific facts. It should not be part of our legal, political or educational systems. Survival of our species requires that we use our brains to cope with environmental hazards. To deny science is akin to...
  • Stifling sounds of the fair

    Stifling sounds of the fair
    The Orange County Fair intends to be quiet this year, at least from the outside. An open house at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening showed off changes intended to keep as much noise as possible from leaking out into the surrounding neighborhoods while...
  • Rule change has local breweries in a bubbly mood

    Rule change has local breweries in a bubbly mood
    Orange County could be barreling toward a craft beer boom thanks to a recent obscure, bureaucratic rule change, local brewers and officials said. The change, which essentially moves oversight of beer-making facilities from a county agency to the state's...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Not your dad's library — but same benefits

    As more content is available on the Internet, many people think that the library is a relic of the past, a storehouse for books only. What they do not realize is that as the Web has evolved, so have libraries. And libraries combine the power of data...
  • Former senator cleared in fairground sale case

    The Orange County district attorney has cleared a former state senator of accusations that he inappropriately lobbied legislators during a 2009 attempt to privatize the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. In a letter Tuesday, prosecutors said...
  • Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off

    Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off
    As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in California's history, frontrunners in several area races appeared to be headed for spots on the November general election...
  • Street and beach culture on display at Hurley

    Street and beach culture on display at Hurley
    It was easy to miss a small black-and-white photo on the wall next to the blazing, glossy aesthetic of a deep orange and red Chevy Impala known as El Rey. The 1963 convertible is regarded as a pinnacle of modern lowrider culture, and even under low...
  • City workers begin operating Costa Mesa Senior Center

    City workers begin operating Costa Mesa Senior Center
    Seven city staffers welcomed seniors with breakfast and coffee at the Costa Mesa Senior Center early Wednesday. It was a takeover, but a friendly one by all appearances. The tensions that some had anticipated when city staffers moved in didn't...
  • Drug disposal sites set up

    Police departments across Orange County will collect expired and unneeded prescription medications Saturday. Irvine, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa police will all host collections from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone who wants to dispose of unused...
  • Newport firefighters respond to gas leak at office building

    About half a dozen units from the Newport Beach Fire Department responded to a gas leak that sparked an evacuation over the weekend, but the quick reaction of a landlord brought the situation under control, a fire official said. A construction crew...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Catching up on World War I history

    I just finished Frederic Morton's "Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914." The detail surrounding the many people involved in that slice of history building up to World War I is amazing. I knew that the death of Crown Prince Archduke Franz Ferdinand...
  • Community center as new central library?

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer on Tuesday called for converting the Neighborhood Community Center into a large central library. If accomplished, the 24,000-square-foot downtown facility in Lions Park would be considerably larger than the other three...