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Re. "Records: Man killed in bomb blast had lab equipment," (May 1): Get the facts right! The white powder was flour. He was upset with Pillsbury. We found notes he had written to them complaining about the packaging, etc. The liquid was water. He had...
Earlier this month, Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach announced to its staff that its physicians would no longer be able to perform elective abortions at the hospital ("Hoag: no more elective abortions," May 8). This came as a surprise to some of its...
Re. "Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence," (May 5): I was surprised no mention was made of the reason the Federal Emergency Management Agency revised its flood maps — global warming. FEMA's conservative estimate of sea rise, according to...
In a letter to affiliated physicians and staff, Hoag Hospital announced that elective abortions will no longer be performed at the Newport Beach facility because of the low number of procedures done annually. The decision was based on a review of...
With the happenings in Boston and in West Texas fresh in our minds, the National Day of Prayer makes more sense than ever, says the Rev. Julie Elkins, president of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council and pastor at First United Methodist Church of...
Q: Two of your last columns are tied together in my mind. Recently, you offered a prayer for the new pope and said, "Old practices that are true but not popular need to be preserved. Old practices that are just old and not true need to be let go." The...
Thank you, dear readers, for your many kind comments on my column welcoming Pope Francis to the world of healing and hope. I'm truly excited to see his first humble and gracious acts, and I hope they presage a time of new beginnings and old continuities...
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Parisa Esfahani's heart swells every time she learns of Orange County residents participating in community programs focused on alleviating poverty. A three-time participant in Concern America's Walk out of Poverty, Parisa, 18, of Costa Mesa, recalls her...
A black helicopter circled closer and closer to the schoolyard at St. Joachim Catholic School in Costa Mesa on Tuesday, prepping to unload its cargo of 2,305 golf balls. Minutes earlier, a group of students had cheered as Elizabeth McNulty showed them a...
Tags: Golf, Sports, Christianity, Students, Religion and Belief
The good news is that I did not swear an oath of secrecy. The bad news is that I don't know anything about what went on in the Sistine Chapel and I'm not Catholic. However, my best friend is a priest and I remember tenderly joking with Father Tom...
The news of a new pope reached Father Enrique Sera of St. Joachim Catholic Church in a 21st-century way. While in a prayer session with about 100 other people over the acquisition of the Crystal Cathedral, the Costa Mesa clergyman received a text message...
Josephine Ann Conroy Upham Billings May 15, 1927-February 10, 2013 You are beloved daughter of Margaret Gertrude and Thomas Henry Conroy; charming wife to David William Upham, Sr., and Cmdr. Richard Newman Billings, USN (deceased);...
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