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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Community throws Christmas party

     Community throws Christmas party
    COSTA MESA — Alex Lopez didn't care what he would get for Christmas. He just wanted something — a gift from Santa under his tree to open on Christmas day. Before this year, when a group of nonprofit organizations along with South Coast Plaza...
  • Mesa Musings: A diamond was this boy's meal ticket

    In December 1969, I was hired as a temporary holiday employee at Sears, South Coast Plaza. I was a senior in college, and needed work because I'd just been laid off by a building supply store. I suspect that I was hired into Sears' jewelry department...
  • The Crowd: Christmastime ball helps Hoag hospital

    The most vital resource in any community has got to be the standard of health-care services available to its citizens. In Newport-Mesa, and throughout Orange County, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian arguably is the region's most important health-care...
  • The Bell Curve: Grace in giving, grace in receiving

    Many Christmases ago, I was privileged to meet and write about a man who represented the spirit of Christmas better than anyone I had ever known. I was a rookie freelance writer on my first assignment for the Saturday Evening Post. He was a 47-year-old...
  • Drug supplier receives sentence

    When a Newport Coast woman succumbed to her addiction and overdosed on prescription medications in December 2005, her family wanted justice. Who got her those drugs? How could she have so many? On Monday, Joel Stanley Dreyer, 73, of Murrieta, the man...
  • Lights from bow to stern

    Lights from bow to stern
    NEWPORT BEACH — The Balboa Fun Zone was in full gear Wednesday during the first night of the 102nd annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Families munched on pizza, hot pretzels and bundled under fleece blankets as they enjoyed the annual...
  • Lobdell: Boat Parade is great — for everyone else

    I know I'm supposed to love the Christmas Boat Parade, but I just don't. It makes me feel a little Grinchy to admit this, but I have no desire to be among the estimated 1 million enchanted spectators who will line the bay front of Newport Harbor over...
  • So many ways to celebrate

    So many ways to celebrate
    Still need to get into the holiday spirit (or avoid it at all costs)? Check out our holiday activity guide for something to suit everybody — and we mean everybody. For the Scrooge If your goal each December is to get as far away as possible from...
  • Comments & Curiosities: Brawls and the jolly guy in red

    We've been through a lot of them, no? We've seen lots of Christmases and the stories that go with them on these pages over the years, and in just a few days, another one will be upon us. Happens every year just about this time and every year, I try to...
  • Get The Ink Out: Boat parade brings family together

    "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" is not my favorite Christmas song, but boy was it the perfect song for Friday night's Christmas Boat Parade, put on by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. I know, I know, it was raining, enough to make me...
  • On Faith: A message of peace and goodwill

    Christmas decorations are up around our nation. Malls are filled with lines of children taking pictures with Santa as Christmas carols reverberate in the air. Lighted Christmas trees glisten within many homes and schoolchildren are coloring Rudolph's...
  • Mesa Musings: 'Messiah' keeps on living

    George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" is Christmas bedrock. An otherworldly-inspired masterpiece, the oratorio is one of the most beloved works in Western choral literature. I probably first heard the "Hallelujah" chorus as a small child on the radio,...