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  • Blame or thank Jimmy Webb for that song

    Blame or thank Jimmy Webb for that song
    To tweak a time-honored line from Charles Dickens, it's the best of songs and the worst of songs. Pop music is full of love-it-or-hate-it milestones, but perhaps no work has inspired more polarized reactions than "MacArthur Park," the seven-minute mini-...
  • From the Boathouse: Beware hurricane-force conditions on West Coast

    Ahoy, and welcome to a preseason hurricane! Good friend, airline captain and fellow Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club member Jeff Diercksmeier begins his article in the yacht club's newsletter with "from the flight deck." Very appropriate, since I am sure...
  • Mailbag: Rohrabacher is right — earth is cooling

    Re. "Climate change talk shows ignorance," (Mailbag, Aug. 21): In response to Jamie Dow's piece regarding U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's statement that global warming is a "fraud," let me set the record straight. I've read that temperatures aren't...
  • Mailbag: Fact-check before saying man-made warming is a myth

    Re. "Commentary: Global warming activism appears 'contrived," (Forum, Sept. 13): This opinion piece is so full of errors I don't even know where to start. First, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is not some bloated government panel of...
  • Reel Critics: Houston, there's a problem with this 'Apollo' movie

    "Apollo 18" has an interesting premise — say there was a secret mission to the moon, and you were now able to view undiscovered footage showing how things went horribly awry. Good concept, boring execution. This "Blair Witch Goes to the Moon"...
  • Comments & Curiosities: So many wines, so little time at the Balboa Bay Club

    Are you a foodie? I am. Fine wine, great food, I think about them all the time. Cannot be trusted around either of them. It's pathetic. I have no control. My willpower is powerless, every time I get on a digital scale, the little window says, "One at a...
  • Smith: Goodbye, my sweet Cay

    Smith: Goodbye, my sweet Cay
    Cay and I married Feb. 22, 1987. On May 29, 2010, she stopped speaking to me. At first, I thought it was a combination of job stress, a few converging life events and the distinct possibility that she was mad at me. Several days later, at the urging of...
  • Space, the final dog park frontier

    Space, the final dog park frontier
    NASA's shuttle Endeavor didn't land in Costa Mesa, but one local dog owner has other plans to bring space travel to humans and non-humans alike. Briana Smith, 22, of Newport Beach, took a small step for dogs and their owners when she entered the Nestle-...
  • Robert Ormond Case, Jr.

    Robert Ormond Case, Jr.
    Robert Ormond Case, Jr. Robert Ormond Case, Jr. (Bob) of Corona del Mar and Irvine passed away September 17 surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 3, 1926 in Portland, Oregon to Evelyn and Robert O. Case, a well-known Western Fiction writer....
  • Rowland group tackles air quality after oil spill

    When the Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010, sending millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, most scientists were concerned about the damage to sea life. Not many gave a whiff of thought to air quality. The Rowland-Blake Group at UC...
  • Kline students to quiz astronauts in space

    Kline students to quiz astronauts in space
    On Thursday, sixth-grader Brandon True will ask an astronaut orbiting Earth how he moves the International Space Station to dodge space junk. Eighth-grader Sergei Silcock will ask whether he’s made any accidental discoveries about space. And...
  • Space is calling

    Space is calling
    Students at Kline School in Costa Mesa made an especially long-distance call Thursday, first to northern Italy and then bounced by ham radio to the International Space Station. Twenty students had been prepped and handed scripts with their questions as...