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  • Editorial: Reproductive services: the Hoag Hospital compact

    Editorial: Reproductive services: the Hoag Hospital compact
    When Hoag Hospital, which has facilities in Irvine and Newport Beach, announced it was establishing a partnership with St. Joseph Health System, community groups say they were promised that the hospital would continue to provide the same services it always had. But soon after — and not all that surprisingly, given that St. Joseph is Catholic-run — Hoag declared that it would stop providing elective abortions.
  • Pet of the Week

    Pet of the Week
    The season is changing, and the spring kittens are here. Cloudy (male Russian Blue), Misty (female silver tabby) and Windy (female black marble Bengal) just visited Community Animal Network's pet adoption event at Fashion Island, sponsored by Russo's...

    The God Squad: Finding connections in Passover and Easter

    Passover will be celebrated this year beginning on Monday evening, April 14, with the first Seder — the Passover meal. Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20 for all Christian denominations, and although this single Christian date for Easter will...

    'Problem motels' less of a problem

    A task force focusing on quality-of-life issues in Costa Mesa says the city has made progress in curbing the number of times police are called to so-called problem motels. In a report released this week, Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Improvement Task...

    My Answer: The mullings of a mother-in-law

    Q: How can I be a good mother-in-law? Our son got married a few months ago, and they live fairly near us. It's hard for me not to call them every day, but I don't want to be an interfering mother-in-law. How can I avoid this but still let them know I...