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  • Anglican parish formerly at St. James finds a new home in Costa Mesa

    The Anglican parish formerly associated with what is now St. James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach will move to a permanent location in Costa Mesa in the fall. The Anglican congregation has been holding services throughout Newport Beach...
  • Rearview Mirror: OC Week in Review

    Sunday (08.02.15) Youth dominates at U.S. Open of Surfing The U.S. Open of Surfing got some international flavor with a twist of youth at Huntington Beach. On the men's side, Hiroto Ohhara, 18, went from just barely getting into the event as an...
  • Mailbag: Peotter's history sheds some light

    Mailbag: Peotter's history sheds some light
    Despite Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter's claims that he is not homophobic, his public record betrays his actual beliefs and efforts in anti-LGBT activities. According to a story in the Los Angeles Times, "Irvine: Don't flaunt, gays warned by N...
  • Transgendered? UC campuses want to know

    This fall, students applying to UC schools will have the option to self-identify among six different gender identities on undergraduate admissions forms. The options on the application are now male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer/...
  • Newport Councilman Peotter's opposition to gay unions draws criticism

    Newport Councilman Peotter's opposition to gay unions draws criticism
    Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter angered gay rights leaders Tuesday after circulating an email that criticized same-sex marriage and the LGBT movement's use of rainbow imagery to advance its cause. The message sent to constituents took...
  • Venezia: Peotter shouldn't use city seal in criticism of gay marriage

    *This column has been updated, as noted below. Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter is at it again with another email blast that many, including me, find offensive. This week he sent out something criticizing the Supreme Court's decision to allow...
  • Commentary: I will not 'park my faith or convictions at the door'

    News flash: I am a Christian man who believes in traditional marriage. I won't shy away from my convictions because the politically correct are crying foul. Tolerance needs to be a two-way street. The LGBT community appears to be intolerant of my deeply...
  • Newport council to consider second anchorage area in Turning Basin

    Sailors heading into Newport Beach this summer could soon have another temporary location to drop their boat's anchor in the harbor. The City Council on Tuesday will weigh a proposal made by the Harbor Commission to add an additional anchorage area in...
  • Newport special meeting to address LGBT community's concerns after councilman's email

    In response to pushback from the LGBT community in Orange County over comments made last week by a councilman, the Newport Beach City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday evening to reaffirm support for a diverse community. Mayor Ed Selich called...
  • Transgender woman's lawsuit accuses Barnes & Noble of discrimination, harassment

    Transgender woman's lawsuit accuses Barnes & Noble of discrimination, harassment
    A transgender woman who worked at Barnes & Noble stores in Huntington Beach and Irvine sued the bookseller last week, alleging that she was humiliated and then pushed out of her job when she began transitioning from male to female. Victoria Ramirez...
  • Commentary: Supporters of gay rights should avoid the GOP

    In 1854 residents of Ripon, Ill., helped form the Republican Party. They were abolitionists who stood squarely for civil rights in an era when many people lived in slavery. The Grand Old Party championed the rights of slaves and women. The Great...
  • Venezia: Concert pays tribute to heroes of gay men's chorus

    If you love the music of Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Cher, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Pink, then this weekend you're in for a real treat. The Irvine Barclay Theatre will rock to the sounds of these great divas as MenAlive - Orange County's Gay Men's Chorus...