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  • It's A Gray Area: Governments need to outsource services

    My Aug. 12, 2007, column recommended that all governments pass sunset laws requiring each of their agencies to receive a positive vote every six or seven years from their legislatures in order to be funded again. The government would abolish the agency if...
  • One ukulele to entertain them all

    One ukulele to entertain them all
    COSTA MESA — Alone on the expansive stage, Jake Shimabukuro looked like he was about to launch into a stand-up routine. An audience of some 2,000 at the RenĂ©e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall was waiting for him to strum four short strings....
  • NBPD investigates what group calls racial attack

    Editor's note: This version clarifies and restores comments made by Munira Syeda, spokeswoman for CAIR's Greater Los Angeles chapter office. NEWPORT BEACH — The owner of a Newport Beach cigar lounge on Tuesday denied a claim made by a civil rights...
  • Lobdell: Remember these historic figures

    This year's Daily Pilot 103 got me to thinking. Who would make the all-time DP 103 list of influential people in Newport-Mesa history? Here's my stab at the beginnings of the list. I limited myself to folks who could be considered early pioneers or...
  • Out and about in 2011

    Out and about in 2011
    If you've made a New Year's resolution to get out of the house more, check out this guide for 2011 entertainment options. From Broadway to blues to ballet, we've got you covered; here's a selection. Call the venue or visit their website for prices and...
  • It's A Gray Area: Why liberty is so important to us

    The response to last week's column asking our politicians to dare to lead and dare to lose was substantial, and mostly positive. The column closed by commenting that there is nothing wrong with our country that cannot be resolved by us once again becoming...
  • The Crowd: Making a difference for Orange County seniors

    The Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center (AASCSC) raised nearly $200,000 at a holiday fundraiser held at The Irvine Marriott Hotel. Chaired by Orange County's philanthropic Ruth Ding, who also happens to be the founding chairwoman of the Orange...
  • Editorial: Honor the fallen in the civil rights war too

    On Memorial Day, we will again honor Americans who died in service to their country. Many of these men and women were, of course, gay, serving under that shameful compromise known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and in deeper secrecy before that. With...
  • Steinberg: Outlook on gays is changing in sports

    A marginal former NFL player announced this week that he was gay, sparking new interest in the status of homosexuality in sports. Player reaction to the news of Wade Davis was largely positive which represents a sea shift in player attitudes. Athletes at...
  • Actress Geena Davis to speak in Newport

    Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner plans to welcome actress Geena Davis and female politicians to town later this month for a fundraising event benefiting a women's commission. Gardner and Davis will be joined by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Lakewood), Orange...
  • Youth can learn the power to make a difference

    In late November and early December, I attended the two-week United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. I was selected to represent the Girl Scouts of the USA as part of a youth delegation for the World Assn. of Girl Guides and Girl...
  • On Faith: Society could take some cues from tennis court

    For many years I've been playing tennis at Orange Coast College and learning important life lessons: •The players are a diverse group — a wide range of ages and ethnicities, both genders, many walks of life. •The sportsmanship and...