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  • The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come

    The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come
    On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The Westin South Coast Plaza welcomed a full house celebrating Nootbaar in a program billed as "America: A Nation of Immigrants." The Ellis Island award honors a diverse group of American citizens for their contributions to American society in business, culture, education, science and humanitarian endeavors.
  • The Crowd: Giving WINGS to graduate women

    The Crowd: Giving WINGS to graduate women
    They soared on the wings of eagles. A group of Newport-Mesa women, led by Stephanie Bernardy and Michele Mullen, came together Sept. 13 at Newport Beach's Haute Cakes Caffe to launch a new women's auxiliary dedicated to fundraising and "friendraising"...

    It's A Gray Area: 'The whole world is not like Irvine'

    Life is short, so we all need reminders that our lives are fleeting. I remind myself by trying to keep in mind some rules I made long ago to help design my life which I call "The Designer Niners." They have helped me, and maybe to some extent they will do...

    Remembering JFK 50 years later

    It was Nov. 22, 1963. Americans sat glued to their televisions and radios as broadcasters announced that President John F. Kennedy had been fatally shot in Dallas. Kennedy's murder sent shockwaves through the country, with some historians going so far...

    O.C. voter turnout far behind 2008, but mail-in ballots up

    O.C. voter turnout far behind 2008, but mail-in ballots up
    Just over 19% of registered Orange County voters had cast ballots by 3 p.m. Tuesday, a notable drop from the 2008 elections, county officials said. Four years ago, about 35% of the registered voters had voted by 3 p.m. An increase in vote-by-mail ballots...