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  • 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" on behalf of Santa Ana's KidWorks educational enrichment programs. They are calling their group WINGS, an acronym for Women Investing In Graduate Success.
  • 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...

    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...

    It's A Gray Area: Make the most of life and smile

    As hard as it is to believe, the year 2012 is now upon us. And I am only just now about ready to face the Y2K problem! But with the sobering understanding that time will continue to fly by, I now ask you: Knowing what you know now, if you could have...

    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...