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  • Friends of the Libraries: Catching up on World War I history

    I just finished Frederic Morton's "Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914." The detail surrounding the many people involved in that slice of history building up to World War I is amazing.
  • A Word, Please: Just get over the AP style change

    It was the tweet that launched a thousand copy editor groans: The Associated Press Stylebook's longtime snubbing of "over" is over. "New to the stylebook: Over, as well as more than, is acceptable to indicate greater numerical value," the AP style...

    City Lights: Trying to understand genocide

    City Lights: Trying to understand genocide
    If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...

    Veterans make a pitch for a memorial garden

    A group of veterans and local activists urged the Orange County Fair Board on Thursday to build a memorial garden at the fairgrounds that would honor veterans and the property's military heritage. The garden would be an appropriate addition to the...

    Applications to carry concealed weapons pile up

    A backlog of applications for concealed weapons permits in Orange County has grown to almost 3,000, officials said Thursday, as the Orange County Sheriff's Department scrambles to speed up the process. The department is working out the logistics of a...