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  • On Oscars: The best often don't win

     On Oscars: The best often don't win
    On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards. But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
  • Man gets 20 months for defrauding military

    A Newport Coast man was sentenced to 20 months in prison for conspiring to sell counterfeit microchips to the U.S. military and defense contractors, authorities said. Neil Felahy, 34, pleaded guilty in 2009 to federal charges of conspiracy to sell...
  • World View: The French connection

    I couldn't help myself on Oscar night. The spectacle of Hollywood congratulating itself for another year of films tilting toward the lackluster tends to nauseate me. Whenever Tinseltown's big night swings around, I reach for the remote to turn off the...
  • Commentary: Lying about military service is not protected speech

    Xavier Alvarez, after being elected in 2007 to the Three Valleys Municipal Water District in Pomona, introduced himself at his first board meeting as a wounded war veteran who had received the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest honor. But when it was...
  • Prosecution: Irvine 11 violated ambassador's right to free speech

    Prosecution: Irvine 11 violated ambassador's right to free speech
    SANTA ANA — Ten Muslim college students censored the Israeli ambassador to the United States when he tried to give an address atUC Irvine, a prosecutor argued in closing statements of the so-called Irvine 11 trial on Monday. Orange County Deputy...
  • Mailbag: D.A. makes 'wrong kind of history'

    History is being made in Orange County, but it is the wrong kind of history, thanks to Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. The prosecution of 11 Muslim students for interrupting a speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at UC Irvine sends...
  • On Theater: Simon's 'Biloxi Blues' blends humor, poignancy

    About a quarter of a century ago, Neil Simon wrote his fictionalized autobiography — and, being Simon, he took three plays to do it. "Biloxi Blues," the second in his "BB trilogy," is the meat in this theatrical sandwich, slipped in neatly between...
  • Fair Board evicts swap meet operator

    COSTA MESA — The Orange County Fair Board on Thursday voted to evict the weekend swap meet after 42 years at the fairgrounds. Members of the Fair Board majority said declining revenue and repeated clashes with the company that owns the event...
  • Shirlene Gaines Heston

    Shirlene Gaines Heston
    Shirlene Gaines Heston, age 84, passed peacefully on September 9, 2011.  She is remembered with much love by her family and friends.  A resident of Orange County since 1959, Shirlene resided in her final years at Vintage Newport, in Newport Beach, and her...
  • D.A. publishes Irvine 11 case evidence online

    D.A. publishes Irvine 11 case evidence online
    The Orange County district attorney's office published evidence online Wednesday from the Irvine 11 case. The trove includes email threads sent among the UC Irvine and UC Riverside students and video of them shouting down Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren'...
  • Mailbag: Prosecution overzealous in 'Irvine 11' case

    Historically, county district attorneys have demurred from pursuing legal action against University of California students in cases of alleged minor crimes and misdemeanors when these incidents occur on university property. Instead, they have...
  • On Faith: A bridge to peace

    Irish Catholics call the city Derry. Irish Protestants call it Londonderry, its legal name, for it is in Northern Ireland, not the Republic of Ireland. The River Foyle divides the city, with Protestants living largely on the east bank, and Catholics on...