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  • Community & Clubs: Iraq war veteran to speak at meeting

    On Wednesday, Iraq war veteran David Mayer is going to be at the general meeting of the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291, along with his mother and father. He will speak about the organization he is establishing to build homes for veterans who have...
  • A heartfelt homecoming

    A heartfelt homecoming
    NEWPORT BEACH — Three years ago, Glen Mayer was sitting behind an American Legion booth at a fair in Palo Cedro, near Redding, when Bill Dunn happened upon the unexpected welcome mat. Dunn, the 1st vice commander of American Legion Post No. 291 in...
  • Sounding Off: Love neighbors as ourselves

    Friends, you probably know that Wednesday evening began the celebration of Rosh Hashanah and Thursday marked the end of Ramadan. I spent Wednesday night celebrating Rosh Hashanah with a gathering of rabbis. Together we prayed, sang, ate, laughed and loved...
  • Comments & Curiosities: Trading some dignity for health

    Ever had surgery? I have. Had some last week, in fact. I had a torn rotator cuff, which has now been trimmed, stitched, un-torn, fluffed and folded. Your rotator cuff, as you know, is the part of your shoulder that, well, rotates and looks like a French...
  • Editorial: 9/11 anniversary is no time for hate

    The nationwide resurgence of anti-Muslim sentiment is sad and unfortunate. It threatens to tear at the seams of the fabric of America. On the ninth anniversary of 9/11, we appeal to the people of Newport-Mesa to refrain from joining in to stoke this...
  • City could use E-Verify for immigration status

    *Updated from an earlier version COSTA MESA — In an effort to crack down on illegal immigration, Mayor Allan Mansoor will ask the city to study a plan that would require employers to use E-Verify, a federal database that screens the immigration...
  • Mesa Musings: Koreas' war far from over

    "In the spring … kings go off to war," the author of 2 Samuel wrote three millennia ago. Lee crossed the Potomac and invaded the Union in June 1863; Hitler ran roughshod over France in May 1940; and North Korea invaded the South in June 1950....
  • Classically Trained: Maestro has strong musical roots

    Classically Trained: Maestro has strong musical roots
    SEAL BEACH — When your father plays violin, your brother plays violin, your cousins play violin and your aunt plays viola, clearly the sounds of strings run deep in the family. So it was only natural that Maxim Eshkenazy take up the family trade...
  • Communities & Clubs: American Legion national official coming to Post 291

    American Legion National Commander Jimmie Foster is scheduled to attend a dinner at Newport Harbor Post 291 on Monday, Dec. 13. Key members of Foster's command staff will accompany him to the dinner. Also attending will be the parents of Michael A....
  • Checkpoint yields two DUI arrests

    COSTA MESA — A DUI checkpoint Saturday resulted in seven investigations, two arrests and another unrelated arrest, according to a news release issued by the Police Department. The operation on Harbor Boulevard south of Victoria Street also resulted...
  • Three locals charged in white supremacist case

    Three locals charged in white supremacist case
    Three Costa Mesa residents were among nearly 50 people arrested or indicted in Orange County's biggest white supremacist prison and street gang crackdown ever. Jessie Raffensberger, 31, Richard Michael Briggs, 58, and Edward Anthony Ferraro, 30, are...
  • City Life: Wishes from Newport-Mesans

    2010 is a good year to be a Saturday columnist. So is 2011. This year, Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, as does New Year's Day. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been asking family, friends and colleagues what they want for the holidays, whether it'...