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  • Mesa Musings: Choral concerts give pause for reflection

    Three weeks ago my 9-year-old granddaughter performed carols with her school choir at a home for senior citizens. Her brother, two sisters and parents accompanied her to the performance. In the car on the way to the concert, she encouraged her 7-year-...
  • Sounding Off: More than 300 job applications and counting

    Editor's note: This is the first of two parts. The latest description of the employment challenged is the term "in transition." According to the Advanced English Dictionary, "transition" means, "A change from one place or state or subject or stage to...
  • Who made this year's DP 103?

    Who made this year's DP 103?
    No. 1 Jim Righeimer You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
  • George Horace Morales

    George Horace Morales
    On December 28, 2010, George Horace Morales peacefully left this earth, happy with his well-lived life.  His journey began October 5, 1919 in Ponce, Puerto Rico followed shortly by a move to New York City. He was a celebrated athlete, winning the...
  • Mailbag: Bell was inspirational teacher at UCI

    My thanks to you for the many years you provided Joe Bell with a generous platform from which to express his witty, intelligent, extraordinarily open view on life — his own and the community for which he cared. It took an open mind on your part to...
  • Motor Inn shooting suspect pleads not guilty

    COSTA MESA — An Anaheim man is scheduled to appear in court Friday for a pre-trial hearing linked to a Costa Mesa shooting. Victor Valdez, 21, is charged with multiple felony counts of assault with a firearm, street terrorism and carrying a...
  • Local teen wins statewide speech competition

    An 18-year-old Newport Beach resident beat out 5,000 students last month to win a statewide speech competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Kelsey Woo, a senior at Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, took the top prize and about $3,...
  • 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...
  • 'Eaters collect honors

    UC Irvine senior Spencer Thompson and junior Andrew Fontein have earned Big West Conference offensive and defensive player of the week honors for the Anteaters, ranked No. 8 in the latest College Soccer News poll. Thompson produced his first career hat...