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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,...
  • For the cause, or for the votes?

    COSTA MESA — The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a resolution recognizing June 19 as "the Day of Remembrance for Overseas Vietnamese Veterans of the Republic of South Vietnam." Officials adopted the resolution after Mayor Allan...
  • Bodysurfers can thank the Army

    Bodysurfers can thank the Army
    NEWPORT BEACH — Here's one gnarly example of a righteous form of federal government intervention: If it weren't for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, we'd never have those gigantic waves at the Wedge. It's a stretch of beach at the southern tip of...
  • Mansoor hires Vietnamese assistant

    COSTA MESA — Mayor Allan Mansoor has been trying to appeal to the Vietnamese American community, a key voting bloc in his bid for the 68th Assembly District. Toward that goal he's enlisted the support of a Little Saigon political insider, Daisy...
  • Talks flow for river project

    NEWPORT BEACH — Veteran conservationists are seeking to revive long-languishing plans for a massive park near the mouth of the Santa Ana River. Earlier this month, they formed a nonprofit organization to create the Orange Coast River Park, a 1,...
  • Sampras on marquee

    Sampras on marquee
    Pete Sampras seemingly has little in common with Dirk Nowitzki.But at about the time Sampras began carving out a legacy as one of the greatest tennis players of all time in the early 1990s, Nowitzki was winning junior tennis tournaments in his native...