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  • The Bell Curve: Fighting useless fronts of morality, legality

    So the military brass has found a battle they think they can win back home. While they fight real wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, they have enlisted a corps of copy machines as their choice of weapons at home. There they have printed and are circulating...
  • Community Commentary: Meet the new heart of the O.C. Fair

    How big is your heart? There are two answers, one physical, one emotional. I'll take the first, you the second. Make a fist. You heart is about that size. Now pump your fist two times, pause, two times, pause, etc. That is your heart beating. Now...
  • Vincent F. Arrigo

    Vince Arrigo passed away on Sunday February 6th, 2011. He was 81 years old. Vince was born in Los Angeles on September 8, 1929.  He attended Saint John’s Military Academy in Los Angeles where he played football and ran track.  After attending Saint...
  • Community & Clubs: Passing the check

    I was invited to Thursday's Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meeting to cover the check presentation made by club president Ken Mueller to Dan Monahan, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Harbor Area, and Lou Yantorn Branch Athletic Director...
  • Sentencing for counterfeit semiconductors case delayed

    The sentencing of two Newport Coast men who pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit electronics to the U.S. Navy was pushed back until at least November, federal officials said Wednesday. Mustafa Aljaff, 30, and Neil Felahy, 32, could be sentenced to 2....
  • Attacker used ruse, police say

    Police are looking for a man who attacked a woman with a gun in front of her Newport Beach home, authorities said Thursday. About 11 a.m. Wednesday, a man went up to a home in the 2900 block of Setting Sun Drive, near Jasmine View Park in Corona del Mar,...
  • Mesa Musings: Folly of the human spirit

    A recent news report warned that a massive asteroid might strike Earth in the year 2182. I'm not concerned. I learned long ago to carefully pick those things I fret about. Incoming asteroids didn't make the list. Besides, in 2182 I'll be 237 years old....
  • Costa Mesa man example in ACLU case

    COSTA MESA — Using a Costa Mesa man's detention as an example, the American Civil Liberties Union sued the federal government this week on grounds that it doesn't give the mentally disabled a fair chance to dispute deportation orders. Six suspected...
  • In Theory: Appropriate ways to observe 9/11

    The Dove World Outreach Center, a church in Gainesville, Fla., will mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by hosting an "International Burn a Koran Day" event on church property. A Facebook page created for the upcoming event proclaims...
  • Briefs: Sea Kings' Dean now playing in Russia

    Evan Dean is spending most of his August days in Russia. The Corona del Mar High incoming senior is one of 20 beach volleyball players, whom are part of an exchange program in Russia Friday through Aug. 21. Dean, an All-Pacific Coast League first-team...
  • Event to raise awareness on servicewomen, veterans

    Editor's note: This corrects the subhead by removing the word Afghanistan. COSTA MESA — Vanguard University will mark International Women's Day on Monday with a campus event looking into issues unique to female veterans. The private Christian...
  • Golf: Kite stays steady

    Golf: Kite stays steady
    Tom Kite doesn't mince words. He keeps reality in focus. We are fallen people living in a fallen world. Adversity will come, along with triumph. The key, according to Kite, is not straying too far in the wrong direction. In golf, that could refer to a...