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  • Apodaca: UCI launches first ROTC program in wake of 'don't ask, don't tell' reversal

    Lost amid the recent media frenzy over the so-called Irvine 11 was some good news coming out of UC Irvine. The repeal of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, which took effect Sept. 20, has resulted in the establishment of the first ROTC...
  • Ava steps up for Sage

    Ava steps up for Sage
    Sage Hill School tennis assistant coach Dave Siegmund sent me an email Monday. The subject line caught my attention. "Championships are won by players like Ava Soleimany," it read. After I heard about what Soleimany did Saturday at the Division III...
  • Job fair targets veterans

    COSTA MESA — The Honor a Hero: Hire a Vet, Orange County Veterans Employment Committee's job fair, will return to Costa Mesa for its fourth installment with about 40 employers May 26. The event, which last year attracted about 550 job seekers &#...
  • Garrison has plans to step out on his own terms

    Garrison has plans to step out on his own terms
    COSTA MESA — When Tom Garrison left the Navy, he had to decide between becoming a physician, or a teacher. After teaching marine science at Orange Coast College over 42 years, Garrison is preparing to end his career right where it started without...
  • Academics question Rohrabacher on Pakistan bill

    Two foreign policy experts at UC Irvine have questioned the wisdom of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's sponsorship of a House bill that would end U.S. financial aid to Pakistan. But the Republican Costa Mesa congressman stood by his proposal, saying he feels that...
  • City Life: School district needs leadership, accountability

    On the website for each school in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, there is a School Accountability Report Card that has valuable information, including salaries, test scores, expenditure per pupil and more. The report card also includes the...
  • 'It feels like I'm being rebuilt'

     'It feels like I'm being rebuilt'
    COSTA MESA — Thatiana Geiger slowly pushed two children in a double-seat stroller between rows of tables, eying neatly laid-out information packets from 40 prospective employers. She and her husband, Brian Geiger, a Navy veteran, attended Thursday'...
  • Rohrabacher on Iraq: 'That reality should be facing us now'

    Whether they're just saying it for political gain or from bad advice, the current crop of GOP presidential candidates are wrong to criticize plans to pull out of Iraq by the end of the year, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) said this week. First on...
  • Two films, two wars

    Two films dealing with war and politics in the tinderbox of the Middle East are coming to Newport-Mesa for one-night special screenings. The city of Costa Mesa on Friday night will host a screening of "Patrol Base Jaker" at the Triangle Square Cinemas....
  • Phony Paul Frank pajamas seized at port

    Phony Paul Frank pajamas seized at port
    Nearly 15,000 pairs of phony Paul Frank pajamas worth nearly $100,000 were found and confiscated at the Los Angeles-Long Beach Port, federal authorities announced Tuesday. The seizure of the pajamas imprinted with cuddly characters such as Blue Julius,...
  • It's A Gray Area: Let the U.N. take over world's issues

    The largest threat to our nation's safety and security is a weak economy. Looking back throughout history, most of the strongest powers, like the Roman, Ottoman and British empires, were not conquered from the outside. Instead they overextended...
  • Seniors, veterans treated to a show

    CORONA DEL MAR —The Harbor Singers honored the Armed Forces on Friday with music and choreographed moves at the monthly Friends of OASIS meeting. The Orange County women's singing group performed showtunes and patriotic numbers with dance moves...