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  • Don't underestimate the speed of sorghum

    Don't underestimate the speed of sorghum
    COSTA MESA — Never underestimate the speed of light — or the properties of grass and vegetables. A biofuel made from sorghum and sugar beets helped propel Orange Coast College aviation instructor Richard "Smokey" Young, 50, of Chino Hills,...
  • Giving hope by the glass

    Giving hope by the glass
    OneHope, a nonprofit wine company based in Newport Beach, recently announced a new partnership with Robert Mondavi Jr. of the renowned wine-making family. Until the partnership with Mondavi, OneHope was working with David Elliott, formerly of the...
  • The Coastal Gardener: Two weeks of gardening education

    The Coastal Gardener: Two weeks of gardening education
    Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back. Chinese proverb If one wants to create a great garden and then sustain it, there are really only two options. Option 1: Start planting whatever appeals to you. As things fail, replace...
  • Navy: No toxins detected under El Toro runways

    IRVINE — The U.S. Navy did not detect toxins beneath the former El Toro Marine Base's runways and progress is steadily being made on a plume of contamination beneath other sections of the former base, residents were told at last week's City...
  • Mesa Musings: Modesty, where have you gone?

    Modesty. It's a forgotten virtue in this culture. Remember long ago when our teachers introduced us to the "Seven Heavenly Virtues" (as opposed to the "Seven Deadly Sins")? Those virtues were spelled out as: chastity, temperance, charity, diligence,...
  • Marina development plans wrapping up

    Marina development plans wrapping up
    Etco Homes Inc. a development company based in Beverly Hills, is finalizing plans to build a 36,000 square-foot commercial, retail and residential mixed-use development at the site of the Newport Bay Marina, the former location of the historic World War...
  • Support above call of duty

    Assistant Secretary of Defense Dennis McCarthy recently presented the Irvine Police Department with the Employer Support Freedom Award for going the extra mile for employees who serve in U.S. National Guard and Reserve. The recognition was given during a...
  • Robbers storm home, steal $50K in pot

    Seconds after a customer left a Costa Mesa home Thursday night, robbers forced their way in, pistol-whipped the homeowner and stole 9 pounds of his marijuana, police said. Three men wearing bandannas over their faces entered the victim's home in the 2600...
  • A slice of the Great Park

    A slice of the Great Park
    IRVINE — Orange County will have its Great Park — or at least the small segment of it that officials were able to budget for — by spring 2011, board directors said this week. The North Lawn is the first part of the first phase of the...
  • Dinner, golf event helps Marine veterans

    Dinner, golf event helps Marine veterans
    NEWPORT BEACH — Marine Cpl. Alfonso Palacios has a tattoo on his left forearm depicting tombstones in memory of servicemen killed during a seven-month tour in Afghanistan. The 24-year-old Afghan War veteran said he lost four buddies who were...
  • Community & Clubs: New officers installed

    On Oct. 10, the Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa installed the officers for the 2010-11 fiscal year. The new officers are Ken Dilley, president; Charles Markel, vice president; Rhea Leigh Graf, treasurer; and Bill Lowe, secretary. The incoming Board of...
  • O.C. Bargainista: Costumes beget delicious treats

    Freebie of the Week: Kids eat free on Halloween at several local restaurants, including Zov's Bistro, 21123 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Beach, where all kids dressed in costume will receive a kid's meal with purchase of an adult entrée. Call (949) 760-...