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  • The God Squad: Is it the duty of people to have children?

    Q: What's your opinion about recent statements by Pope Francis imploring married couples to have children or they will be bitter and lonely in old age? I found his comments hurtful and offensive to the many married Catholic couples who struggle with...
  • Edith "Dee" Kroopf

    Edith "Dee" Kroopf
    Edith passed away in Corona del Mar on November 30, 2013.  She was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 4th 1925, the sixth of nine children of Abe and Becky Newman.  As a young woman she ventured west to Los Angeles where she met and married Hank Kroopf of...
  • Debra Healy Deem

    Debra Healy Deem
    Debra Healy Deem Debra Healy Deem, 58 of Laguna Beach passed away on August 28th after succumbing to injuries received in a tragic bike accident on August 27th 2013. Debra was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in Southern California. She received...
  • Blanche Spiritus

    Blanche Spiritus
    Blanche Spiritus May 3, 1915- February 11, 2011   Blanche Spiritus, 95 of Newport Beach passed away on February 11, 2011.  She was born on May 3, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York.   After completing her BS degree she went on to obtain a Masters Degree prior to...
  • Dorothy V. Fischer

    Dorothy V. Fischer
    Dorothy V. Fischer Fischer, Dorothy Veronica of Newport Beach died at age 92 on February 10, 2012. She was born in New York City on November 6, 1919 to Daniel and Ruth O’Leary.  She grew up in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn with her older sister...
  • Contemporary stage giant returns to O.C.

    The acclaimed American playwright Donald Margulies will be in Orange County for the Friday night opening of South Coast Repertory's revival of "Sight Unseen," his SCR-commissioned play that earned him the first of three Pulitzer Prize nominations for...
  • Captain Harold Albert McGrath, Jr.

    Captain Harold Albert McGrath, Jr.
    Captain Harold Albert McGrath, Jr., USN (Ret), 81, of Roanoke, VA, died September 11, 2011, in his home.  Hal was born December 20, 1929, in New York.  He was preceded in death by his father Harold Albert McGrath, Sr.; mother Lucille Sievert and step-...
  • Creationism: 'Gobbledy gook' or fact?

    Creationism: 'Gobbledy gook' or fact?
    Plainview, Kan., exists in Catherine Trieschmann's imagination. But the playwright is no stranger to the actual fertile flatlands of the Great Plains, the threat of tornadoes that hangs above the American heartland's sky and its charged social issues....
  • Francis Joseph Brown Jr.

    Francis Joseph Brown Jr.
    Francis Joseph Brown Jr. Lt. Colonel, US Army (retired), passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of April 15, 2011, just 10 days shy of his 93rd birthday.   He was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 25, 1918 to Frank Sr. and Dorothy Brown.  He...
  • The God Squad: Celibacy for Catholic priests serves a valid purpose

    Question: There's an increasing debate within the Catholic Church on the issue of mandatory celibacy for priests. I last discussed this subject with my regular group of train commuters: one Catholic (myself), one Jew (whose father and grandfather were...
  • High degrees of success

    High degrees of success
    Thomas Melindi was tested on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Then he was tested in the classrooms of Orange Coast College. On Thursday, as the student speaker at the college's graduation ceremony, Melindi,...
  • Newport woman comes in second for Levi's contest

    Newport woman comes in second for Levi's contest
    NEWPORT BEACH — Last week, it looked like Roxanne Kaiden might become the new face of Levi's. On July 14, she was pulling in 35% of the votes in a model search, putting her in second place as the future social media spokeswoman for the denim...