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As I work my way around the harbor each week, I always look for people I would like to emulate. One such person is Doug West, and I have said this before about Doug and his efforts as chairman of the Newport Beach Harbor Commission. He wants to help and...
Black Crow White Lie Candi Sary Casperian Books; 159 pages In the film noir classic "The Night of the Hunter," Robert Mitchum plays a preacher who tattoos the word "love" on one hand and "hate" on the other — a symbol, he explains, of the...
It's not every day that one meets a hero. And it's not every day that one graces our California coastal city of Newport Beach. And even more uncommon is one riding horseback — with two horses in tow — on one of the most-traveled streets...
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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell were in California this week on a whirlwind tour to woo Golden State businesses to expand or relocate to their states. At the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa on Thursday, both state...
Betty Lee Hall February 2, 1924 – April 2, 2013 Betty Lee Hall passed away peacefully in her sleep after a stroke disabled her eight years earlier. She was born in Los Angeles to Lois and Douglas Lee. Her father, a prominent architect, built...
The Orange County Great Park once again raised the Irvine's City Council's hackles. The carousel and balloon rides starred prominently at Tuesday's meeting, as did the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. These items, pulled from the meeting's...
Clemens Tsao Engagement Announcement Dr. and Mrs. Keuy-Yeou Tsao of Chicago, Illinois are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Anne Tsao to Dr. Mark Clemens II, son of Debra Clemens of Washington, D.C. and Mark Clemens of Orange,...
Newport Beach and Costa Mesa balance their budgets. The United States government borrows nearly half of every dollar it spends. Why the difference? Granted, a healthy tax base helps. But it's not the whole story. Our less-affluent neighbor, Santa Ana,...
The biggest security threat to our country is a failed economy, and today that is a genuine threat. How so? Because the simple fact is that for every dollar the federal government now spends, it is either borrowing or printing 43 cents. Obviously no...
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Re. "Newport completes lower-bay dredging," Feb. 15: An article by reporter Jill Cowan in the Daily Pilot highlights the completion of the Lower Bay (Newport Harbor) dredging. As I stated in the article, it was a "long, hard road to complete the big...
In my life, I have watched a man walk on the moon, seen the fall of the Berlin Wall, and observed America twice elect a black man to the presidency. In Hawaii in 1999, I saw a chicken cross the road, and several years ago on Highway 152 in Northern...
Gun control was front and center at this week's Irvine City Council meeting following the slaying of two residents Feb. 3. Mayor Steven Choi began and ended Tuesday's meeting in memory of Cal State Fullerton assistant basketball coach Monica Quan, 28,...
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