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  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • 'The Power of Half' by Kevin and Hannah Salwen

    'The Power of Half' by Kevin and Hannah Salwen
    The Power of Half One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back Kevin and Hannah Salwen Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 242 pp., $24 Give it up for the Salwen family. Inspired by 14-year-old Hannah, who had "become increasingly upset about...
  • The Siren's Call: What really happened to the Knights Templar?

    The Siren's Call: What really happened to the Knights Templar?
    The Templars were an elite taskforce -- consider them the Green Berets of the Middle Ages. They were known for their service to the pope, their fierce determination to wrest Jerusalem from the enemy, their great wealth and, like many groups, their...
  • Discoveries: 'Traveling With Pomegranates' and more

    Discoveries: 'Traveling With Pomegranates' and more
    Traveling With Pomegranates A Mother-Daughter Story Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor Viking: 282 pp., $25.95 In 1998, Sue Monk Kidd was 49. Her daughter Ann was 22 and had lived away from home for four years. Her mother missed her "almost...
  • Five great ideas for dealing with your taxes in retirement

    Benjamin Franklin famously said that "in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." With April 15 right around the corner, let's talk about the more palatable of Franklin's two certainties. Taxes don't disappear in...
  • Our Readers Write: Kudos to all involved in the Community Breakfast

    Supporting Fiesta Days in La Cañada over the Memorial Day holiday, the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada-AM happily served 620 French toast breakfasts to friends and neighbors on May 29 in Memorial Park. Twenty-five club members, assisted by ten Benjamin Franklin...
  • 'A keepsake for O.C. community'

    'A keepsake for O.C. community'
    A new cookbook is making mouths water throughout Orange County. Cleverly titled "Orange County Fare: A Culinary Journey Through the California Riviera," the tome compiled by the Newport Beach-based Junior League of Orange County boasts hundreds of...
  • On Theater: Accomplished director packs his bags

    The year 1965 witnessed several beginnings in local theater. South Coast Repertory put down roots in Newport Beach, the Costa Mesa Playhouse was born on the Orange County Fairgrounds, and your correspondent was just getting his feet wet as the Daily...
  • Friday's Calendar

    TODAY Jonathan Davis Korn singer Jonathan Davis performs a deejay set at Sutra Bar, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, to kick off Independence Day weekend. DJ Morse Code also performs. For more information, visit http://www.sutraoc.com. Red, White And Jew...
  • Saturday's Calendar

    TODAY Torah Study Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m., which is followed by the Saturday Minyan at 10:40 a.m. at the Morgan Chapel. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit...
  • Sunday's Calendar

    Sunday's Calendar
    TODAY Fourth Of July Celebration American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291, 215 15th St., Newport Beach, celebrates Fourth of July with festivities that include the Old Glory Boat Parade, food, music and more. A pancake breakfast starts the day from 7...