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  • 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...
  • Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson

    Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson
    Seeing Further The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society Edited by Bill Bryson William Morrow: 506 pp., $35 There are about 1,400 people currently entitled to tack on "F.R.S." to the end of their names, possibly the world'...
  • Students fill budget gaps themselves

    Patrece Otero remembers when the Glendale Unified School District used to give her $200 a year to buy classroom supplies for her 20 or so students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. This year, Otero received $100 for her 36 students. That's one...
  • State PTA offers scholarships

    The California State PTSA scholarships deadline is approaching. This scholarship recognizes high school seniors for school and community volunteer service and has no grade-point-average requirement. Applicants must be PTA members. Application deadline...
  • An old diary throws him a curve

    An old diary throws him a curve
    Reporting from Orange, Va. On the 19th page of the diary, I saw it. "Spence Mozingo came to . . . get boards for covering the Tob[acco] house." I clasped the back of my head in disbelief. Francis Taylor, a close cousin of James Madison, had kept a...
  • Ben Franklin's 'self-evident' declaration

     
    by Frank James On this Independence Day, as we pay annual homage to the Declaration of Independence for which Thomas Jefferson gets most of the credit for authoring, let's not forget the signal contribution made by Benjamin Franklin -- entrepreneur,......
  • When in the Course of human events...

     
    by Jim Tankersley France celebrates its independence day on the anniversary of a citizen uprising at a prison; Canada's comes on the anniversary of a legislative act recognizing its self-governance. In the United States, we celebrate a "Dear John"......
  • Constitution Day: Laura Bush's lesson

     
    by Mark Silva The Constitution is 221 years old today. First Lady Laura Bush, who turned 60 not long ago, spoke to the occasion today in the East Room of the White House. Joined by the director of the National......
  • Sarah Palin's Halloween party

     
    Although Owl Meat didn't know it at the time, my daughter went to a Halloween party last night as...Sarah Palin!!!! Amazing coincidence!!!! Here's the Owl Man with a very topical Funtastic Thursday. If anyone wants to riff on Obama's Halloween......
  • Friday comment contest winner

     
    Jim Clark takes this week's prize, for his reaction to my decision to transcribe most of Joe Benigno's post-Jets-loss rant on WFAN. Here it is, minus the part where he takes shots at my fellow New York sports media scribes.......