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  • Our Readers Write: Kudos to all involved in the Community Breakfast

    Supporting Fiesta Days in La Caņada over the Memorial Day holiday, the Kiwanis Club of La Caņada-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...
  • Learning with a jolt of fun

    NEWPORT BEACH — Mariners Elementary School second-graders came up with answers for who "invented" electricity — Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison, they responded — but the question turned out to be a trick. A learning trick, that is....
  • Chasing Down The Muse: You can count on death, taxes and change

    "The only things certain in life are death and taxes." — Benjamin Franklin * Certainties. So many folks say blithely that death and taxes are the only ones. I beg to differ. What about gorgeous days and joy and exhilaration and, well, just the...
  • Virtual library to mark contrabands at Monroe

    HAMPTON — A virtual archive telling the African-American story at Fort Monroe and Hampton is being established thanks to a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. State Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, a driving force behind the...
  • 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...