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Winter Solstice

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  • Book calendar: Author events for the week of December 5, 2010

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich SUNDAY Rhapsodomancy Reading Series: Authors Diane Lefer (" California Transit"), poet Robin Ekiss ("The Mansion of Happiness"), author/screenwriter Steve De Jarnatt ("Miracle Mile") and poet Candace...
  • Calendar

    YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: The romantic musical "Daddy Long Legs" continues its world premiere run at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Performances Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; Thursday...
  • Outdoor Calendar

    CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N. Coast Hwy, has 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland. $15 day-use parking fee. The park is open 6 a.m. to sunset daily. For more information, call (949) 497-7647 or e-mail...
  • Texting campaign surrounds lunar eclipse

    Texting campaign surrounds lunar eclipse
    Science, like many things in life, can be more fun when you share it with others. With that in mind, JPL has launched a new Internet and text message campaign to help those viewing Monday night's lunar eclipse share the experience with the world....
  • Winter solstice video: Time-lapse of the shortest day of the year

    Winter solstice video: Time-lapse of the shortest day of the year
    The winter solstice is actually a moment in time, when the Earth's tilts farthest away from the sun on its axis. Each year, it happens on Dec. 20 or Dec. 21 in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2010, it occurs today, and it's the shortest day of the year, in...
  • The Dry Garden: New 'Tree Rings' book puts climate change in terms young readers can understand

     
    As the United Nations Climate Change Conference concludes in Copenhagen, what is a smart kid to make of the riots? That we’re all going to die -- Santa first? That in a few years down the road, discussion of climate is best had wearing a clown’s...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Oscars & SAG send out ballots | Kennedy Center kudos lineup | Significance of 'Avatar'

     
    • Nomination ballots for the 82nd annual Oscars were mailed Monday to the 5,777 voting members of the academy. As per the news release: "Completed ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. PST on Jan. 23. Ballots received after the...
  • Okay: NOW it's winter; solstice arrives at 12:47 p.m.

     
    It may have looked like winter to you for several days. But officially, if you buy the tradition, winter arrived today - Monday, Dec. 21 - at 12:47 p.m. - with the winter solstice.The winter solstice is the moment when......
  • Hallowe'en recalls ancient Catholic, Celtic fests

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS: Today is Hallowe’en, more properly expressed as All Hallows’ Eve. It’s the evening before All Saints (or Hallows) Day, designated by the Roman Catholic pope in A.D. 835 to honor all the saints. Before that,...
  • The Craft Beer Chronicles: Sipping seasonals at the Bruery

     
    On Sunday, I took the Metrolink to Orange County, riding my bicycle from Fullerton Station to the Bruery in nearby Placentia. There I found Patrick Rue -- the Bruery's founder, CEO and fellow Mater Dei High School alumnus -- waiting for me in the...
  • "Long Night Moon" also a "Blue Moon"

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:The moon is full at 12:28 p.m. today, rising over Baltimore at 4:38 p.m. As the third full moon since the autumn equinox, this one’s called the Long Night Moon, or the Moon Before Yule. But you......