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  • Community Commentary: 'The Fair is dead, long live the Fair'

    The fairgrounds sale is now in its 18th mind-numbing month. Still, it is difficult to understand the events leading up to today. As one who spent that 18 months at the vortex, I will spare you the hundreds of details, save for a few, even though there are...
  • Mailbag: Catamaran took him around the globe

    Mailbag: Catamaran took him around the globe
    John Conser of Costa Mesa, a designer and builder of the Conser 47 catamaran, greeted David Pollitt, proud owner of the Conser 47, Shearwater, upon David's completion of a three-year, solo circumnavigation around the world. "Congratulations, David, on...
  • Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison

    Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison
    Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including one in Baltimore, where the scheme...
  • Apodaca: Loud and Unruly ordinance may not be so bad after all

    Some readers haven't been pleased that I've expressed reservations about Newport Beach's new Loud and Unruly Gathering ordinance. The law, which went into effect July 1, gives police the ability to impose hefty fines on guests, renters and property...
  • Calendar

    FRIDAY Surf City Splash Surf City Rotary Club of Huntington Beach and Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley host "Surf City Splash," a fundraising evening of dinner, dancing and auctions, at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters are the extremists, not the tea party

    Occupy Wall Street protesters are the extremists, not the tea party
    Brian Phillips is the head of communications for the NYC General Assembly, the group primarily responsible for occupying Wall Street. I learned about him while listening to National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." According to NPR, Phillips is "an ex-...
  • June 2011 Program Guide

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 PARANORMAL SKEPTICISM Was pulmonary illness to blame for the idea of vampires? Are people mistaken when they spot "man-beasts" in the wilderness? Can the same be said for highly-trianed pilots who cross flight paths with UFOs? Joe...
  • A gold mine of documents on religious freedom

    A gold mine of documents on religious freedom
    How many times have you heard or read a rant about what the Founding Fathers "really" said? Now you can find out for yourself -- in their own words -- on Sacred Texts. This gold mine of a website, housed at the University of Virginia, stocks such...
  • Community Commentary: Pearl Harbor's lessons still apply today

    I was born two years after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. My dad joined the Marines, and was in the war when I was born. My life has been, to some degree, defined by this horrible time of war. However, like tragedies in all parts of our lives, there...
  • Just say no to marijuana convictions

    Should juries vote "not guilty" on low-level marijuana charges to send a message about our country's insane marijuana arrest policy? Jury nullification is a constitutional doctrine that allows juries to acquit defendants who are technically guilty but...
  • Shadia: Islam's influence on the Founding Fathers

    Even though I wasn't born or raised here, there's a reason I feel at home in America. America's principles align with Islam's teachings. In fact, America's principles are not just based on Judeo-Christian values, but Judeo-Christian-Islamic values. After...