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Martin Luther King Day

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  • No day off for these thespians

    No day off for these thespians
    Newport Harbor High School was closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but theatre arts students spent the afternoon in a dress rehearsal for their upcoming production of "Anything Goes," the Cole Porter musical. The show, directed...
  • 'Moment of silence' in schools off to quiet start

    'Moment of silence' in schools off to quiet start
    Soon after the morning bell today, students in dozens of public schools across the state paused for a few moments of silence. It marked the first time that Illinois schoolchildren participated in the observance since a controversial law that mandates a...
  • League wackiness continues

    League wackiness continues
    The Sunset League boys' basketball race is turning into what several of the league's coaches felt it would become: a real dog fight. And as of this week, it's still anybody's title to take. There's still plenty of basketball to be played, but as has...
  • Surf Shop Apologizes for 'All Black' MLK Day Sale

    A Laguna Beach surf shop is apologizing for its black-themed Martin Luther King Jr. holiday sale, saying the promotion was not meant to offend or hurt anyone. Thalia Surf Shop placed an advertisement on its website Monday titled "Respect," offering 20%...
  • Surfing Laguna: Shop owner speaks

    Laguna Beach's Thalia Surf Shop made national headlines this week in response to it's Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday sale that offered a "20% discount on all black items." The surf wires were buzzing with energy and eventually led to the mainstream...
  • Cathie Black Hears The Boos

    Cathie Black Hears The Boos
    The week started off with Mayor Bloomberg getting a boo-filled chilly reception at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, and Thursday night, it was Schools Chancellor Cathie Black's turn. It happened at the monthly Panel for Educational Policy meeting in...
  • Doctor's orders: Step up to mentor boys

    Doctor's orders: Step up to mentor boys
    It probably wasn't the warm and fuzzy message I suspect most of the full-house crowd at this year's 20th annual Arthur "Pappy" Kennedy Prayer Breakfast expected. But given the urgency, Benjamin Carson Sr. hadn't come all the way from Baltimore to pull...
  • UCI's food services questioned after 'MLK Holiday Special'

    UCI's food services questioned after 'MLK Holiday Special'
    IRVINE — On Martin Luther King Day, a UC Irvine cafeteria served the "MLK Holiday Special," which consisted of chicken and waffles. Since the meal was served behind a sign board announcing the special, black students have been discussing the...
  • It's almost NYE: Time to dump your seasonal boyfriend?

    It's almost NYE: Time to dump your seasonal boyfriend?
    I've been dating a guy for about a month now. We're not that compatible, and to be honest, I was mostly spending time with him to avoid the inevitable holiday loneliness. This sounds worse than it is. Who knows, maybe he's doing the same thing? So, my...
  • Dining Datebook: Howard County Winter Restaurant Weeks

    Dining Datebook: Howard County Winter Restaurant Weeks
    Howard County Winter Restaurant Weeks are on the way. The 15-day promotion begins, as it always does, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which falls on Jan. 16 this year. Restaurants participating in Howard County Restaurant Weeks can fix the prices of their...
  • Korean Cultural Festival heading to Irvine

    Korean Cultural Festival heading to Irvine
    If you haven't yet heard about the Korean wave, get ready to be submerged. The annual Irvine Korean Cultural Festival, a free arts and food bonanza, returns for the third year Jan. 14 at the Irvine Civic Center. "There is a big wave nowadays about to...