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  • Four Steps: Safe Passage Through Political Tempest

    Four Steps: Safe Passage Through Political Tempest
    As political campaigns gear up for the final push to November, we are about to be subjected to a propaganda onslaught of epic proportions. Making an intelligent choice among candidates will take discipline. Some campaigns will actually impart the...
  • Our Picks: Margaret Cho and Rich Little Bring Their Stand-Up Acts to Fairfield County

    Our Picks: Margaret Cho and Rich Little Bring Their Stand-Up Acts to Fairfield County
    Margaret Cho and Rich Little are two comedians who've been at it for a long time. Well, one much longer than the other: Cho burst onto the scene 20 years ago with her biting critiques of social and political problems, focusing on close-to-home issues...
  • Check It Out: Lies on the bookshelf

    Numerous novels and nonfiction books depict aspects of deception, trickery and illusion. Here are a few samples of books that debunk the idea that "what you see is what you get." "Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil" by Tom...
  • Tennis: Results from Bette Haines Memorial at Briarfield Park ...

    Tennis: Results from Bette Haines Memorial at Briarfield Park ...
    BETTIE HAINES MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT Results from the Peninsula Tennis Patrons Association outdoor hard-court tournament at Briarfield Park in Hampton. Rated divisions are based on National Tennis Rating Program's 7-point scale: Men's 4.5 singles...
  • Tennis: Hildenbrand, Tonkins-Jones combo take top honors at Bettie Haines Memorial (results here)

    Tennis: Hildenbrand, Tonkins-Jones combo take top honors at Bettie Haines Memorial (results here)
    Mark Hildenbrand beat Chris Cruz 6-3, 6-1 in a matchup of left-handers to win the men's 4.5-rated singles championship Sunday in the Bettie Haines Memorial Tournament at Briarfield Park in Hampton. Tsuneo Kageya (men's 4.0), Dillan Dodson (men's 3.5) and...
  • Piece of Mind: Remembering Prince Philip's visit to La Caņada

    Sometime between last week's musings about bears freely roaming our neighborhoods and Sunday's closing ceremony of the London Summer Olympics, I came across a nearly 30-year-old account of a visit to La Caņada by a member of the British royal family who...
  • A 'below-the-line' Oscar winner

    A 'below-the-line' Oscar winner
    Gene Allen's home on the Balboa Peninsula offers so much to delight the eye that it's easy to hide a small object inside it. Even an Academy Award. The longtime Newport Beach resident, who lives in a condo overlooking the Rhine Channel, doesn't make...
  • Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom

    Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom
    Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of...
  • Missed chance to fix the filibuster

     Missed chance to fix the filibuster
    The best chance to get the U.S. Senate to do its job is not to withhold pay (although withholding campaign contributions might have done the trick) but to reform the Senate rules so that filibusters aren't used so routinely to gum up the works. Majority...
  • Inside the PD: At the one-third mark in PD hoops (girls edition)

    Though we’re only 33 percent of the way through, there’s already a new face atop the Peninsula District girls’ standings. Though some of us (as in, yours truly) actually picked Kecoughtan in the preseason. Either way, one thing seems...
  • Ending filibuster abuse

    Ending filibuster abuse
    The announcement last week that South Carolina's Jim DeMint is leaving his Senate seat to run the Heritage Foundation caused some in Washington to wishfully think that perhaps the move might usher in a more congenial, if not cooperative, outlook in the U....