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  • Harlan: Bring objectivity to commission appointments

    This Tuesday, the Costa Mesa City Council will revisit the appointment of one planning commissioner and select four new members of the Parks and Recreation Commission. Based on the council majority's initial appointments a few weeks ago, I think we can...
  • Whitney Young chess team celebrates state title

    Whitney Young chess team celebrates state title
    At a Whitney Young Magnet High School pep rally today, the school band, cheerleaders and dance team pumped up the crowd, and the young men being honored raised their arms to gesture for more noise. It was not your usual chess team event. But after the...
  • Mark Saylor dies at 58; former Times editor oversaw Pulitzer-winning series

    Mark Saylor dies at 58; former Times editor oversaw Pulitzer-winning series
    Mark Saylor, a former Los Angeles Times editor who oversaw a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles on corruption in the entertainment industry, died Friday of cancer at his Pasadena home, his wife said. He was 58. Saylor, who was also a nationally...
  • Reel Critics: A rugged and inspiring 'Trail'

    I was privileged to attend the private screening of a captivating new documentary. Catherine Jayasuriya is a very sharp local mom on a major mission. She is the driving force behind "Dusty's Trail," which is vying for a spot in the Newport Beach Film...
  • Review: 'Computer Chess' a few moves away from great satire

    You need no particular knowledge or affection for the game of kings to appreciate the whimsy of "Computer Chess." The genius of this indie is its cleverness in capturing the driest of times and the dullest of people in a faux documentary about the early...
  • Lake Bell on the 'soapbox moment' in her 'In a World...'

    Lake Bell on the 'soapbox moment' in her 'In a World...'
    After playing widely on this year's festival circuit, the film "In a World..." begins its rollout to theaters today, opening in New York and Los Angeles. The movie is the feature debut as writer and director for actress Lake Bell, best known for...
  • Review: 'Jobs' does not compute

    "Jobs" opens with a scene of technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs introducing the iPod in 2001. As the Apple Inc. co-founder makes his way to a small stage, he passes ads for his own company that feature images of Einstein, Gandhi and Bob Dylan. For the...
  • Dr. Theodore H. Kaiser, pediatrician and psychiatrist

    Dr. Theodore H. Kaiser, pediatrician and psychiatrist
    Dr. Theodore H. Kaiser, a pediatrician and psychiatrist who was the founder and director of the division of child psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died Aug. 5 of a heart attack while vacationing in Bethany Beach, Del. The longtime...
  • The film academy and American Cinematheque celebrate Satyajit Ray

    The film academy and American Cinematheque celebrate Satyajit Ray
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the American Cinematheque are celebrating the Academy Film Archive's restoration of 19 films directed by the seminal Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray (1921-92). On Sept. 6 at its Samuel Goldwyn Theatre,...
  • Wii bowling at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. Aging Successfully in the Community •Sept. 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m. A fall question and answer forum. Get answers to...
  • Oak Park students jump at chance to learn human chess

    Oak Park students jump at chance to learn human chess
    Normally sedate, the game of chess takes on a different feel at an Oak Park school playground, where teams of kids holler out moves and play by jumping spaces on a painted grid. Fourth- and fifth-graders recently squared off for their first game of what...