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Christmas

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  • Authorities arrest woman accused of ripping off elderly couple last month

    Authorities arrest woman accused of ripping off elderly couple last month
    She was a young woman in a tight situation with the holidays fast approaching. That's the desperate tale Brittany Murphy concocted for an elderly Orange County couple last month. It was enough, investigators say, to tug on the couple's heart strings...
  • Manny Pacquiao sends Floyd Mayweather Jr. another holiday-themed tweet

    Manny Pacquiao sends Floyd Mayweather Jr. another holiday-themed tweet
    Manny Pacquiao really, really seems to want to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. and seems to be banking on his rival's holiday spirit to help make such a mega-event happen. The Filipino boxer/congressman sent out this tweet to Mayweather on Wednesday:...
  • Sailors hang on for 10-9 win

    Sailors hang on for 10-9 win
    On a sunny yet chilly winter afternoon at Newport Harbor High, Bill Barnett used a walker to get around the pool deck. Barnett, in his 49th and final year coaching at Newport Harbor, was back in action Friday after missing two games due to two...
  • Cooking tips and tricks to smooth the holiday

     Cooking tips and tricks to smooth the holiday
    Doing a lot of cooking over the holidays? We've gathered some tricks and tips from our reporting to help you with the little things. Peeling squash: Attack it like chefs do when making supremes, those jewel-like, membrane-less sections of orange. This...
  • Post-holidays, it's time to reflect -- and relax

    Post-holidays, it's time to reflect -- and relax
    As we ring in a new year, I'm thinking of bells and how fitting a symbol they are for the season we've all just lived through. Like the holiday season, a bell curve starts small -- a few gifts, a little decorating, a sparkly garment -- then it quickly...
  • Merry Xbox Xmas: Holiday decor used in trailer park assault, deputies say

    Merry Xbox Xmas: Holiday decor used in trailer park assault, deputies say
    If you're going to run with a rowdy crowd, then you'd better learn to run. As a Stock Island man was playing Xbox games on his trailer's porch, a group of people allegedly showed up began throwing bottles, cans -- and holiday decorations -- at him on...
  • Holiday Cup begins Friday

    Holiday Cup begins Friday
    Every year, the Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor High girls' water polo teams can't seem to avoid each other in the major tournaments. The Sea Kings and Sailors are always both entered in the Holiday Cup, Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions and...
  • What to do with Christmas leftovers

     What to do with Christmas leftovers
    Congratulations, you made it to Christmas Day. Enjoy your time with loved ones and all the festivities you have planned, but don't lose that holiday momentum. The season of celebration is still in full throttle. Kwanzaa feasts, New Year's Eve parties,...
  • A meager Christmas has a happy ending

    Christmastime takes me back to 1949. We were refugees who came to the U.S. that September. I was 10 years old, placed in sixth grade and spoke no English. My teacher and classmates in the Catholic school were very kind and helpful, but it was a struggle....
  • Retailers remake Easton

    Retailers remake Easton
    The day after Thanksgiving, on the outskirts of Easton, a frenzied line of shoppers battled for deals on big-screen TVs and DVD players. Downtown, other customers quietly wandered into the Mercantile Home on Northampton Street to browse and buy...
  • Jerry Greene shares hard-earned Christmas lesson that love is most precious gift

    Jerry Greene shares hard-earned Christmas lesson that love is most precious gift
    I was 8 and the only thing I wanted for Christmas was a little red wagon. It probably was a Radio Flyer although, to me, all that mattered was that it was a wagon and it was red. I lived with my aunt and grandmother, who took me into their lives so that...