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  • Don't ban guns out of irrational fear

    I don't drink and I am a riflery enthusiast. Millions of Americans enjoy both. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drunk driving kills over 1,000 children each year. Banning alcohol because of drunk driving would be more logical...
  • Johnnie Ponzie, business consultant

    Johnnie Ponzie, business consultant
    Johnnie Ponzie, a retired business consultant and former longtime Ednor Gardens resident, died Dec. 8 of a heart attack at his home in Whitesboro, N.J. He was 66. The son of a railroader and a homemaker, Johnnie Ponzie was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., and...
  • Respected city administrator puts it in park

    Respected city administrator puts it in park
    He'll never look at traffic lights the same way as everybody else. After more than 22 years at Costa Mesa City Hall, many of them in the transportation department, Peter Naghavi is on the path to retirement starting next week. But it won't quite be...
  • Film review: Pitt's cold assassin makes for a bleak 'Killing'

    Film review: Pitt's cold assassin makes for a bleak 'Killing'
    In “Killing Them Softly,” Aussie director Andrew Dominik — who made the much praised 2007 Western “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” — takes on yet another classic American genre, the mob film....
  • Port observes Maritime Day, holds inaugural Career Expo

    Port observes Maritime Day, holds inaugural Career Expo
    Although it leads the East Coast in several categories of shipping activity, the port of Baltimore often seems to be hiding in plain sight. So officials used the Saturday observance of National Maritime Day to throw open a pier at the Canton Marine...
  • Illness at Pot Spring Elementary investigated

    Illness at Pot Spring Elementary investigated
    Baltimore County health officials are investigating why about 200 students at Pot Spring Elementary in Timonium — a third of the children there — got sick with gastrointestinal symptoms last week. The school's principal alerted school health...
  • Northwestern students, parents stunned to hear of closing

    Northwestern students, parents stunned to hear of closing
    On Wednesday, the main topic of conversation at Northwestern High School will likely be the school's impending closing and what the move might mean to the current student body. But when school dismissed at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, many Northwestern students...
  • A bookstore to call home

    A bookstore to call home
    I didn't get to grow up with a local bookstore. But my daughter did. When I was a kid, there was not only no bookstore in the 'hood, but no library, either. It wasn't until we left the barrio close to the border and got to a little dull suburb that I...
  • Students say artwork is eerie reminder of teen who fell and died

    Students say artwork is eerie reminder of teen who fell and died
    A piece of art outside a downtown apartment building where a teenager fell to his death in September is getting some tough reviews. The artwork, which depicts a man with his hands on the ground and legs in the air, is supposed to show a man breakdancing,...
  • Company to move sculpture over sensitivity concerns about teen's death

    Company to move sculpture over sensitivity concerns about teen's death
    A sculpture of a breakdancer outside an apartment building will soon be moved over concerns that it may be insensitive. The move follows Fox59's story last night about the issue. Some students commented that they saw a person falling instead of a...
  • Naghavi to retire from City Hall

    Costa Mesa's deputy CEO and economic development director announced his retirement in a memo sent to city employees Thursday. Peter Naghavi, a city employee of more than 22 years, plans to leave City Hall on Dec. 4. "I consider this organization a great...