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  • Commentary: Pick an alternative Valentine's Day narrative

    We all know the typical celebration ritual for couples on Valentine's Day — an exchange of endearing and heartfelt cards; chocolate and flowers; a romantic dinner at a quiet and cozy restaurant, including liberal indulgence in the libation of your choice; and some playful flirtation with the hope...

  • Mailbag: Sober-home operators are profiting from desperate addicts

    Sober-home operators are profiting from desperate addicts Let me get this straight: If the clients at these sober-living homes are failing, the operators drop them off in parks? Failing how? Paying? Relapsing? Regardless, it sounds like one thing these sober-living homes do not provide is compassion....

  • Commentary: Protect yourself from unseasonably warm weather

    Winter means shorter days, but in Orange County, even those short days are sunny. So when you step outside this weekend to enjoy the warm February forecast, don't forget to grab your sunscreen to protect yourself against damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Skin cancer is the most common form of...

  • Commentary: Sexism is alive and well in the 2016 election

    As a woman, a feminist, a mother to a daughter, and as a Girl Scout leader, I have dreamed about electing our country's first female president. Breaking the glass ceiling, in the most powerful way. That is my hopeful, utopian side. As a scholar of communication studies and gender, however, the...

  • Commentary: Consider outsourcing city services to the private sector

    At this point, arguing over the dangers and unintended consequences of any Banning Ranch development is pointless. As is rehashing the countless stories of how the residents of this neighborhood have been misled and ignored by all those who stand to benefit by their vision of progress. As a middle-class,...


Life & Arts

Hot Sardines bring 'retro rediscovery' of 'hot jazz' to Segerstrom Center

Hot Sardines bring 'retro rediscovery' of 'hot jazz' to Segerstrom Center

The Hot Sardines will bring sounds of big band, swing and jazz during four performances at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts over Valentine's Day weekend. The eight-piece ensemble will make its debut at the center Thursday through Sunday with shows at 7:30 nightly. Each show at the Samueli...



Police Files for Feb. 5

Costa Mesa Brookline Lane and Vanguard Way: Auto theft was reported at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Bristol Street: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 1300 block at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mesa Drive: Petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 100 block at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mesa Verde Drive East: Carrying...