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Holiday wreaths honor vets at Corona del Mar cemetery

Dozens of volunteers turned out to Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar on Saturday to place fresh-cut wreaths on the graves of veterans. The ceremony focused on the Garden of Valor, the cemetery’s veterans’ section, which is the resting place for nearly 1,000 military service members. ...

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High School Boys’ Basketball Preview: A handful of teams can win league titles

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Holiday Lights and Limos tour brings joy to Navy veteran and family
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Holiday Lights and Limos tour brings joy to Navy veteran and family

As Carl Morgan gazed at the homes trimmed in Christmas lights, the gleam in his eyes seemed to be powered from within, suggesting a youthful energy at the heart of the old Navy veteran. Morgan, 96, of Lake Forest was one of four hospice patients offered a tour of holiday lights by limousine in...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Birdwatching draws a vibrant community of enthusiasts in O.C.
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Birdwatching draws a vibrant community of enthusiasts in O.C.

It was 1968 when Sylvia Gallagher’s interest in birds was first piqued. “My mother was feeding the birds in her Santa Ana backyard and she didn’t know what any of them were,” said Gallagher, a Huntington Beach resident who was living in La Cañada at the time. Gallagher, a chemist who was working...

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‘Granny flats’ ordinance heads to Laguna City Council after planners affirm revisions

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Star and creators of ‘The Big Sick’ attend screening in Newport Beach amid awards buzz

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  • Too many NCAA golf scholarships for women go unclaimed

    Too many NCAA golf scholarships for women go unclaimed

    Give a girl a set of golf clubs, and you just might change her life. The National College Athletic Assn. (NCAA) estimates that every year 200 college golf scholarships for young women go unclaimed. Too few girls compete in the sport to qualify for these scholarships, which means many young women...

  • When peace on earth seems out of grasp, a ‘Blue Christmas’ service offers hope

    When peace on earth seems out of grasp, a ‘Blue Christmas’ service offers hope

    Four years after moving to coastal Southern California, I still smile when I see Christmas shoppers clad in tank tops, Hawaiian shirts, yoga pants or shorts, ambling to songs that are ecstatically asking for snow so we can dash in it. We know it’s not going to snow. We tend to hear and hum along...

  • Freedom of religion does not grant businesses a license to discriminate

    Freedom of religion does not grant businesses a license to discriminate

    I am appalled at the assertion by a recent letter writer that the Colorado cake baker “has every right . . . to run his small business as he feels appropriate” (“Commentary on wedding cake case ignores religious and individual freedom”). Actually, that is not true. The right of religious freedom,...

  • Newport Beach must protect against tendency to over-develop

    Newport Beach must protect against tendency to over-develop

    On Dec. 7, the Newport Beach Planning Commission heard the community’s concerns about the height and bulk of a new home at 2607 Ocean Blvd. (“Blufftop Corona del Mar house gets go-ahead, with more changes”). The owner of the irregularly shaped property had asked to build a 5,200 square-foot house...

  • Effort to recall Councilman Scott Peotter is a solution in search of a problem

    Effort to recall Councilman Scott Peotter is a solution in search of a problem

    Groucho Marx was right when he famously said, “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” The Scott Peotter recall is the wrong remedy. Defeated City Council candidate Michael Toerge and recall proponent Lynn Swain...

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