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Holiday Season Blows Into Town

With Hanukkah in full swing and Christmas on the way, the holiday season hit town like a Pacific storm this weekend. Some of our photographers were on hand, and here are some photos of the activities and fun. Other holiday photos are in the Slideshow, page 20.    ...

Fluor Takes Reins of State Schools Group

By Sara Hall | NB Indy   Newport-Mesa district Trustee Martha Fluor started her term as president of the statewide association for school boards on Saturday. The official announcement Fluor was selected as president of the California School Boards Association came during the...

Police Blotter

Crime Log 12/1, 06:08, Fifth/Poinsettia, Vehicle Burglary, $1,930 stolen 12/1, 06:47, 300 block of E. Coast Hwy, Passing of counterfeit money 12/1, 09:25, 1600 block of Lincoln Lane, Grand Theft, $1,045.86 stolen 12/2, 09:00, 3900 block of Birch, Commercial Burglary, $1,200...

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Build a Home Without Swinging a Hammer

Habitat for Humanity builds local, decent and affordable housing, transforming families and lives. Started nationally in 1976, the local branch has been in action since 1988 with an amazing...

Flower Fashion is His Passion

It’s art, fashion and horticulture weaved into one. It’s what designer Theron Nelson calls “botanicouture.” “They’re amazing pieces of artwork,” Nelson said. “It takes an extraordinary...
Posted On 26 Aug 2011

Volunteers Knit in Public, Spread the Love

A small group of knitters and knotters came together Saturday at Fashion Island, joining other volunteers across the nation, to raise awareness and interest for a local charity. Knots of Love,...
Posted On 23 Aug 2011

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What’s the Verse That Could Happen?

Lee Mallory, affectionately, known as The Grandfather of Poetry in Orange County, hosts and produces the second-longest continuously running series of live poetry readings in Orange County.  The readings are held monthly at the Alta Coffee House on the Peninsula, and feature not...

Real Housewives – and Pascal, Part 2

In last week’s column, we wrote about our dinner with Scott Dunlop, creator and producer of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and its various spinoffs. We only had room to relate a portion of the actual conversation and courses. After all, it was a four-hour dining...

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