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Mom's Voice: Genetic Irony

Mom’s Voice: Genetic Irony

When we refer to genes as “skipping a generation,” what is really happening is a recessive gene, carried by both parents is being expressed. Normally, the easiest example of this is when two brown-eyed parents have a blue-eyed child, made possible by the fact that both Mom and Dad were carrying the recessive blue-eyed gene. […]

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“Zip and Zap” at Sundance

“Zip and Zap” at Sundance

We are lucky that we have both big box films developed by major studios and the opportunity to see films financed by individuals who spend their money and time developing independent movies. Indy films took center stage when I flew to Sundance last week for the end of the annual Film Festival and viewed several […]

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Under Cover: Candy Bomber for Christmas

Under Cover: Candy Bomber for Christmas

Obviously, I have a thing for books. At Christmas time, however, my neurosis gets ratcheted up a notch. If I like books, then I LOVE Christmas books. Each year, I try to add a new one to our collection that is unique and not simply a reworking of the same book over and over again […]

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Balboa Island Tree Lighting

Balboa Island Tree Lighting

Several hundred people turned out last Sunday for the annual Balboa Island Christmas Tree Lighting. The event began at 4 p.m. with live music local vocalists and musicians, plus a mound of snow for children to play in. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived just before sunset, and then at dusk the tall tree in front […]

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Charity Spotlight: Pacific Life Donates $400,000 for Smile Mobile

Charity Spotlight: Pacific Life Donates $400,000 for Smile Mobile

Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County welcomed its second new and improved Smile Mobile 2, a dental clinic on wheels, to serve thousands of children in Orange County. This new dental resource for children was made possible because of a generous donation of $400,000 from Pacific Life Foundation in Newport Beach. Pacific Life Board […]

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Benefit: United Cerebral Palsy’s “Life Without Limits” Golf Tournament

Benefit: United Cerebral Palsy’s “Life Without Limits” Golf Tournament

United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County raised $135,400 at its 19th annual Life Without Limits Golf Tournament held last month at the Santa Ana Country Club. Over 120 golfers and supporters turned out for the tournament held during United Cerebral Palsy of OC’s 60th year of service to the community. Proceeds enable the nonprofit to […]

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Charity Spotlight: "Jazz & Juice" Fundraiser Nov 14 benefits Young Singers of OC and UNICEF

Charity Spotlight: “Jazz & Juice” Fundraiser Nov 14 benefits Young Singers of OC and UNICEF

Young Singers of Orange County, a nonprofit children’s choir, is holding a wine tasting fundraiser called “Jazz & Juice” on Thursday, November 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Newport Bluffs Clubhouse, 100 Vilaggio in Newport Beach. Enjoy a wine tasting from Newport Beach Winery, Orange Coast Winery, Giracci Winery, and others while listening to live jazz […]

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Charity Spotlight: Lark Creek Supports Make-A-Wish with “Gingerbread Wishes”

Charity Spotlight: Lark Creek Supports Make-A-Wish with “Gingerbread Wishes”

The new Lark Creek Restaurant in Fashion Island invites guests to give back this holiday season with the restaurant’s inaugural “Gingerbread Wishes” celebration. Throughout November, guests can order star-shaped, fresh-baked gingerbread cookies off the dessert menu for $10 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire. The cookies […]

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Under Cover: ‘The Eternal Wonder’ of Pearl S. Buck

Under Cover: ‘The Eternal Wonder’ of Pearl S. Buck

In January of this year, 40 years after her death, a photocopied, hand-written manuscript was found tucked away in a storage unit in Texas. Believed to be the last thing she worked on before her death of cancer in 1973, that manuscript has just been released as “The Eternal Wonder,” the final novel by acclaimed […]

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On Faith: The Global Center for Women & Justice

On Faith: The Global Center for Women & Justice

“The best research we have estimates that about 100,000 American kids are trafficked for sex every year, the vast majority of whom are never identified. There are no reports, because nobody believes it’s happening in their town,” Ernie Allen said to the three hundred men and women who attended the recent “More Precious Than Diamonds” […]

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