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November 3, 2000
Young Chang Arthur Taussig has more than 1,000 titles in his film collection at home. The videos range from "Peter Pan" and "Amadeus" to "Pulp Fiction" and "Psycho." It is understandable, then, how the moderator of a film noir series at the Orange County Museum of Art is also the author of a book and the creator of a Web site focusing on films and family values. "There is no connection," Taussig said about his varied tastes. "I know about film. If you know about one kind of film, you know about all kinds of films."
NEWS
June 10, 2005
Tom Titus Family is, indeed, what you make it, and the extended family of the musical "Falsettos" has come a long way from the nuclear families of countless television sitcoms. This quirky play -- at once a comedy, a drama and a musical -- makes its local premiere at the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse with the message that love and togetherness can conquer most obstacles, except for the really big one -- AIDS, which surfaced at the time the play is set, 1980 and 1981.
NEWS
January 15, 2000
Web site focuses on family values OCC professor and film critic H. Arthur Taussig has developed a new Web site that focuses on family values and the cinema. The Web site, o7 www.filmvalues.comf7 , went online this month with more than 700 reviews. Taussig, a professor at OCC for 27 years, is an internationally recognized authority on the psychology and sociology of film. The purpose of the Web site, he said, "is to help parents declare their independence from the media and gain better control over the glut of sex, violence and other dangerous messages in movies that children watch on commercial TV, cable and VCRs."
NEWS
October 27, 2011
The Family Action PAC has endorsed Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) in his campaign for reelection next year. "He has been an effective voice for conservative values, and we need him in Sacramento to stand up to the liberal Democrats and other special interests that are eroding family values and driving businesses out of the state," said Larry Smith, president of Family Action PAC in a news release. Mansoor is a former sheriff's deputy and three-time mayor of Costa Mesa.
NEWS
June 5, 2009
I have mixed feelings about the banner headline story (“Official’s son suspected of battery,” June 4). I suppose if there is nothing else going on in town, it makes for a juicy headline that sells papers, although it seems to me that family matters ought to remain private. Still, when the son of a prominent local figure is arrested for such a crime. I suppose it is news. All the more so when the son of an official who is so closely identified with so-called family values finds himself in such a predicament.
FEATURES
By WENDY LEECE | January 31, 2006
This week we asked our parent panelists: Is enough done at Newport-Mesa schools (and others elsewhere) regarding traffic and the safety of students? There is always more to be done to keep students safe, especially in our post-Sept. 11 world. Everyone, and especially teenage drivers, is in such a rush. Students carrying flags to alert drivers in crosswalks around schools is a good idea. While traffic safety is very important, I am just as concerned that we also protect the minds and hearts of our students.
NEWS
By James P. Gray | June 14, 2013
I have tentatively been invited to speak at a "New Horizons" worldwide conference in Tehran, Iran, at the beginning of September. From what a friend of mine who attended the conference last year said, this is an amazing opportunity to meet and share thoughts with the people of Iran, and see a part of that beautiful country. But the participants are requested first to submit an article about what they will discuss. A draft of mine is below , so let's see together if, after I submit it, I continue to be invited.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2007
EDITOR'S NOTE: A Daily Pilot staffer went to the Edwards Big Newport to get moviegoers' opinions of "The Good Shepherd," starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, and Robert DeNiro. DeNiro also directed the movie. The formation of the Office of Strategic Services, predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, is the backdrop for this drama about good versus evil, loyalty, betrayal and "family values." Edward Wilson (Damon) is a Yale graduate, member of the Skull and Bones Society, and a moral and patriotic citizen when he is recruited for a position the organization being formed to protect the United States as it enters the Cold War. Wilson's sacrifices for his country alienate his wife (Jolie)
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Depko and Susanne Perez | March 17, 2011
Disney executives try to embrace family values in each film they produce. The animated "Mars Needs Moms" is no exception. Milo is a boy who doesn't appreciate his loving and hard-working mom. He resents her attempts to lead him on a path to a healthy, productive life. He begins to believe that he would be much better off if he had no mom at all. Those thoughts vanish when a spaceship arrives and Martians kidnap his mom. The Martians are too busy to raise their own children.
NEWS
August 8, 2002
One of the problems with summer heat is that it increases the irritation quotient exponentially. Matters that can be written off in other seasons as normal human aberrations, greed or stupidity cling to the brain in summer like a sweat-soaked shirt. In an admittedly selfish effort at therapy, I would like to try to purge some of these irritations, both large and small. So, in no particular order of importance, we have: Using God to make political points.
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By James P. Gray | June 14, 2013
I have tentatively been invited to speak at a "New Horizons" worldwide conference in Tehran, Iran, at the beginning of September. From what a friend of mine who attended the conference last year said, this is an amazing opportunity to meet and share thoughts with the people of Iran, and see a part of that beautiful country. But the participants are requested first to submit an article about what they will discuss. A draft of mine is below , so let's see together if, after I submit it, I continue to be invited.
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NEWS
October 27, 2011
The Family Action PAC has endorsed Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) in his campaign for reelection next year. "He has been an effective voice for conservative values, and we need him in Sacramento to stand up to the liberal Democrats and other special interests that are eroding family values and driving businesses out of the state," said Larry Smith, president of Family Action PAC in a news release. Mansoor is a former sheriff's deputy and three-time mayor of Costa Mesa.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Depko and Susanne Perez | March 17, 2011
Disney executives try to embrace family values in each film they produce. The animated "Mars Needs Moms" is no exception. Milo is a boy who doesn't appreciate his loving and hard-working mom. He resents her attempts to lead him on a path to a healthy, productive life. He begins to believe that he would be much better off if he had no mom at all. Those thoughts vanish when a spaceship arrives and Martians kidnap his mom. The Martians are too busy to raise their own children.
NEWS
June 5, 2009
I have mixed feelings about the banner headline story (“Official’s son suspected of battery,” June 4). I suppose if there is nothing else going on in town, it makes for a juicy headline that sells papers, although it seems to me that family matters ought to remain private. Still, when the son of a prominent local figure is arrested for such a crime. I suppose it is news. All the more so when the son of an official who is so closely identified with so-called family values finds himself in such a predicament.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2009
Where’s it at: Zov’s Neighborhood Cafe, 21123 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Coast (949) 760-9687 What’s in it: From Monday through May 17 all kids 10 and younger can enjoy a free kids meal, with the purchase of one adult entrée. Cost: Free when one adult meal is purchased. Why you should order it: It is all part of the restaurant’s new healthy kid’s menu, that includes dishes such as Zov’s pancakes with fresh berries.
LOCAL
By Mona Shahcommunity correspondent | April 29, 2009
Zov’s Neighborhood Café in Newport Coast will feature a week of “Family and Values” from Monday, May 11 through Sunday, May 17. During this week, all kids 10 and younger may enjoy a free kids meal, with the purchase of one adult entrée, as Zov’s Neighborhood Café introduces a new Healthy Kids Menu and Zov’s Kids Club. Zov’s Kids Club membership is free to all children ages 10 and younger, and each member will receive a personalized Club Membership Card that entitles them to complimentary kids meals on birthdays, notification of special events and promotions, and an invitation to an annual Zov’s Kids Club Party, complete with face-painting, train rides and bounce-house.
FEATURES
By Kelly Strodl | March 5, 2007
Sunday was a beautiful day for a bicycle ride along the Upper Newport Back Bay. Hundreds of Newport-Mesa fathers, sons and daughters seemed to think so, as they took a six-mile expedition through the Back Bay for an annual Central Orange Coast YMCA family event. Riders were off by 11 a.m. after a quick tune-up in the parking lot on University Drive. Most returned by noon to enjoy snow cones, popcorn and hamburgers provided by Carl's Jr. Both the YMCA boys' Mighty Corona Nation Y-Guides and the girls' Naranja Nation Y-Princesses rode for the event.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2007
EDITOR'S NOTE: A Daily Pilot staffer went to the Edwards Big Newport to get moviegoers' opinions of "The Good Shepherd," starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, and Robert DeNiro. DeNiro also directed the movie. The formation of the Office of Strategic Services, predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, is the backdrop for this drama about good versus evil, loyalty, betrayal and "family values." Edward Wilson (Damon) is a Yale graduate, member of the Skull and Bones Society, and a moral and patriotic citizen when he is recruited for a position the organization being formed to protect the United States as it enters the Cold War. Wilson's sacrifices for his country alienate his wife (Jolie)
NEWS
By TOM JOHNSON | July 28, 2006
I went to Dodger stadium this past Tuesday night and I'd like to report that the world is now a safer place. And it didn't take Sgt. Joe Friday to get to the bottom of this one. On a very hot and muggy night I witnessed not only the thugs, but the stealth Dodger security team in action. The Dodgers proudly announce before each game, in both English and Spanish, that their goal is to insure a "most family-friendly ballpark." It's a nice message and gives you that "feel good about life" attitude.
NEWS
By Fred Ortega | June 9, 2006
CITY HALL — The City Council denied an appeal of a proposed 1,800-square-foot hillside home in Chevy Chase Canyon Tuesday, following a passionate and, at times, racially heated discussion. Glendale resident Art Simonian's proposal required a variance because of the lot's sub-standard size — more than 1,000 square feet less than the minimum 7,500 square feet the city's hillside ordinance required. The Board of Zoning Appeals granted the variance at its Feb. 6 meeting.
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