May 28, 2008
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a six-part series about war veterans who are members of UC Irvine’s Veterans Student Union . Expecting to see family and friends soon, a unit of soldiers takes a break in front of a Post Exchange in an Iraqi base. But not all of them make it home. Mortar fire is common in Iraq. It’s random, the targeting is frantic, and most soldiers learn to live with it as an everyday occurrence. The blasts usually inflict more panic than harm.
April 17, 2004
CINDY TRANE CHRISTESON "We think God's love rises and falls with our performance. It doesn't ... He loves you for who you are: you are his child." -- MAX LUCADO "Everyone was meant to share God's all-abiding love and care; He saw that we would need to know a way to let these feelings show...so God made hugs." -- JILL WOLF I loved being a child, I loved having children and now my husband Jon and I are realizing how much we love our little grandchild Mary.
April 12, 2003
"If your day is hemmed in prayer, it is less likely to unravel." -- UNKNOWN Support comes in many forms, especially during times of war. We can support our troops while they are overseas by putting pen to paper, e-mailing around the world and sending care packages allowed. People have responded with eager enthusiasm. Newspapers and televisions show unbelievable photos of fires, fierce winds and faces of fear, as well as the resolve of the young and old. Whenever I try to think what it must be like for those facing so many dangers, I realize that I can't possibly imagine their realities, so instead I pray.
January 4, 2001
This is the best holiday of all. It is noon on New Year's Day. I have just watched South Carolina bomb Ohio State in some bowl or other, and I will now watch Michigan and Auburn until the Rose Bowl comes on. And after that, I will watch Oregon State and Notre Dame. I will have a beer soon and probably another during the Rose Bowl. I will have cheese and crackers and maybe a bowl of chili. My head will be filled with mush and footballs and peace because I don't really care who wins.
February 12, 2006
EDITOR'S NOTE: We asked. You answered. How did you meet that special someone, that person of your dreams, the love of your life? All the cliches that are so appropriate as Valentine's Day approaches. The answers ranged from high school to well past the teenage years. Some loves went unfulfilled for decades. Some were complete surprises. All feel right. Sit back, maybe cuddle up to that special someone in your life, and enjoy your neighbors' tales of love. I met my loved one, Arthur Sheffield, in 1948 at Lake Warth High School in Florida.
December 2, 2009
Numerous national and international media outlets are reporting that golf superstar Tiger Woods, a part-time Corona del Mar resident, met with a self-alleged longtime mistress at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach for at least one of their 20 trysts. California cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs, 24, claims that she has had an affair with Woods, 33, for 31 months, according to comments attributed to her in various news reports. Grubbs said the pair met most recently in October at the Island Hotel, where they watched “Angels and Demons” and then had sex. Grubbs claims Woods has sent her hundreds of racy text and voice messages, and has published some of them in US Weekly, a national magazine.
March 23, 2003
Lolita Harper Pat Huak is putting a little leisure back in her life. After vowing to work until her 80th birthday, the former toy store employee has surpassed her goal and now spends her time walking her scenic Corona del Mar neighborhood and attending as many sporting events as possible. With six grandsons in the area, all involved in various sporting events, that task in itself is a full time job, she joked. "I felt pretty good staying at Toy Boat until I was 80," Huak said.
January 3, 2009
More than 35 teachers from the Piecemakers Country Store in Costa Mesa showcased their skills at the group’s annual open house on Saturday. Demonstrations on crafts ranging from quilt making, embroidery, jewelry making, cooking and doll making were featured, held on the first Saturday of every year. The group hosts a variety of arts and crafts classes through the year. Upcoming classes include how to knit felted handbags, beginning sewing and ribbon embroidery. For more information, visit www.piecemakers.
October 15, 2004
Dane Grace Sailors rely a lot on sight, even with the Global Positioning System and sometimes radars. This weekend, some will sail by feel. The American Legion Yacht Club and the Women's Ocean Racing Sailing Assn. will team up to sponsor the 15th annual Sail for the Blind from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Newport Beach marina. This year will feature a breakfast, a two-hour sail through Newport Bay, lunch and entertainment for the expected 150 or so participants who cannot see or are visually impaired.