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November 18, 2006
Check out which council people have mandates Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Katrina Foley was recently quoted as saying Allan Mansoor's vote total of 25.8% was "hardly a mandate."   How would Foley then characterize her winning vote total of 15.8% in 2004? A check of the last four elections, back to 2000, showed that Mansoor had the second-highest percentage vote total on record and Wendy Leece had the third-highest. It is clear that Costa Mesa residents view our growing illegal immigration situation as a problem that should be addressed on the city level, as other cities with similar problems have done.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2006
Get a local history lesson Learn about Newport Beach's 100-year history at the annual mayor's dinner. The cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday followed by dinner at 7 p.m., with an address by Mayor Don Webb, who will talk about events leading up to the city's centennial celebration later this year. The dinner will be at the Newport Beach Marriott, 900 Newport Center Drive. For information, call (949) 224-2266. Learn more about civil rights The Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series continues at UC Irvine with Mary Frances Berry, a longtime African-American activist and former chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | November 9, 2011
What would you ask President John Adams if you had the chance? You can get your opportunity — no flux capacitor required — at Temple Isaiah on Friday night when historical impressionist Peter Small takes the stage as the second president, who was also a statesman and political theorist. "It's giving a history lesson in first-person," Small said. "It brings history alive and makes it relevant. It's no longer just facts and figures that you've read in some old book. " Small will give a presentation on key points of Adams' life and ideology during Shabbat services at 8 p.m. at the Newport Beach temple on Irvine Avenue, which shares facilities with Harbor Christian Church.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | May 26, 2008
Stiff and emotionless, Kevin Yahampath stands statuesque as he faces the oncoming hoards of adults, fellow classmates and teachers. They meet face to face and while others are chattering and starring, Kevin doesn’t waver. And then they press a round red button located on his sleeve and presto: Kevin Yahampath becomes Lou Gehrig. Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at California Elementary School brought their history project to the school’s open house Thursday night.
NEWS
December 9, 2004
Never forget. Word War II veterans who were at Pearl Harbor the day the Japanese attacked have spent decades relaying this message. It is a warning, a cry for vigilance. It was a sleepy Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii. There had been no formal declaration of war. And while thousands of servicemen and women slept, ate breakfast, read the Sunday paper and relaxed, the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked. There were 2,395 men and women killed that morning, 1,178 wounded, and 1,102 remain entombed in the USS Arizona.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | May 5, 2006
A century and a half of African American history summed up in an hour and a half and recounted by two actors? Can such a project possibly be effective? The answer is a resounding "yes," as evidenced by the world premiere of "Blue Door" at South Coast Repertory. Not only is it viable and effective, it's absolutely mesmerizing. Playwright Tanya Barfield has created a compelling view of the black experience, contrasting earlier years of fervent struggle with the accomplishments of today.
NEWS
By: Tom Titus | September 30, 2005
Combining education with entertainment can be an extremely effective learning tool. If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a healthy dose of rock music can aid in the digestion of elementary school curriculum. Costa Mesa's Vanguard University is employing this exciting instructional method with its high-voltage production of "Schoolhouse Rock Live," the stage version of the popular television series that ran on ABC from 1973 to 1985, presenting English, math, history and more in a lively musical format.
NEWS
June 25, 2002
As the school year comes to a close, I thought I would be able to end the year avoiding getting involved in potential controversy. However, after reading the letter to the editor written by Luke Burrett and the "brief history lesson" he gave ("Silver Star clarifies use of cross," June 18) concerning the Maltese Cross, class cannot be dismissed just yet. It should be noted that I am of Maltese descent; both my parents emigrated from Malta after World War II. Consequently, I have been to Malta numerous times to visit relatives and absorb its unique culture.
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By Michael Miller | April 30, 2013
In Rafa Lara's film "Cinco de Mayo: The Battle," calendar dates are superimposed over the action counting down to May 5 - the day in 1862 when a ragtag Mexican army defeated France in the fight for independence. It may not be the only countdown that takes place in the Regency Lido Theatre when the movie screens Wednesday as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival. Not only is the Mexican holiday a few days away, but Lara's film, which depicts the battle in vivid (and often gruesome)
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NEWS
By James P. Gray | April 5, 2013
These thoughts might be controversial to some, but the issue is timely, and the moment to correct a series of injustices is now. Therefore, it is time for our country, and all of us in it, to recognize and enforce marriage equality. Before I go further, it must be said that libertarians believe that neither government nor anyone else has the right to tell other people what they should believe. That issue should be left to the individuals themselves, as guided by their chosen religious teachings, philosophies and core beliefs.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | November 9, 2011
What would you ask President John Adams if you had the chance? You can get your opportunity — no flux capacitor required — at Temple Isaiah on Friday night when historical impressionist Peter Small takes the stage as the second president, who was also a statesman and political theorist. "It's giving a history lesson in first-person," Small said. "It brings history alive and makes it relevant. It's no longer just facts and figures that you've read in some old book. " Small will give a presentation on key points of Adams' life and ideology during Shabbat services at 8 p.m. at the Newport Beach temple on Irvine Avenue, which shares facilities with Harbor Christian Church.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | April 23, 2011
COSTA MESA — Sixth-grade student Diana Goodling portrayed the story of one of the most hideous characters in Ancient Greek history in a way that was not only cute, but made the audience laugh. The 11-year-old acted as the title character in a short play about Medusa, a Gorgon with snakes for hair and the ability to turn onlookers to stone, in a student-made production that mixed in lines that would have done "Clueless" proud. "I'm so pretty that when you look at me you'll fall in love with me, like, for sure," Diana said, acting as Medusa.
NEWS
December 24, 2008
In response to Marie Kolasinski?s diatribe about how America got so disgusting (?How did America get so disgusting?? Dec. 24), I am flabbergasted you would print such a rambling piece that appears to be written by a religious nut. Apparently Kolasinski became unhinged by locals upset with the Piecemakers? flying the American flag upside down. Further, she doesn?t understand why people should be upset by this and not all of the other problems in the country. I am afraid she is having trouble separating out all these issues and linking truth and justice with God, corruption, President Bush and every congressman and business as well.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | May 27, 2008
Stiff and emotionless, Kevin Yahampath stands statuesque as he faces the oncoming hoards of adults, fellow classmates and teachers. They meet face to face and while others are chattering and starring, Kevin doesn’t waver. And then they press a round red button located on his sleeve and presto: Kevin Yahampath becomes Lou Gehrig. Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at California Elementary School brought their history project to the school’s open house Thursday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | May 5, 2006
A century and a half of African American history summed up in an hour and a half and recounted by two actors? Can such a project possibly be effective? The answer is a resounding "yes," as evidenced by the world premiere of "Blue Door" at South Coast Repertory. Not only is it viable and effective, it's absolutely mesmerizing. Playwright Tanya Barfield has created a compelling view of the black experience, contrasting earlier years of fervent struggle with the accomplishments of today.
NEWS
By TOM JOHNSON | February 17, 2006
What a difference a year makes. Wednesday night at the annual mayor's dinner in Newport Beach, everything went swimmingly. Good to see my old friend Judge Steve Bromberg. Mayor Don Webb skipped the traditional "state of the city" address and opted for the 100-year history of Newport Beach. Actually, it was more like 125 years. The extra 25 years made a long program even longer. Despite the length, the mayor proved that he does know his stuff. The pre-speech over-under for falling asleep was at sometime in the mid-1940s.
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