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September 28, 2002
Submit AFTER HOURS items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4268. A complete list is available at SPECIAL STEINBECK SCREENING Newport Beach Central Library will hold a discussion and screening of "The Grapes of Wrath" Wednesday in honor of the John Steinbeck Centennial. Former English teacher Terry Tallent will talk about Steinbeck's place in American literature at 3 p.m., and the John Ford film will be screened at 5 p.m. The Central Library is at 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.
September 21, 2002
TODAY 1A Broadway baby. Linda Eder will perform at 8 p.m. as part of the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Spotlight Series at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Eder gained fame as the ill-fated Lucy in "Jekyll and Hyde." $28 to $50. (714) 740-7878. SUNDAY 2Big Band style. Barbara McNair, The Ink Spots, Art Depew and the Harry James Orchestra will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday as part of Orange Coast College's "Big Band Bash" at the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.
October 19, 2002
TODAY 1Floral fantasia. The UCI Arboretum and Orange County Fine Arts will present the annual "Art of Flowers" fall art and flower show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of Campus Drive and Jamboree Road on the UCI North Campus. The event also includes the Arboretum's fall perennial sale. $2, free for children and members of the Friends of the UCI Arboretum. (949) 824-5833. SUNDAY 2Food for cause. The 17th annual Great Chefs of Orange County food and wine event, benefiting the National Kidney Foundation, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sutton Place Hotel, 4500 MacArthur Blvd.
March 27, 2005
What do authors J. D. Salinger, Belva Plain and Richard Scarry all have in common? Give up? They were all born in the same year, 1919, which is also the year "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum passed away. And what's the tie between John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" and Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea"? Both of these well-known novels were published in 1952. Where can you find answers to these questions and virtually everything you wanted to know about who's who in the world of literature?
September 1, 2000
Despite all the lures of the "Infotainment Age," books seduced more than 50 adults to start reading with the Balboa Branch Library's first Summer Reading Program for readers older than 18. Whether motivated by prizes, an opportunity to be a role model or the joy of reading, participants read titles in all genres and submitted reviews for "Community Picks for Great Summer Reading," an annotated bibliography available at...
October 18, 2004
Alicia Robinson While they share part of a name, the multimillion-dollar Cannery Lofts overlooking the Rhine Channel have little in common with John Steinbeck's Cannery Row. The lofts are a focal point of Cannery Village, the section of Newport Beach where people historically built ships and canned fish, and area business owners couldn't be more pleased that it's becoming less and less like a literary skid row....
By Soraya Nadia McDonald | May 20, 2007
NORWALK— Shelby Buckley is not slow. Certainly not on a track, and not in the academic sense either. Buckley, who qualified for the CIF Southern Section Masters meet and helped Corona del Mar win its third straight CIF title, is a bit of an anomaly these days. Newspapers such as the New York Times have documented the increased pressure that has been put on the shoulders of modern high school girls to do it all: earn a four-point-something grade point average, be the best in a sport or activity, even have a perfect relationship, if they can find the time to have one at all. And when that's all over, there's still the matter of getting into a top-tier institution as the Ivy Leagues are mailing more and more rejection letters.
By Peter Buffa | September 9, 2007
Write if you get work.” You’ve heard it a thousand times. Do you know where it comes from? Wait. Let me tell you. It’s from the Great Depression. As family members scattered on the four winds to find a job, any job, the ones left behind would remind them to write if they found anything so they could join them. John Steinbeck offered his version in “The Grapes of Wrath,” when Mama Joad kisses her son, Tom, goodbye and says, “Write when you find work.
By STEVE SMITH | August 24, 2006
In "Travels with Charley," John Steinbeck's Nobel prize-winning novel, Steinbeck writes about the notion many Americans have about putting down roots and how what we say we want and what we do are often two completely different things. Steinbeck points out that Americans have a history of moving around, from the Pilgrims who pulled up their roots to come here to the pioneers who pulled up their roots to move west. About a year ago, Costa Mesa lost a family with some very deep and very healthy roots when Dana and Bill Redmond moved to Oregon.
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