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By Michael Alexander | November 14, 2008
Esther Olson lived in Norway as a newborn, North Dakota as a child, China as a Lutheran missionary, the Philippines as a victim of World War II atrocities, and has lived decades more in Southern California. But the soon-to-be 100-year-old is appreciated most in Costa Mesa as the loving and energetic principal who helped found Prince of Peace Lutheran School and grew it for 30 years. On Saturday, the school she helped build will celebrate nearly 100 years of her life, from her birth in Norway on Christmas of 1908 to her time expanding the tiny elementary school into a community institution.
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NEWS
October 27, 2008
Two leaders of the UCI-based Olive Tree Initiative, which sent students from a variety of backgrounds to Israel and Palestine this year, have won a scholarship awarded for ethics and leadership on campus and in the community. Students Moran Cohen and Ali Malik are sharing the XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Scholarship, which offers them $7,500 each, as well as a shared $2,500 to promote peace through constructive dialogue. The students plan to use that money to start a yearlong forum on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
NEWS
May 2, 2008
I read Ila Johnson’s tirade on Jimmy Carter (“Carter really was that bad, look at history,” April 25). He has not gone to talk to Hamas as a mediator or negotiator. He has gone to talk to them to try to make peace. Any person has a right to try to do that. Yes, there is apartheid in that region. Bishop Tutu, whom I respect, said it is worse there than it had been in South Africa. We read on the front page of the papers of the terrorist attack killing eight students which is indeed sad. The same week 126 Palestinians were killed by Israelis in Gaza — we read that on the inside pages.
NEWS
By Tom Neth | April 30, 2008
In regards to the Pilot’s article about Costa Mesa and fireworks (“July 4 safety discussed,” April 26) I find several aspects of this situation troubling. First, Costa Mesa is one of the five cities countywide painfully and stubbornly continuing to allow fireworks. What do the other cities understand about fireworks that Costa Mesa has not learned? Heck, nothing is wrong with fireworks. We all love them and the Fourth of July celebration; but why not just stage a professionally run fireworks display in a central arena?
FEATURES
April 5, 2008
On Easter Sunday, six protesters interrupted Mass at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago to protest the Iraq war. The Catholic Schoolgirls Against the War shouted opposition and squirted fake blood on themselves as security led them away. The protesters said they chose Holy Name Cathedral because they could guarantee a large audience with parishioners and the media. They also pointed out that Cardinal Francis George and Mayor Richard Daley met in Chicago in January with President Bush, whom they blamed for starting the war. George emphasized the church’s opposition to the war, but said Easter Mass was an inappropriate place to protest.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | March 20, 2008
Joanna Linden stood on Harbor Boulevard five years ago with other Costa Mesa residents and called for peace before the beginning of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq five years ago. “It didn’t do any good,” she said. Linden stood outside again Wednesday evening at Fairview Community Church with a handful of others to mark the fifth anniversary of the war, waving signs and singing “We Shall Overcome.” A group of small children sit on the curb and hold poster board signs larger than they are with messages written in magic marker like “May peace prevail” and “Praying, singing and acting for peace.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | March 19, 2008
St. Mark Presbyterian Church member Alma Vanasse and others, will mark the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War with meditation and a handful of hymns instead of protest songs. Vanasse is organizing a peace and prayer service 7:30 p.m. tonight at St. Mark’s, 2200 San Joaquin Road, that will include scripture, silent prayer and music. “We’re going to encourage people to ask the Lord what he would want each one of us to create peace in the world,” Vanasse said.
FEATURES
March 17, 2008
Fairview Community Church will host a candlelight vigil Wednesday in observance of the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. The church began meeting in February every Wednesday during Lent to pray for peace and to light candles. The vigils will culminate 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with a gathering to pray for the end of the war in Iraq. The church is at Fair Drive and Fairview Road in Costa Mesa. Visit events.unitedforpeace.org/ 5yearstoomany/events/show/3443 for more information or to make a reservation.
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