June 6, 2012
When I was growing up in Cairo, there was a rumor that the Egyptian secret service placed an informant in every neighborhood who knew every little move you made, your family history and what you said about the government. Just one bad word about the regime, and you'd be snatched from your bed, never to be seen again. Though I was young and didn't understand politics, the idea of an informant scared me. I didn't really want to believe this rumor - unconfirmed as it was - about my neighbors, who were good and kind people.
September 21, 2002
Worship location: Grant Howald Community Youth Center at Iris and 5th Streets, Corona del Mar Church telephone: (714) 641-8335 Denomination: Independent Year church established: 2001 Service time: 10 a.m. Sunday Minister: The Reverend Margaret Elizabeth Muegenburg Size of congregation: Approximately 15 Make up of congregation: Muegenburg describes the congregation as a group of...
September 10, 2003
Tom Forquer While their team valiantly wins or loses on the field, the high school football supporter can be struck by any number of ailments, including fatigue, low morale or even disinterest. Fortunately, the teams and their supporters are looked after by the music and cheerleading programs. One way to keep the spirit flowing is a good fight song. Though it is the official song of the United States Navy, Newport Harbor High has long utilized "Anchors Aweigh" to bolster the spirit of its troops.
February 26, 2008
Women won’t be the only ones allowed to wear skirts that show off their legs March 9 at Muldoon’s Dublin Pub in Newport Beach. The sixth annual ‘Sexiest Kilt Competition’ will be in the pub’s courtyard at 2 p.m. amid musical performances and entertainment to kick off St. Patrick’s Day week. Past contestants have shown their Celtic spirit by telling jokes, playing an instrument or simply sharing their love of plaid. The winner will be presented with the coveted Sexiest Kilt Trophy and a gift certificate to the Tartan Patch shop.
October 14, 2001
Richard Dunn NEWPORT BEACH - When President Bush told the country to return to normal, everyday living, he probably didn't have the inaugural Da Dunes Pro-Am Beach Volleyball Tournament in mind. But only if all of America could have seen the event Saturday at the Newport Dunes waterfront resort. From wild outfits in the themed four-person teams to heavyweight championship-type boxing belts for prizes, the sand tournament featured 24 men's squads and eight women's teams in pool play with some of the game's elite, including Misty May, the beach volleyball Olympian at the 2000 Sydney Games and former Newport Harbor High Prep All-American.
October 15, 2003
S.J. Cahn In September of 1993, the editors of the Daily Pilot -- current Los Angeles Timesmen William Lobdell and Steve Marble -- wrote this about their first Daily Pilot 103: "It was an impossible task, like putting together the best basketball team of all-time." I can only assume that the duo really had no idea how true that would continue to be. As the clock ticks toward deadline on Tuesday night, completion is feeling a bit like an impossibility, although if you're reading this now, we must have made it. And it's like this every year.
December 16, 2009
Those convinced that American culture is obsessed with celebrity have been given plenty of support in recent months. Shameless publicity stunts, conspicuous party crashing, questionable family planning, and other attempts at warrantless fame have been top stories, when not superseded by the latest celebrity gossip. In the past, such actions would have been embarrassments, but now they are seen as the ticket to the next reality show. So it’s refreshing for me to see that, right here at home, many of our children are still grounded in a different reality, one that seeks to provide comfort and hope to others who are in need.
July 18, 2013
BILL GROUX Congratulations and best wishes on your half-century of life. Many thanks from your loving family and friends for your love, spirit, and giving of yourself to others.
December 6, 2004
Andrew Edwards The sound of cannon fire roared across the water and blasts of fire lighted up the gray skies Sunday as two tall ships engaged each other in the waves just beyond Newport Beach. Battle began after Doug Leasure, captain of the Newport Harbor-based Lynx, ordered his crew to make a hard turn toward its rival, the Spirit of Dana Point. The Lynx's two port guns were loaded, and Leasure gave the order to open fire as soon his ship passed the Spirit.