February 24, 2007
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recently sponsored a nonbinding resolution calling on the president to recognize the killing of 1.5 million Armenians at the end of World War I as genocide. Some political observers say it could seriously rupture U.S.-Turkish relations and lead Turkish leaders to withdraw military support in Iraq because Turkey insists that the deaths were not genocide but a consequence of the Ottoman Empire splintering apart. Others argue that it's time for America to put truth ahead of politics.
December 26, 2004
Marisa O'Neil "You're working Saturday?" most people questioned incredulously when I told them my work schedule for this week. "But it's Christmas." In response, I'd put on my best professional journalist tone. "News doesn't take a holiday," I'd say. But, truth be told, it kind of does -- natural disasters and horrific accidents aside. Because misery loves company, I thought I'd spend my Christmas Day seeking out those in the same situation as I. Thing is, nobody seemed all that miserable.
November 16, 2001
With the first of the year-end holidays just a week away, it's time for seasonal reflection and celebration. To get in the mood, check out "Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree," the latest in the series the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books called "the cream of the beginning-reader crop." In a hilarious romp through the food chain, Denys Cazet brings back the beloved bovines of "Minnie and Moo and the Musk of Zorro" and "Minnie and Moo Go to Paris."
October 9, 2003
Barbara Ward On Aug. 12, my daughter Merrie Ward Hacievliyagil, my three grandchildren and I checked all our 10 pieces of luggage at JFK Airport in New York on Turkish Airlines. We had been on a six-week tour of the East Coast of the United States with my other daughter, Mollie Ward Brown and the four Brown cousins from San Francisco. Aunt Corrie Ward Viera of Costa Mesa joined the group for part of the tour. Now it was time for the five of us to return to Istanbul, Turkey, Merrie and the children's home.
November 21, 2009
Seriously? Thursday is Thanksgiving? I don’t see how that’s possible. But it is, apparently, and you and I and just about everyone will have to deal with it. Checking the T-Day folder, we find that in years past we have done the history of Thanksgiving; how to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner; how not to; how to prepare a traditional Italian Thanksgiving dinner; and what to do with T-Day leftovers. This year, given everything that’s going on in the nation and the world, it is time to examine what Thanksgiving really means, why it matters, and what we need to keep in mind as we approach another annual day of thanks.
November 22, 2011
A Southern California health-care college donated a truckload of Thanksgiving feast essentials Tuesday to a Costa Mesa nonprofit. West Coast University, which has an Anaheim campus and offices in Irvine, gave to Share Our Selves (SOS) 100 18-pound turkeys and 100 boxes of stuffing. The food will be given to needy families in Thanksgiving food bags, said Elizabeth Evans, the marketing and communications manager. "Obviously having turkey and stuffing in the bags makes a huge difference," Evans said, adding that the large donation goes a long way in making the holiday special for families.
November 23, 2011
Local state representatives handed out turkeys at the Newport Beach American Legion, which will redistribute the birds to military families in need this holiday season, according to the representatives' staffers. State Sen. Tom Harman (R- Huntington Beach), who represents Newport Beach, Irvine and Costa Mesa, and Assemblyman Jim Silva (R- Huntington Beach) distributed 128 turkeys Friday at the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 on Balboa Peninsula, according to a press release from Harman's office.
December 5, 2000
Danette Goulet COSTA MESA - Students flung frozen birds across the gym at TeWinkle Middle School on Monday morning to celebrate getting good grades. And if that sounds strange to you, you haven't heard the half of it. They also stuck slices of bread smeared with peanut butter on parents and teachers covered in trash bags, and they stomped on balloons tied to their classmates' ankles. It was the little-known annual tradition at TeWinkle called the Turkey Bowl.
April 3, 2010
Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry on Saturday defended his decision to accept a complimentary $3,400 trip to Turkey last year, saying he doesn’t believe it stands in the way of his job. “Turkish national issues do not come before the City Council,” he said. “The city of Newport Beach does not have a foreign-policy agenda.” Curry reported the 11-day trip as part of $5,400 in gifts he received in 2009 on financial disclosure forms required by the state.
November 27, 2004
JIM DE BOOM For the third year in a row, I deviate from the traditional Community and Clubs format to present the Turkey Awards for Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. In 2002 we honored Turkey of the Year runners-up Gray Davis (who was recalled as Governor of the state of California), Irvine Mayor Larry Agran (for the "Great Park" hoax) and gave the Turkey of the Year award to campaign consultant Dave Ellis. In 2003, the Turkey of the Year runner ups were Dennis Rodman, the Newport Beach Parks & Recreation Commission, the Costa Mesa City Council (who developed a policy to hold the grocery stores responsible when customers steal grocery carts)