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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | October 2, 2010
Irvine was recognized as one of the best communities for young people in the United States on Friday. America's Promise Alliance, which was founded by Colin Powell in 1997, and ING honored 100 cities across the U.S in their 100 Best Communities for Young People campaign. "Each community has proven that they are developing programs and implementing initiatives to provide young people with the essential resources they need to graduate from high school and succeed in college and a 21st century career," Alma J. Powell, chairwoman of America's Promise Alliance, wrote on their website.
NEWS
May 30, 2004
It has been very disillusioning lately to read the Daily Pilot articles about poor and extremely critical choices made by young people involving cyber crime, rape and sexual assault and alcohol-related driving. It would be easy to conclude that young people of today lack the moral courage and ethical standards to make good choices. I was privileged recently to be part of something that reinstated my confidence that young people do, in fact, have what it takes to be honest, caring and law-abiding members of our community.
NEWS
July 7, 2005
I have watched the steady deterioration of Triangle Square from its inception. I believe that the problem has always been that the movie theater has never been, by itself, a strong enough attraction for young people. There are many movie theaters not far away that exist in a far more exciting ambience of restaurants and shopping. I believe that Triangle Square cannot compete with them directly. Rather, I think that Triangle Square needs to become a destination center for young people seeking entertainment of a more active nature.
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October 21, 2009
It is apparent that young people are involving themselves in sexual conduct with a very shortsighted application of lips to loquaciousness. The sense of shame must feel tremendous, and I fear these young ladies could fall prey to other senseless acts akin to drinking and drugs, all used to forget unprepared-for feelings that surface after the morning light has shined through. Youth is a tender time of discovering new talents, learning to cope with new feelings, and an unbridled existence of freedom.
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By Crissy Brooks | February 23, 2012
The kids are out of school this week. You have to love February in Southern California, where "winter recess" translates to afternoons in the park and playing outside until dark. This year some of the kids in our Westside neighborhood will take part in "ski week," when one of the police officers takes the teens snowboarding. I am excited that they are headed out to experience something new and make some memories with adults who care about them. I remember the youth leaders who took me skiing in Mammoth in the winter and to Lake Havasu in the summer.
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By Crissy Brooks | June 28, 2012
It's been a great view from the beloved Mesa this week. There have been plenty of moments that reminded me of what is good about our community. Here's the week in review: Monday night my boyfriend and I rode bikes over to Triangle Square (I'm sorry, I can't call it The Triangle) to see "Breakfast at Tiffany's" on the big screen. We weaved through the scaffolding with women dressed in Audrey Hepburn-style dresses and enjoyed the classic along with a good crowd. It felt good to do dinner and a movie and see people milling about at Triangle Square.
NEWS
June 18, 2010
According to a report from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Americans who belong to the so-called "Millenial" generation – 18- to 29-year-olds who were born between 1980 and 2000 – are significantly less religious than older generations. Pew found that fewer Millenials belong to a particular faith and that they are less likely to be affiliated with their parents' or grandparents' religions. Is this trend happening in your own church, mosque, or synagogue? Does this worry you, and what you do to draw more young people to your congregation?
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B.W. Cook | September 29, 2010
Orange County philanthropists David and Darrellyn Melilli opened their coastal estate in south Orange County on behalf of the Pioneer School of Music. The late summer evening gathering attracted 125 guests, including a significant contingent of Newport-Mesa donors coming together to support the music programs of a school considered, "The best-kept secret in Orange County", according to Newport's dynamic Jan Landstrom . Part of the mission of the evening was to get the secret out. Landstrom and David Melilli both serve on the Salvation Army's advisory board, and the Pioneer School of Music is an adjunct to the Salvation Army where young people are given instruction in music.
NEWS
October 4, 2001
Joseph N. Bell I got a wistful, soul-searching letter this week from my grandson, Trent Simpson, in Boulder, Colo. He had just turned 18 when the two World Trade Center towers came down in New York and the whole country seemed to be calling for war. He was feeling very vulnerable and more than a little confused as "a legal citizen for fighting in our Army and eligible for the draft." His confusion came from his strong feeling that "it isn't right to declare war against a country that is helpless against a full-out U.S. military attack.
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By JAMES P. GRAY | January 20, 2008
Frequently in my discussions with junior high- and high school-age children I tell them that right at this moment each one of them has a job. What is it, I ask? They mostly stumble and stammer in their responses, but with time they come up with what I view to be the correct answer: Their job is to get an education. And it is probably the most important job they will ever have. I recommend you have similar conversations with young people that you know. Remind those who are not concentrating on their studies that there are millions of young people their age all over the world who would give anything for the opportunity to get a good education in this country.
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SPORTS
By Leigh Steinberg | July 14, 2013
A flood of negative stories regarding athletic behavior have filled all media outlets recently. The case of accused murderer, NFL star tight end Aaron Hernandez, has triggered a nationwide discussion. There are two dangers to address: 1. The system for preventing and regulating these incidents. 2. The danger that the public will generalize these stories as reflective of overall athletic behavior and become disenchanted and disillusioned with sport. I have spent the last 40 years promoting the concept of athletes being role models.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | January 3, 2013
Amid an orange-yellow dusk on a balmy November night in 2011, two surfers paused off the 28th Street Jetty in Newport Beach. The night inspired "Shannon Sunset," a color Jennifer Smucker, 36, and Shannon Lindsey-Frugis, 32, would paint onto the 1979 Dodge TransVan they use as a mobile office and arts center for their nonprofit Loveart&, which focuses on art, environmental advocacy and outdoor recreation. "People at the auto paint store asked, 'Are you sure? That color is horrendous!
NEWS
By Crissy Brooks | June 28, 2012
It's been a great view from the beloved Mesa this week. There have been plenty of moments that reminded me of what is good about our community. Here's the week in review: Monday night my boyfriend and I rode bikes over to Triangle Square (I'm sorry, I can't call it The Triangle) to see "Breakfast at Tiffany's" on the big screen. We weaved through the scaffolding with women dressed in Audrey Hepburn-style dresses and enjoyed the classic along with a good crowd. It felt good to do dinner and a movie and see people milling about at Triangle Square.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | May 15, 2012
"Young people are the best audiences really. You have to take them with you on the journey when you do a play and have to be amazingly committed and truthful - or they won't buy it, so to speak. " This is the credo of Hisa Takakuwa, director of South Coast Repertory's Theater Conservatory, who's found a career sharing her love of theater with young people and helping them nurture their own talents. At the moment, she's putting the finishing touches on David Lindsay Abaire's "Snow Angel," which SCR's Teen Players will present for two weekends, beginning Saturday.
NEWS
By Crissy Brooks | February 23, 2012
The kids are out of school this week. You have to love February in Southern California, where "winter recess" translates to afternoons in the park and playing outside until dark. This year some of the kids in our Westside neighborhood will take part in "ski week," when one of the police officers takes the teens snowboarding. I am excited that they are headed out to experience something new and make some memories with adults who care about them. I remember the youth leaders who took me skiing in Mammoth in the winter and to Lake Havasu in the summer.
NEWS
By Benjamin J. Hubbard | February 10, 2012
Teaching is a profoundly ethical and spiritual activity that demands courage and unflagging dedication. It affects the minds and spirits of students from pre-K through grad school in a transformative manner. As I reflect on my own life of teaching and that of countless colleagues, including several members of my immediate family, I am intensely aware of teaching's priceless value as well as the responsibilities it entails. In January, I began my 46th year of college teaching, 27 of them at Cal State Fullerton.
NEWS
May 26, 2011
Barbara Hogan Martin April 5, 1920 to May 17, 2011 Barbara Martin, former school nurse at Newport Harbor High School, passed away peacefully on May 17, under a full moon, at the age of 91.  Born in Dover, New Hampshire of hearty New England stock and proud Irish lineage, she was a great healer, a loyal friend and a loving parent. Barbara entered nursing as a young woman and trained at Massachusetts General Hospital.  A registered nurse, she joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps as a lieutenant at the outbreak of WWII.  She met and married W. Robert Martin, a major in the Army.  They settled in Syracuse, New York and raised three children.  Using the GI Bill, Barbara obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Syracuse.
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By B.W. Cook | April 6, 2011
Julia Argyros last week took the microphone in the grand ballroom of the Balboa Bay Club & Resort. "My first job following graduation from college was working as a speech therapist helping children with disabilities," she told the crowd, as she stood on stage next to her husband, George Argyros , the former U.S. ambassador to Spain. "I learned very quickly the struggles faced by those children and their parents," she added. "What I also experienced was progress when the children got the help they needed and in turn I saw a glimmer of hope in the parents.
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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | October 2, 2010
Irvine was recognized as one of the best communities for young people in the United States on Friday. America's Promise Alliance, which was founded by Colin Powell in 1997, and ING honored 100 cities across the U.S in their 100 Best Communities for Young People campaign. "Each community has proven that they are developing programs and implementing initiatives to provide young people with the essential resources they need to graduate from high school and succeed in college and a 21st century career," Alma J. Powell, chairwoman of America's Promise Alliance, wrote on their website.
NEWS
B.W. Cook | September 29, 2010
Orange County philanthropists David and Darrellyn Melilli opened their coastal estate in south Orange County on behalf of the Pioneer School of Music. The late summer evening gathering attracted 125 guests, including a significant contingent of Newport-Mesa donors coming together to support the music programs of a school considered, "The best-kept secret in Orange County", according to Newport's dynamic Jan Landstrom . Part of the mission of the evening was to get the secret out. Landstrom and David Melilli both serve on the Salvation Army's advisory board, and the Pioneer School of Music is an adjunct to the Salvation Army where young people are given instruction in music.
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