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  • Newport-area protester blasts Pauly

    VILLA PARK — Erik Oatman grew up in one of the most affluent cities in Orange County: Newport Beach. On Tuesday evening, he stood with hundreds of protesters in another Orange County affluent community, Villa Park, condemning what they say were...
  • NBPD investigates what group calls racial attack

    Editor's note: This version clarifies and restores comments made by Munira Syeda, spokeswoman for CAIR's Greater Los Angeles chapter office. NEWPORT BEACH — The owner of a Newport Beach cigar lounge on Tuesday denied a claim made by a civil rights...
  • Prosecution: Irvine 11 violated ambassador's right to free speech

    Prosecution: Irvine 11 violated ambassador's right to free speech
    SANTA ANA — Ten Muslim college students censored the Israeli ambassador to the United States when he tried to give an address atUC Irvine, a prosecutor argued in closing statements of the so-called Irvine 11 trial on Monday. Orange County Deputy...
  • Muslim Woman Sues Southwest Airlines for Discrimination

    Muslim Woman Sues Southwest Airlines for Discrimination
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KTLA) -- A Muslim woman is suing Southwest Airlines for discrimination after she says she was removed from a flight earlier this year over so-called suspicious behavior. Irum Abbasi, of San Diego, was preparing to depart from Lindbergh...
  • Olive Tree Initiative aims to hear both sides in Middle East conflict

    At multicultural UC Irvine, the Middle East and U.S. policy in that region can create fervent debate. While tensions sometimes escalate on campus — as they have with the Irvine 11 case against student protesters — in 2007 a group of...
  • Showing 'the face of Islam'

     Showing 'the face of Islam'
    Before the Huntington Beach City Council meets every other week, someone walks up to the podium to lead a prayer after the flag salute. Prayers in public meetings often end with a phrase like "in Jesus' name," which reflects the country's dominant...
  • For Prayer Event, Perry Teams With Controversial Group

    For Prayer Event, Perry Teams With Controversial Group
    Texas Tribune Gov. Rick Perry, who has made economic populism the cornerstone of his political ambition in Texas, has jumped headfirst into America’s culture war as he ponders whether to run for president of the United States. Perry has asked one...
  • UCI students could face grand jury

    The college students who interrupted Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's speech last year at UC Irvine -- the so-called "Irvine 11" -- may face a grand jury and criminal charges in the coming weeks, a lawyer representing some of the students said Friday....
  • Jewish group, UCI faculty back 'Irvine 11'

    The mood among the "Irvine 11" soared Wednesday after members of a liberal Jewish organization delivered more than 5,000 signatures to the Orange County district attorney's office denouncing the charges filed against the students for disrupting a speech...
  • Chicago-area Egyptians cheer Mubarak's departure

    Many Chicago-area residents with ties to Egypt welcomed the news that President Hosni Mubarak had resigned and handed over power to the military. “If you had asked me a couple weeks ago if it was something imaginable, I would have said absolutely,...
  • UC president Yudof: Speech is protected

    UC president Yudof: Speech is protected
    Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of Hussam Ayloush's name. NEWPORT BEACH — University of California President Mark Yudof spoke before an estimated 350 people at Temple Bat Yahm on Thursday night, telling the predominantly Jewish crowd...
  • Cops Seek Pickup in Sikh Shooting

    Cops Seek Pickup in Sikh Shooting
    Police need the public's help in locating a tan or light brown 1999 to 2003 Ford F150 pickup truck seen driving from E. Stockton Way in Elk Grove on Friday after two elderly Indian men were shot. Surinder Singh, 65, and Gurmej Atwal, 78, were both out...