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  • Friends of the Libraries: A buck a bag of books

    A two-day book sale is coming up this weekend at the Costa Mesa/Donald Dungan Library. On Saturday, the sale begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. Most books will be $1 or less. On Sunday, the sale goes from noon to 3 p.m. and — what many people...
  • Gayle on the Go for Sunday, Dec. 2

    Sunday @ 10am 22nd Winter Fantasy Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach 949 494 3030 www.sawdustartfestival.org There are signs of the season! Searching for unusual holiday gifts? You can find them at the Winter Wonderland created at...
  • Obama's sanctimony proves who the real Scrooge is

    Obama's sanctimony proves who the real Scrooge is
    As right as Dickens. That's what President Barack Obama suggested about his tax plan when he recently used "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens to frame his case for rate increases. A "Scrooge Christmas" is what the country will get if lawmakers won't...
  • 'Ripper Street' preview: Long Susan takes a punch

    'Ripper Street' preview: Long Susan takes a punch
    "Misfits" star Joseph Gilgun guest stars in this Saturday's episode of "Ripper Street" on BBC America. The episode, "In My Protection," gives a nod to Charles Dickens classic "Oliver Twist," with Gilgun playing a Fagin-like character named Carmichael who...
  • The Valley Line: The season of sweater weather and awards

    The Valley Line: The season of sweater weather and awards
    Brrrr, has it been cold enough for you? It has been teeth-chattering weather lately. Actually, I’d rather it be like this than have to deal with triple-digit heat. There is almost no limit to how many sweaters one can put on to warm up, but one...
  • A few new notes in this 'Carol'

    A few new notes in this 'Carol'
    Audiences may notice a few new things in this year's production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at South Coast Repertory, but director John-David Keller promises there are no drastic changes. "We can tweak it. We can't change it," said Keller,...
  • Suburban theater for the week of Nov. 23-29

    "Little Women": Ann Noble made her mark as a playwright with 1995's Irish family melodrama "And Neither Have I Wings to Fly." So it's fitting that she turns her hand to a beloved — if also decidedly melodramatic — American family novel in this...
  • The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical at Milford's Center for the Arts

    The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical at Milford's Center for the Arts
    Pantochino Productions' holiday show is described as a mash-up of TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras" show and Charles Dickens' holiday classic A Christmas Carol.   GLITZ! The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical through Dec. 22, $16, Milford's Center...
  • 'Carol' and 'Chimes': Solo Dickens to match your mood

    'Carol' and 'Chimes': Solo Dickens to match your mood
    Friends (we're all friends this time of year, yes?), I ask: What type of one-man Charles Dickens show might you be in the mood for this weekend before Christmas? A traditional Dickens (albeit one delivering one of his lesser-known stories)? Or perhaps a...
  • On Theater: Another convert to SCR's 'Carol'

    On Theater: Another convert to SCR's 'Carol'
    After watching South Coast Repertory's "A Christmas Carol" usher in the holiday season for the past 32 years, it was singularly gratifying to see my (almost) 6-year-old granddaughter enraptured by her first visit to the local tradition. Little Riley...
  • Girls' Water Polo: CdM's strong finish leads to Battle of the Bay triumph

    Girls' Water Polo: CdM's strong finish leads to Battle of the Bay triumph
    CORONA DEL MAR — Appropriately enough for a game four days before Christmas, the past, present and future of Corona del Mar High girls' water polo all came together Friday. These weren't ghosts like in Charles Dickens' novel. There was no Tiny...
  • Readers share memories of Howey mansion's lavish grandeur

    Readers share memories of Howey mansion's lavish grandeur
    The notion that one of Lake County's displays of splendor was going to ruin needled those who have sampled its delights. And no wonder. The mansion built by citrus grower and developer William J. Howey is a gem like no other in these parts. Designed by a...