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  • Dan Goods, JPL's science seer

     Dan Goods, JPL's science seer
    When artist Dan Goods arrived at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they gave him a six-month shot. In May, he'll have been there 10 years as JPL's "visual strategist." He glued soda bottles to the roof of his Taurus to create music on an m.p.h. pipe organ....
  • Slain U.S. ambassador to Libya remembered for his languages, service

     
    Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in an attack on the consulate there, was raised in a musical San Francisco Bay Area family and played the saxophone “about at the Bill Clinton level,” his stepfather joked in a tribute...
  • Eagle Scout's Letter

     
    My column Saturday will focus on a letter that an area Eagle Scout wrote to the Boy Scouts of America, protesting its anti-gay policies and accompanied by the return of his Eagle Scout medal. Unfortunately, space didn't permit the use......
  • Convicted former Rep. Mel Reynolds wants Jackson seat in Congress

    Convicted former Rep. Mel Reynolds wants Jackson seat in Congress
    Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said he will ask voters to focus on his congressional experience rather than his state and federal criminal record as he announced his bid today for the seat held by Jesse Jackson Jr., who has resigned. At a...
  • At consulate in Libya, a model diplomat is lost

    WASHINGTON — J. Christopher Stevens was in many ways the model American diplomat, committed, idealistic, willing to take risks and eager to find out what was really happening in obscure corners of the world. A lanky 52-year-old Californian, with...
  • Stylish MCA celebration; Pride Parade rolls out 42nd

    Stylish MCA celebration; Pride Parade rolls out 42nd
    The Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated 15 years of performances on the MCA stage with its benefit, "remixed/reimagined." The evening began with an outdoor reception on the front plaza that included food from some of Chicago's food trucks, plus mini...
  • 'It's a fight for your life': Jason Puracal on being jailed in Nicaragua for 2 years

    'It's a fight for your life': Jason Puracal on being jailed in Nicaragua for 2 years
    Every day in his cell in one of the most notorious prisons in Latin America, an American father wrote a letter to his little boy. Jason Puracal would tuck the papers away, trying to fight the fear that his son might grow up never knowing his dad. "Jabu...
  • Services Held for Victims of Colorado Theater Shooting

    Services Held for Victims of Colorado Theater Shooting
    AURORA, Co. -- They laughed, they cried, they celebrated a young life lost too soon. Those attending Jessica Ghawi's memorial service Saturday at a San Antonio church heard numerous adjectives describing the hockey fan and aspiring sports broadcaster....
  • The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy

    The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy
    The 18th annual Gift of Hope Gala benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. unfolded June 8 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Some 400 donors filled the elegant ballroom for the black-tie affair emceed by the beautiful blond media personality Jamie...
  • The Harbor Report: Digging Doug's work on the harbor

    The Harbor Report: Digging Doug's work on the harbor
    As I work my way around the harbor each week, I always look for people I would like to emulate. One such person is Doug West, and I have said this before about Doug and his efforts as chairman of the Newport Beach Harbor Commission. He wants to help and...
  • It's A Gray Area: Government is not the road out of poverty

    The road to success for communities struggling with poverty is generally not hard to find, or even to travel. All it requires is a firm reliance upon yourself instead of government. To drive that point home, candidly ask yourself what government has...
  • Nersa "Nena" Alvarez Maceo Mitchell

    Nersa "Nena" Alvarez Maceo Mitchell
    Nersa "Nena" Alvarez Maceo Mitchell passed away peacefully on June 17, 2013 at the age of 83. She was born on November 20, 1929 in Puerto Padre, Cuba. She leaves behind her beloved family including husband Joseph Mitchell and 5 children: Thomas, Joseph...