September 12, 2011
Economic spark Re "Obama pitches jobs plan," Sept. 9 As a retired newspaper reporter, I couldn't have written President Obama's speech better myself. If Obama would have added $447 billion in stimulus to the original $787 billion in 2009, we might not be in this mess. I don't think the infrastructure spending he proposed is nearly enough, given the state of our roads and schools. And there is nothing for retired seniors like me on Social Security. We haven't had a Social Security increase for about three years, but our costs have gone up. A one-time payment to Social Security recipients would pump some money back into the economy.
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October 25, 1997 |
Newport Mesa Christian Center will have a Harvest Festival from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. $5 admission includes food, unlimited rides, games and candy. The center is at 2599 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. (714) 966-0454. First Congregational Church of Santa Ana will have a Country Western Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday. The fair will feature crafts, Christmas gifts, plants, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, baked goods and a silent auction. Lunch will be served. The church is at 2555 N.
October 24, 2012
Americans are still interested in the White House race, but maybe a little less so if it interrupts their favorite sports. Monday's third and final debate between President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney drew a total of 59.2 million viewers across 11 networks, according to Nielsen. That was down sharply from the 65.6 million who tuned in for the second debate on Oct. 16, and the 67.2 million who watched the first meet-up back on Oct. 3. But this week the debate faced competition from two popular sports telecasts.
May 17, 2001 |
Prosecutors rested their bigamy case against an avowed polygamist Wednesday after focusing on such matters as toothbrushes and welfare. Prosecutors presented a photograph of the Green family bathroom--complete with 19 toothbrushes in their holders--in an attempt to show that he, his five wives and 25 children all live together in polygamy.
October 16, 2012 |
Mitt Romney is going into the second presidential debate with almost everything going for him: fresh momentum, an enthused Republican base, improved polling numbers, his own impressive array of debating skills and an opponent desperate to make people forget his own limp-noodle performance in the first debate. But Romney could face one very big problem: He has nearly run out of flip-flops. The man has, of course, made a career out of changing positions on just about every major issue.
November 17, 2008 |
In June, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made a fateful decision. They called on California Mormons to donate their time and money to the campaign for Proposition 8, which would overturn a state Supreme Court ruling that permitted gay marriage. That push helped the initiative win narrow passage on election day. And it has made the Mormon Church, which for years has striven to be seen as part of the American mainstream, a political target.
January 10, 2014 |
This post has been corrected. See below. "The Book of Mormon" will hold a lottery for a limited number of $25 seats before each performance when the national tour of the hit musical returns to the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles starting Jan. 21. Lottery entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance. Each entry can request a maximum of two tickets and only one entry per person will be allowed. Names of the winners will be announced two hours before curtain, and the winners must be physically present and must pay in cash. During the first week of performances, one winning lottery winner for the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday performances will be given their tickets free of charge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1997 |
When the Mormon church decided to turn the historic Uintah Tabernacle into a temple, it did more than make another sanctuary for the faithful. The restoration spared the town of Vernal a divisive debate: Whether to swing the wrecking ball at the 90-year-old structure that had stood empty but remained a beloved symbol of the town's roots. "I remember one council member said he would drive the bulldozer to knock it down," said Leonard Heeney, mayor of the town located 125 miles east of here.
September 13, 2012 |
No need to bone up on the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith before attending "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre. Just know that this exceedingly naughty, though in the end disarmingly nice, show is devised by the minds behind "South Park" and that risqué "Sesame Street" for theater-loving adults, "Avenue Q. " In other words, leave the kids at home with a baby-sitter, or child-protective services might be knocking at your door. Built for the irreverent Gen X faithful, all those aging slackers (myself among them)