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  • Local teen raises money for Giving it Back to Kids

    Local teen raises money for Giving it Back to Kids
    Amid the many booths of handmade and commercial jewelry and accessories, 13-year-old Ali Pfleger's booth, My Passion, blends in well. With her handcrafted beaded and wire necklaces, bracelets and rings, photo notecards and small key chains and...
  • Shadia: The wine cork is still in the bottle

    I'm a hypocrite. I'm a Muslim who drinks alcohol — except during the month of Ramadan, of course. There. I said it. I am a hypocrite. Alcohol is forbidden in Islam. There are those Muslims, however, including me, who argue that alcohol is not...
  • Shadia: Refreshing my faith during Ramadan

    Ramadan starts Thursday night (insert multiple happy faces here). You would think that because I will be refraining from eating and drinking for about 15 hours a day for the next month, I would be dreading the arrival of Islam's holiest month. You would...
  • Shadia: The benefits of Ramadan are truly endless

    Refraining from food and water all day during Ramadan is not that bad. That's because we still get to eat twice — just before sunrise and again after sunset. There's "iftar," which is the breaking-of-the-fast meal at sunset. But there's also...
  • Shadia: 'Taraweh' is Muslims' opera

    The other night I struggled to come up with a simple way to describe the magnitude of "taraweh" — the extra prayers performed nightly during Ramadan. And then an enigmatic Muslim poet I know compared it — perfectly — to opera. There'...
  • Shadia: A time of faith and festivity too

    Do you know how Christmas is supposed to be about faith? That's what Ramadan is supposed to be about too — God. But like Christmastime, Ramadan, for some, becomes a time for lavish dinner parties and uncontrollable spending. For producers and...
  • Shadia: Pursuing the 'night of power'

    Something's been keeping me up at night. I haven't had much beauty sleep in the last eight nights, and I'm not due for much more until the end of Ramadan, which is — sadly — on Saturday. I've been up in search of "Laylat ul-Qadr," the...
  • Trend Watch: Plenty of events for Easter

    Trend Watch: Plenty of events for Easter
    Easter is just around the corner and several places are hosting special events. Here are a few hopping ideas on how to celebrate the holiday. * Easter Family Fun in H.B. In Huntington Beach, the Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day will take place form...
  • From the Boathouse: A holiday harbor poem

    Ahoy! Ah, Christmas arrives Tuesday, and I cannot wait to see what Santa Claus has left under our tree. Once again, my updated my annual Christmas poem as I weigh anchor for Christmas: 'Twas the Day Before Christmas Upon Orange County's Harbor...
  • Trend Watch: Home-style cooking gets new spot in H.B.

    We got a tip from a reader that Kathy May's Restaurant has moved and opened up as Kathy May's Lakeview Café at 6622 Lakeview Drive in Huntington Beach. The home-style restaurant, previously on Goldenwest Street, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner at...
  • From the Boathouse: A season of lights

    Ahoy! Tis the season and the boat parades are underway in our local harbors and across the nation. For those living in southern Orange County, you have two more chances to see the 38th annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights. This year's theme is...
  • On Theater: First 'Forever,' now the sequel

    On Theater: First 'Forever,' now the sequel
    When a new performance concept succeeds impressively enough, invariably a sequel (or two) is demanded — a concept illustrated by such projects as "Greater Tuna," "Nunsense" and "The Marvelous Wonderettes." To that list — and vaulting to...