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  • Greer's OC: Tradition continues with CdM Christmas Walk

    A favorite holiday tradition, the 33rd annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk returns from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. It's the time when thousands gather to celebrate the festivities, which include specials at participating merchants, a dozen bands...
  • Shadia: In Islam, men and women are equal

    It is safe to say that those who know me would describe me as a tough, assertive girl with a conviction that women are equal to men. They would also say that I embrace my femininity and feel privileged to be a woman. Although I grew up in Egypt, where...
  • Shadia: Dating while Muslim is complicated

    I was never the girl who fantasized about Prince Charming charging in on his camel and sweeping me off my feet. When I was growing up in Egypt, education was emphasized above all else. My mom, Shadia, who never graduated from high school, always read the...
  • Shadia: A melting down of prejudices

    When you move from one country to another, culture shock is inevitable, especially when you go from one different system and culture to another. But there were only two things about America's culture that shocked me. I had been in high school for just a...
  • Shadia: How it's done at a Jewish-Persian wedding

    I crashed a Jewish wedding. OK, I was invited. But as a visitor from another religion, I had the same giddy sense of discovery that I might have had if I'd slipped in undetected. The experience was new for me on two levels. I had neither been to a...
  • Greer's OC: Enjoy free jazz performances

    Make it a Saturday night of jazz by attending a live free performance by Hal Willis Jazz Band, with special guest Robin Fellows, at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. The big-band jazz event starts at 7 p.m. with a second showing...
  • In the Pipeline: Holiday shows that are nostalgic, jaw-dropping

    In the Pipeline: Holiday shows that are nostalgic, jaw-dropping
    So it's that time of year when kids are home and many adults take some time off from work, and in this column I like to call out a couple of nearby attractions or performances that might be a fun way to spend some time over the holidays. This year,...
  • A bittersweet glass

    A bittersweet glass
    They were Katie Sparks and McKenna Wetzel, the I-Don't-Know-and-I-Don't-Care Girls. If the Eader Elementary School classmates got a question that they didn't have a passionate answer to, those were their typical replies. McKenna's mother, Kristine...
  • Greer's OC: Coffee bar Theorem now open

    Once again, Jeff and Christa Duggan, the husband and wife team behind Portola Coffee Lab at OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa, are bringing Orange County a new coffee experience unlike anything we've had before: a dedicated slow bar to explore the wonders of...
  • Family challenges ruling in land dispute

    A Huntington Beach family is challenging a court ruling in favor of the city over a residential land dispute that began more than a decade ago. An Orange County Superior Court judge this month tentatively ruled that Fidencio Alvarez and his family waived...
  • Around Town: Volunteer honored for generosity with time

    The Alzheimer's Family Services Center board member and volunteer Mary Lou Shattuck has been honored with the Orange County Community Foundation's Philanthropy Award. Along with the recognition, Shattuck received a $500 grant for the nonprofit...
  • Shadia: Celebrating Persian new year in CdM

    Shadia: Celebrating Persian new year in CdM
    'Twas the night before the last Wednesday of the year — pretty much Tuesday, bear with me. It was a night when families and friends gather 'round the fire, sharing food, drinks and desserts, welcoming in the new year with open arms, happy...