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  • 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...
  • All About Food: Cake baker's creations a visual treat

    All About Food: Cake baker's creations a visual treat
    Christopher Russom is a serious artist who creates imaginative works every day with sugar, flour and butter. Put them all together with a bit of this and that and voilą … some of the most amazing wedding and novelty cakes imaginable or, perhaps...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Biking up the 'big hill'

    Biking up the 'big hill'
    ThereseAnn Siegle turned 50 last week, and her daughter will turn 10 in the coming days. They're hoping to celebrate their birthdays by raising $30,000 –- although it's not for either of them. Siegle's daughter, Natalia, suffers from Trisomy 13, a...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Silk Thai a smooth dining experience

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Silk Thai a smooth dining experience
    There are quite a few Thai restaurants in the Huntington Beach area, but Silk Thai Cuisine is an excellent one in the Newland Center, a charming little strip mall on Beach Boulevard north of Adams Avenue. Normally, "charming strip mall" would be an...
  • Greer's OC: Support Amigos at Plaza

    5 Points Plaza shopping center in Huntington Beach is supporting the Amigos de Bolsa Chica, and you can find out more about the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and enter to win a $250 Five Points Plaza gift card at a booth Saturday. Shop from the...