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  • 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...
  • 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 voilĂ  … some of the most amazing wedding and novelty cakes imaginable or, perhaps...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In The Pipeline: A clean bill of health for neighborhood

    In The Pipeline: A clean bill of health for neighborhood
    Several weeks ago, I wrote about Machelle Murray, a local mom who is struggling to find answers about her insurance coverage as she battles cancer. The column prompted an outpouring of advice, support and even money for Murray. It also brought several...
  • 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: Time to let them fly from the nest

    In The Pipeline: Time to let them fly from the nest
    I know many of you are in the midst of graduations right now. We have two in our house, as our daughter moves from St. Bonaventure School into Orange County High School of the Arts and our son — gulp — is off to college after graduating from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shadia: Islam's influence on the Founding Fathers

    Even though I wasn't born or raised here, there's a reason I feel at home in America. America's principles align with Islam's teachings. In fact, America's principles are not just based on Judeo-Christian values, but Judeo-Christian-Islamic values. After...