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  • Commentary: Columnist's grasp on history is shaky

    Almost always, I read Mona Shadia's columns with bemusement and incredulity. Her mixture of Islamic religious advocacy and sheer naïveté is mostly harmless drivel, like the rest of what is printed in the Independent. Yet what she writes and how she...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In the Pipeline: Kiwanis holds the key

    One hundred thirty-five kids, at least as many volunteers, parents, workers — they all needed to be wrangled into some sort of order. So Nouha Hreish, who with her late husband Albert has run Noal Jewelry Designs for 30 years on Edinger Avenue,...
  • Greer's OC: Holiday bazaar happening at Paula Hanson

    Join our favorite eclectic fashion boutique, Paula Hanson in Newport Beach, for a holiday bazaar on Friday and Saturday. Paula Hanson is stocking up with refreshments and unique holiday gifts. These include Moroccan pouf bags and accessories by...
  • In The Pipeline: A home for the holidays

    Billy O'Connell knows how to get things done. Maybe it's the tough Irish accent, or the fact that for years he was an L.A. County sheriff. Whatever it is, when you talk to him, you understand he's a no-nonsense, take-charge sort of guy. So years ago, when...
  • Greer's OC: Shop aimed at moms, daughters

    We've discovered a hidden Newport Beach gem, Naomy & Adrian, a fashion haven for handmade knits and hand-selected apparel, beautiful scarves, handbags and jewelry that you'd normally find in New York or a French boutique. Owner Naomy Kim, a longtime...
  • 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 voilà … some of the most amazing wedding and novelty cakes imaginable or, perhaps...