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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • Support (and empathy) for the kids

    Support (and empathy) for the kids
    Even now, Jennifer Friend wonders if her former classmates from sixth and seventh grades bought the stories she would spin. Growing up, she masked her family's financial instability and episodic homelessness by claiming that her phone wasn't working...
  • On the town for the holidays

    South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa will present its annual production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" until Dec. 26. Jerry Path's adaptation of one man's redemption and new lease on life stars Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge for the 34th...
  • Trend Watch: Get your juice on

    Trend Watch: Get your juice on
    I'm a big fan of juicing, so I recently checked out Ritual Juice Box at The Camp, which opened a couple of weeks ago. Ritual Juice Box originated as an online juicing cleanse business, Ritual Wellness, started by Lori C. Kenyon and Marra O. St. Clair....
  • Shadia: Let's not empower extremists

    When I heard about the shooting of 14-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai by a coward, who must think he's a real man to shoot a teenage girl while on a school bus simply because she wants an education, I felt sick. I might sound like a broken record...
  • The Crowd: Wallets open for people in need

     The Crowd: Wallets open for people in need
    Organizers called the event "A Red Carpet Moment." The evening of gourmet food and wine benefiting Serving People in Need (SPIN) unfolded Saturday at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach. The spectacular benefit, produced by the board...