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  • Natural Perspectives: Spending time in desert area of California

    Vic led his Irvine Valley College Emeritus Program bird class for adults to the Mojave National Preserve this past weekend. I tagged along to take photos and provide a guest lecture on the natural history of the area. We stayed for three days at the...
  • Natural Perspectives: Protecting California's sea otters

    Vic and I spent the Thanksgiving holidays in Monterey with our son Scott, his wife, Nicole, and their three little daughters, Allison, Lauren and Megan. I missed cooking our holiday dinner, but Thanksgiving is really more about family than food. We...
  • 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...
  • Natural Perspectives: Birding in Big Bear more fun than a barrel of monkeyflowers

    Natural Perspectives: Birding in Big Bear more fun than a barrel of monkeyflowers
    Vic led a birding trip to Big Bear Lake recently for his senior citizen class in bird watching. I was more than happy to go with him because I love the San Bernardino Mountains. We drove up State Route 38 on a beautiful Friday morning, meeting the...
  • Shadia: A mainstream look at the Nation of Islam

    The Nation of Islam teaches a different kind of Islam from the one I know. So I wanted to take part of Black History Month to explore the organization, which is closely associated with the Civil Rights Movement but never far from controversy. Though I...
  • State tests show students' skills in English-language arts category

    Huntington Beach Union High School District students' exit exams show they are more skilled than their counterparts throughout the county and the state on average, and that 75% of those tested received a proficient or above score in the English-language...
  • School district employee's lawsuit seeks $1.5 million

    An Ocean View School District employee has filed a lawsuit against the superintendent and board of trustees claiming they pressured her to resign and harassed her because of her age and sexual orientation. Holly Marvin, 49, a communications supervisor...
  • Former police dispatcher claims harassment [Corrected]

    A former Fountain Valley police dispatcher has filed an Orange County Superior Court lawsuit against the city alleging sexual harassment by a now-retired sergeant. The employee alleges that the sergeant touched her inappropriately, showed up at her...
  • Showing 'the face of Islam'

     Showing 'the face of Islam'
    Before the Huntington Beach City Council meets every other week, someone walks up to the podium to lead a prayer after the flag salute. Prayers in public meetings often end with a phrase like "in Jesus' name," which reflects the country's dominant...
  • Groups talk church's demolition, salvation

    Groups talk church's demolition, salvation
    The old church building looks forlorn at Warner Avenue and Nichols Street, its windows boarded up and the sign that juts over the sidewalk mostly smashed. From a distance, the structure doesn't give many indications of the role it once played in Orange...
  • Natural Perspectives: Losing forests to pests in the East

    Natural Perspectives: Losing forests to pests in the East
    Wherever Vic and I travel, we study the area, searching for environmental stories. Our recent trip to Tennessee yielded a number of interesting tales about eastern forests. First, we learned that the magnificent forest that we saw in Great Smoky...
  • Natural Perspectives: Much ado about pumpkins

    Pumpkin season is here. Despite threats of a pumpkin shortage due to flooding in the Midwest, the local grocery stores stock a bounty of pumpkins. Many people use them for entryway decorations for Halloween, either whole or with faces carved into them....