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  • Commentary: Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary changes

    “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults." — Alexis de Tocqueville
  • City Lights: Traveling toward a goal: the All Fifty

    City Lights: Traveling toward a goal: the All Fifty
    A couple of years ago on my birthday, I woke to my wife sitting next to me in bed holding a tiny wrapped box. It turned out to be a container of colored push pins, and when I responded with a combination of thanks and bewilderment, she laughed and...

    William H. Tosh

    William H. Tosh
    William H. Tosh joined Sousa’s Band December 27th, 2012 in Costa Mesa, CA.  He was born May 13, 1924 in Kansas City, KS.  “Bill” was a 22 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, enlisting upon graduation from Washington High...

    Apodaca: The writing isn't on the wall

    My older son and I have a Christmas tradition that I love. We give each other books. He puts a lot of thought into his choices, usually opting for nonfiction because of our shared love of history. Thanks to him, I've read biographies of presidents and...

    Civil War to come alive

    Civil War to come alive
    Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis never had the chance to meet each other as leaders during a divided America, but they're going to this weekend. The town? Costa Mesa. The place? Fairview Park. The occasion? "The town hall meeting that never...