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  • Arthur Farrand ThompsonMay 4, 1927 - May 25, 2014

    Arthur Farrand Thompson<br/>May 4, 1927 - May 25, 2014
    Arthur Farrand Thompson passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 25, 2014 in Costa Mesa, California at the age of 87.  He was born in San Pedro, California to Dr. Leonard R. and Ruth Miller Thompson.  Following in his father’s footsteps, he attended Stanford University to obtain his medical degree and opened a private Obstetrics and Gynecology practice in Newport Beach, CA. In 1971, he earned a Masters in Public Health from UCLA and later returned to Stanford for training in Anesthesiology. He worked as an anesthesiologist in Helena and Kalispell, Montana until his retirement in 1992 to a home on Flathead Lake in Lakeside, Montana. 
  • Mensinger honored for public service

    Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger was recently recognized for public service by a conservative Newport Beach-based political organization. The Family Action Political Action Committee gave the Mesa Verde resident one of its Red Tie awards...

    Editorial: David Stiller set a good example

    Community service isn't what it used to be. You sign up for a city committee these days and you're met with brickbats and backhands, critiques and criticism, not to mention marathon meetings. Sometimes you deserve the criticism, sometimes you don't....

    Groups get federal grant money

    As part of a federal grant program, the Costa Mesa City Council recently doled out $137,500 to area public service agencies. The funding was part of a $1.06-million Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG — a program of the U.S. Department of...

    Respected city administrator puts it in park

    Respected city administrator puts it in park
    He'll never look at traffic lights the same way as everybody else. After more than 22 years at Costa Mesa City Hall, many of them in the transportation department, Peter Naghavi is on the path to retirement starting next week. But it won't quite be...