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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. 
  • 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...

    Mystery trail focuses eco attention on Fairview Park

    Mystery trail focuses eco attention on Fairview Park
    Walkers young and old stroll along a recently enhanced trail in Fairview Park, marking the cleared pathway with their footprints, which get criss-crossed by the occasional bike tires rolling through. The nearly 400-foot-long path stretches east to west,...

    Study verifies ecological damage at park

    Study verifies ecological damage at park
    An ecologically sensitive vernal pool at Fairview Park was "modified" by some decomposed granite placed over a portion of it, according to a city-commissioned environmental study. LSA Associates' six-page report, dated Tuesday, gave recommendations...

    It's A Gray Area: Federal pensions no longer make any sense

    There is a lot of misinformation and mystery about the compensation Congress receives. So I did some research at and called the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives at (202) 225-7000. Senators and representatives...