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Unrest, Conflicts and War

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  • Carnett: Remembering the venerable Stars and Stripes

    I don't suppose one can expect Stars and Stripes forever. I refer not to Old Glory, America's cherished red, white and blue national symbol, but Stars and Stripes, the ubiquitous and venerated daily newspaper published for eons by the U.S. military....
  • The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers

    The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers
    1.) Tom Gazsi: Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, despite the tension between his officers and a majority of the City Council members. 2.) Keith Curry: The...
  • Restored 'cannon' returns to its post

    Restored 'cannon' returns to its post
    About a year and a half and some 510 man hours later, there's a cannon again on West 18th Street. Well, it's not technically a cannon, but folks in Costa Mesa have been known to call it that. It's actually a M1902 U.S. Army field gun, built in 1911. Now...
  • Lawyers group objects to flag display

    Lawyers group objects to flag display
    A group of Orange County attorneys is calling for the removal of Mississippi’s state flag from a display at Santa Ana’s Civic Center, saying its Confederate design symbolizes racism and hatred. The Mississippi flag is the last to feature the...
  • Carnett: As the worst lay dying, what are they thinking?

    This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the "war to end all wars," World War I. Alas, mankind's record since 1914 hasn't been stellar. Did Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb, have any idea that his assassination of Austrian Archduke...
  • Check It Out: A salute to Armenian heritage

    California is home to one of the largest Armenian populations in the world, from the fertile farmlands of the Central Valley to Southern California. The Armenian Genocide and subsequent diaspora affect the community's sense of identity and perseverance to...
  • The Latest: Brit goes 'Digging'; 'Dead' lacks life

    The Latest: Brit goes 'Digging'; 'Dead' lacks life
    Digging Too Deep Jill Amadio Mainly Murder Press; 207 pages Jill Amadio's "Digging Too Deep" is the sort of book that will have you casting the movie version in your head as you read. Put the right director at the helm and these characters could...
  • Carnett: Member of the in-between generation says: What birthday?

    It's my birthday this week, and I intend to ignore it. I have the right! I'll close my eyes, plug my ears and sing "la la la la la!"  Whoosh!  See. My birthday's gone. Call it denial.  Call it anything you like.  But this birthday isn't going to...
  • Hats off to the USS Orange County

    Hats off to the USS Orange County
    The doughy LSTs, or landing ship tanks in military parlance, were the U.S. Navy's amphibious landing workhorses of World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. Flat-bottomed and keel-less, the 328-foot LSTs, their guns blazing, crawled onto...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Catching up on World War I history

    I just finished Frederic Morton's "Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914." The detail surrounding the many people involved in that slice of history building up to World War I is amazing. I knew that the death of Crown Prince Archduke Franz Ferdinand...
  • A Word, Please: Just get over the AP style change

    It was the tweet that launched a thousand copy editor groans: The Associated Press Stylebook's longtime snubbing of "over" is over. "New to the stylebook: Over, as well as more than, is acceptable to indicate greater numerical value," the AP style...
  • City Lights: Trying to understand genocide

    City Lights: Trying to understand genocide
    If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...