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Unrest, Conflicts and War

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  • Lobby group wants to entertain

    Lobby group wants to entertain
    Nearly half a century ago, Frank W. Abagnale Jr. became one of the world's most skilled impostors, using charm and false paperwork to weasel his way into prestigious careers. Starting Tuesday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, attendees at the...
  • Flashback to 1968: 'Theatricality Mars Newport Pop Festival'

    Flashback to 1968: 'Theatricality Mars Newport Pop Festival'
    Editor's note: The 1968 Newport Pop Festival didn't go over very well with many Costa Mesa residents — nor with Los Angeles Times critic Digby Diehl, who wrote the following review. Eric Burdon and the Animals will be among the performers this...
  • Fair Board to seek memorial ideas

    The near-capacity crowd at the Orange County Fair Board meeting broke into applause Thursday after the group created a committee to gather input from veterans and their groups on a potential replacement for the Memorial Gardens Building. The former Army...
  • Supervisor speaks up for preserving WWII building

    Supervisor speaks up for preserving WWII building
    People interested in saving the Memorial Gardens Building have a new ally: Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach. The District 2 supervisor, who represents Costa Mesa and lives in the city, said he was interested in the history of the nearly 70-year-...
  • 94-year-old receives French honor

    94-year-old receives French honor
    Some things are still hard for David Lester to talk about, as they would be for anyone who's seen his friends die and rivers turn red with blood. Eventually the 94-year-old Costa Mesa resident did open up, in the form of a 400-page manuscript, "A Combat...
  • Friends of the Libraries: In San Diego, efforts finally bear fruit

    The big news in the public library world this week is the opening of the new San Diego Central Library. The old central library, built in 1954, was small and, according to Sunday's Los Angeles Times, long overdue for replacement. In fact, it sort of...
  • Police Files

    Costa Mesa Princeton Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 400 block between 1:05 p.m. Saturday and 1:05 p.m. Sunday. Cecil Place: Residential burglary was reported in the 200 block between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Bristol Street: Petty theft was...
  • A legacy good as gold

    A legacy good as gold
    One Newport Beach family knows quite well the drive to strike it rich that was common during the California Gold Rush. Sarajane Bartholomae, 67, and her four daughters — Kamme Hodge, 45, Korre Hartling, 43, Krista Hartling, 42, and Tori Hartling,...
  • Fair Board votes to move, preserve Memorial Gardens Building

    Fair Board votes to move, preserve Memorial Gardens Building
    In a victory for veterans and preservationists, a former World War II-era barracks at the Orange County Fairgrounds will not be demolished. The Orange County Fair Board agreed Monday to have fairgrounds staff examine relocating the historic Memorial...
  • Commentary: Patriotism is not only emotional, it's rational

    My brother Dan and I always loved the Fourth of July bike parade at Mariners Park. After we won a prize ribbon one year, it became our annual goal to have the most over-the-top bike-powered float. The pinnacle of our success came the year we presented...
  • Carnett: Loving Kindle and these books

    Eighteen months ago my wife bought me a Kindle e-reader for my birthday. I recently finished my 100th book on it. To be honest, when I received the Kindle I wasn't certain I'd get through the opening passages of my first book. I'm now hooked, and...
  • It's A Gray Area: U.S. should not intervene overseas

    One of the first things done when our country was founded in 1787 was establish the United States Department of War. This agency lasted until 1947, when it was re-organized and re-named the U.S. Department of Defense. But given our history since that...