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Unrest, Conflicts and War

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  • 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...
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • Check It Out: The Road to World War 1

    Otto Von Bismarck, the 19th century Prussian statesman, is reputed to have said that the next great European war would probably result from "some damn foolish thing in the Balkans." His off-hand remark was shown to be prescient during the summer of 1914....
  • Newport Harbor announces first Hall of Fame class

    Newport Harbor announces first Hall of Fame class
    Newport Harbor High School has announced its inaugural class of the Newport Harbor High School Hall of Fame. The first class features 10 alumni and five faculty. The alumni are Al Irwin, George James, Greg and Dr. Barbara Smith MacGillivray, Frank...
  • NHHS Hall of Fame bios

    Alumni •Albert Irwin, Class of 1937, was Harbor's first four-year, five-sport letterman, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He taught and coached at Harbor for eight years, and went on to coach football and swimming at Orange Coast...
  • 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-...
  • Building changed with changing needs

    Historical records indicate the Memorial Gardens Building was used during World War II as a barracks and then possibly an infirmary, according to fairgrounds officials. "It housed fellas going through training," said Ed Miller, author of "The SAAAB...
  • It's A Gray Area: It's time to take back America's moral high ground

    President Obama has recently renewed his plans to try to close our military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, and has also promulgated new guidelines for our government's use of drones to assassinate people in places like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen....