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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...
  • 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...
  • Veterans make a pitch for a memorial garden

    A group of veterans and local activists urged the Orange County Fair Board on Thursday to build a memorial garden at the fairgrounds that would honor veterans and the property's military heritage. The garden would be an appropriate addition to the...
  • Applications to carry concealed weapons pile up

    A backlog of applications for concealed weapons permits in Orange County has grown to almost 3,000, officials said Thursday, as the Orange County Sheriff's Department scrambles to speed up the process. The department is working out the logistics of a...
  • History delivered firsthand

    History delivered firsthand
    Sophomores at Corona del Mar High School tossed aside their textbooks Thursday and welcomed a new way of learning about history: through the eyes of a veteran. More than 80 military men and women, some dressed in full uniform adorned with medals and...
  • Editorial: You should have 'good cause' to carry a gun

    As you've likely read, the Orange County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to hire 15 retired sheriff's deputies to process an increase in applications for concealed-weapons permits. They did this in response to a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Julie Squier Jones

    Julie Squier Jones
    Julie Squier Jones, 83, passed away peacefully at her home on March 10, 2014 surrounded by her loving family following a 15 year tough battle with cancer, which never compromised or slowed down in any way her energy and wonderful spirit of a total...
  • William Lyon Homes lays the foundation for future growth

    William Lyon Homes lays the foundation for future growth
    Newport Beach home builder William Lyon Homes has a history almost as interesting as its founder and namesake. William Lyon flew combat missions in the Korean War, commanded the Air Force Reserve and was chief executive and chairman of AirCal in the...
  • 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...
  • Retired deputies to help O.C. process concealed weapon applications

    Orange County supervisors cleared the way Tuesday to hire 15 retired sheriff’s deputies to speed up the processing of more than 1,000 concealed weapon applications that have poured in since a federal appellate court ruling relaxed gun restrictions....
  • 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....