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  • ARTHUR EMIL SVENDSEN

    ARTHUR EMIL SVENDSEN
    ARTHUR EMIL SVENDSEN December 12, 1923-September 29, 2011 Arthur Svendsen was born December 12, 1923 in Portland, Oregon to Emil and Kirsten Svendsen.  He attended the University of Oregon where he studied business and history and joined Beta Theta Pi...
  • Duane M. Steputis

    Duane M. Steputis
    Duane M. Steputis, 81, of Palm Desert, CA passed peacefully on September 28, 2011 with his wife and daughter by his side. Duane was born May 8, 1930 in Cairo, Nebraska and was raised in Ft. Collins, CO.  Duane served in the Navy from 1948 to 1954.  He...
  • Bookmark: The unforgettable tale of 'Rin Tin Tin'

    Born on a battlefield in France during World War I and rescued by a U.S. soldier named Lee Duncan, a terrified German shepherd puppy would become the most famous dog in the world. Named Rin Tin Tin, after a popular French doll of the time, the dog...
  • Apodaca: UCI launches first ROTC program in wake of 'don't ask, don't tell' reversal

    Lost amid the recent media frenzy over the so-called Irvine 11 was some good news coming out of UC Irvine. The repeal of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, which took effect Sept. 20, has resulted in the establishment of the first ROTC...
  • Mesa Musings: Stepping into Anne Frank's hideout

    Three weeks ago Hedy and I took a train into Amsterdam's main station, then walked 20 minutes to Prinsengracht 263, a nondescript address next to a canal in the Dutch capital. Entering the building, we slipped behind a bookcase and into a secret world....
  • My Pet World: Hero dogs and their legacy honored in Hollywood

    HOLLYWOOD — The American Humane Assn. celebrated ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things at the Hero Dog Awards, presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine on Oct. 3 at the Hollywood Hilton. The gala event was taped for TV broadcast Nov. 11 on the...
  • City Life: I got some facts wrong last week

    The inability to say, "I'm sorry," is pervasive. Instead people say or write, "I regret," "It was an error in judgment," or nothing at all. I smile when a mistake maker offers a "mea culpa," Latin for "my mistake," or "my fault," because this weak...
  • Activists crow, er bark, about ban on pet sales

    IRVINE — Jim Gardner had a good reason for wearing a head-to-toe dog suit to City Hall on Tuesday night. His furry alter ego, "Big Dog," and other animal activists turned out en masse to the public hearing of an animal welfare ordinance that bans...
  • Rockin' Detroit Bar celebrates 10 years

    Rockin' Detroit Bar celebrates 10 years
    Club Mesa, a popular Costa Mesa destination for punk shows in the 1980s and '90s, is long gone. A decade ago The Memphis Group transformed the old club at 843 W. 19th St. into Detroit Bar. It hasn't stopped rocking Orange County. On Saturday, Detroit...
  • Classically Trained: A symphonic odyssey into space

    I first tried watching "2001: A Space Odyssey" when I was around 10 because I heard it somehow related to "Star Wars." My adolescent reasoning was simple: "Star Wars" is great, so any related films must be great, too. Right? So in the pre-Netflix and...
  • Ava steps up for Sage

    Ava steps up for Sage
    Sage Hill School tennis assistant coach Dave Siegmund sent me an email Monday. The subject line caught my attention. "Championships are won by players like Ava Soleimany," it read. After I heard about what Soleimany did Saturday at the Division III...
  • Community Commentary: On a path to more joblessness

    It would seem a little embarrassing to have to inform the "Occupy Wall Street" movement that the corporate icon they are protesting — The New York Stock Exchange — was already sold to the Germans. But the real motive behind the protests are a...