| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:19 PM
A little more than a year ago, Bob Palazzola was worried that a piece of Costa Mesa history was doomed to meet the business end of a bulldozer.
But on Tuesday morning, the Costa Mesa Historical Society president watched as his once cautiously optimistic...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Wallace Avenue: Burglary was reported in the 1900 block at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday.
17th Street: A stolen vehicle was reported in the 200 block at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Newport Boulevard: Theft was reported in the 1500 bock at 3:40 p.m....
| Apr 3, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Raymond Beach Smith, 67, died recently due to complications from a stroke. Ray was born August 23, 1945, the child of Genevieve Wood and William (Bill) Smith.
He was proud to continue the family tradition of being a pilot and waterman. His grandfather,...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Some 70 years ago, it was an air base without airplanes or even a runway.
Rather, the Santa Ana Army Air Base, or SAAAB, served as a nearly 1,300-acre basic training camp where thousands upon thousands of young Americans prepared for war.
| Apr 13, 2013
| 5:47 PM
The men and women of the Costa Mesa Police Department are sticking to their guns.
At least, that's what they want to do.
Up for approval during Tuesday night's City Council session is a resolution that would allow, at the police chief's discretion,...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis never had the chance to meet each other as leaders during a divided America, but they're going to this weekend.
The town? Costa Mesa. The place? Fairview Park.
The occasion? "The town hall meeting that never...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Robert Joseph Hayes
October 30th 1918 – April 3rd 2013
Robert was born to Dr. and Mrs. James Cresap Hayes in Portland, Oregon. Bob, as he was called by family and friends, was the fifth of eight Hayes children. Bob's father James was a strong and...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Only once in the Bible does God command us to remember one of our enemies. His name was Amalek. In Deuteronomy 25:17-19 (KJV), we read:
"Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt; How he met thee by the way,...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:19 PM
What do a journalist, musician, truck driver, soldier, politician and model have in common?
Fortitude in the face of chaos and the desire to uplift their homeland — Pakistan.
While headlines, predominantly in the United States, screamed blue...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:04 PM
My request that readers share their opinions about whether or not we should forgive the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect generated a flood of articulate and deeply moving responses. Here are just two examples, followed by my response:
| May 9, 2013
| 8:03 PM
He's up for the concert on Saturday, he thinks. Kid Ramos has felt up and down for the last year and a half, but his energy has surged back of late — as has his hair. The latter will soon fall out again as he enters chemo. Hopefully, his passion for...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:59 PM
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...