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  • Ralph Eugene Whitford

    Ralph Eugene Whitford
    Ralph Whitford Ralph Eugene Whitford passed away peacefully on December 10, 2013 in Newport Beach, CA. He is survived by his three sons, William (Pua), Robert (Leann), Brian (Dom) and grandchildren Alexandra, Broderick, Kekai, Wailana and Kainoa.    ...
  • Fair Board approves veterans exhibit

    Fair Board approves veterans exhibit
    The onset of World War II transformed Costa Mesa's quiet farmland into a military zone preparing for battle. This, it was noted during Thursday's Fair Board meeting, forever changed the area and paved the way for the population growth to come. And...
  • Carnett: Remembering the venerable Stars and Stripes

    I don't suppose one can expect Stars and Stripes forever. I refer not to Old Glory, America's cherished red, white and blue national symbol, but Stars and Stripes, the ubiquitous and venerated daily newspaper published for eons by the U.S. military....
  • The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers

    The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers
    1.) Tom Gazsi: Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, despite the tension between his officers and a majority of the City Council members. 2.) Keith Curry: The...
  • Restored 'cannon' returns to its post

    Restored 'cannon' returns to its post
    About a year and a half and some 510 man hours later, there's a cannon again on West 18th Street. Well, it's not technically a cannon, but folks in Costa Mesa have been known to call it that. It's actually a M1902 U.S. Army field gun, built in 1911. Now...
  • Carnett: Army cooked up great Thanksgivings

    I have an Irish friend who considers Thanksgiving to be the best of America's holidays. "No other country gives thanks like the U.S. does," she told me. "It's uplifting." I agree. Two of my most memorable Thanksgivings, however, were spent outside...
  • It's A Gray Area: Consider the wisdom of Teddy Roosevelt

    Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements. For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...
  • Thousands salute veterans

    Thousands salute veterans
    They came in droves Monday to the Orange County Fairgrounds, many proudly wearing white stickers that read, "I'm a veteran." The free Veterans Day event, part of a union-led effort called Veterans + Labor: Partners in Service, brought together...
  • Mariners school honors veterans

    Mariners school honors veterans
    It's been 68 years since Eddie Felix worked in the boiler room of the USS Cowpens during World War II, but he recalls events as if they happened yesterday. The keynote speaker Monday at Mariners Christian School's 11th annual Veterans Day...
  • From the Boathouse: Honoring heroes by the harbor

    Ahoy! "The war to end all wars" ended Nov. 11, 1918, when Germany signed the armistice agreement and surrendered to the Allies on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The war didn't offically end until June 28, 1919, when the Treaty of...
  • For 40 years, he's raised a flag on Flower Street

    For 40 years, he's raised a flag on Flower Street
    World War II veteran Thomas G. Riker has a morning routine, a short ceremony of patriotic clockwork. He walks the front yard of his Flower Street home in Eastside Costa Mesa and hoists the American flag. Then the 95-year-old salutes and quietly...
  • Commentary: Writing prompts reflection on 'heroes'

    After 10 months of writing and researching five hours a day, spilling umpteen thousand words and creating 66 chapters, I'm pages away from completing my book. I'm hoping to finish today. However, I must complete this column, teach at the Leadership...