| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:36 PM
The doughy LSTs, or landing ship tanks in military parlance, were the U.S. Navy's amphibious landing workhorses of World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War.
Flat-bottomed and keel-less, the 328-foot LSTs, their guns blazing, crawled onto...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:37 PM
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...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 3:05 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:27 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:17 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:06 AM
My brother Dan and I always loved the Fourth of July bike parade at Mariners Park.
After we won a prize ribbon one year, it became our annual goal to have the most over-the-top bike-powered float. The pinnacle of our success came the year we presented...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Eighteen months ago my wife bought me a Kindle e-reader for my birthday.
I recently finished my 100th book on it.
To be honest, when I received the Kindle I wasn't certain I'd get through the opening passages of my first book. I'm now hooked, and...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:26 PM
One of the first things done when our country was founded in 1787 was establish the United States Department of War. This agency lasted until 1947, when it was re-organized and re-named the U.S. Department of Defense. But given our history since that...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:17 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Danielle Willson definitely was able to smile a little bit more Friday afternoon at The Tennis Club Newport Beach, and it was easy to understand why.
On Thursday, Willson fell in a tough girls' 14 singles semifinal at The Tennis...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:57 PM
A passenger whose luggage contained an illegal explosive and artillery fuses caused evacuations at parts of John Wayne Airport on Tuesday afternoon, according to law enforcement and airport officials.
The unidentified person was trying to catch a 3:18 p....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Authorities said Wednesday that they have identified the man found with an explosive and artillery fuses in his luggage when he boarded a plane at John Wayne Airport.
Gregory Salyer, 23, from Kentucky, was arrested Tuesday after Transportation...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:04 PM
The 23-year-old Kentucky man who allegedly tried to bring a non-lethal grenade and artillery fuses onto a plane at John Wayne Airport this week could face up to eight years in state prison, according to law enforcement authorities.
Gregory Salyer, a...