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  • Raymond Beach Smith 1945 - 2013

    Raymond Beach Smith 1945 - 2013
    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,...
  • Hosting a heroes reunion

    Hosting a heroes reunion
    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. Starting...
  • Retiring police could buy their service weapons

    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,...
  • Civil War to come alive

    Civil War to come alive
    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...
  • Robert Joseph Hayes

    Robert Joseph Hayes
    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...
  • The God Squad: We've seen enemy in Boston before

    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,...
  • Beneath the War on Terror

    Beneath the War on Terror
    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...
  • The God Squad: Forgive mass murderers? Two responses

    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: Why we...
  • Time to help out the Kid

    Time to help out the Kid
    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...
  • TSA discovers explosive in luggage at JWA

    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....
  • Carnett: Seeing the future on the screen

    I'm not normally a prescient sort of fellow. ESP isn't hardwired into my DNA. But, the other night I felt eerily and unmistakably clairvoyant. I knew what was going to happen before it happened in the lives of others. No, I didn't see dead people....
  • Authorities detonate grenade in Fairview Park

    Orange County sheriffs safely detonated a possibly inert hand grenade found in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park, authorities said Wednesday. About 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, an elderly man notified officials at the Placentia Avenue fire station near Estancia High...