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Unrest, Conflicts and War

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  • Carnett: As the worst lay dying, what are they thinking?

    This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the "war to end all wars," World War I. Alas, mankind's record since 1914 hasn't been stellar. Did Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb, have any idea that his assassination of Austrian Archduke...
  • Check It Out: A salute to Armenian heritage

    California is home to one of the largest Armenian populations in the world, from the fertile farmlands of the Central Valley to Southern California. The Armenian Genocide and subsequent diaspora affect the community's sense of identity and perseverance to...
  • The Latest: Brit goes 'Digging'; 'Dead' lacks life

    The Latest: Brit goes 'Digging'; 'Dead' lacks life
    Digging Too Deep Jill Amadio Mainly Murder Press; 207 pages Jill Amadio's "Digging Too Deep" is the sort of book that will have you casting the movie version in your head as you read. Put the right director at the helm and these characters could...
  • Carnett: Member of the in-between generation says: What birthday?

    It's my birthday this week, and I intend to ignore it. I have the right! I'll close my eyes, plug my ears and sing "la la la la la!"  Whoosh!  See. My birthday's gone. Call it denial.  Call it anything you like.  But this birthday isn't going to...
  • 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.    ...
  • Hats off to the USS Orange County

    Hats off to the USS Orange County
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...