| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Digging Too Deep
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:34 AM
It was the tweet that launched a thousand copy editor groans: The Associated Press Stylebook's longtime snubbing of "over" is over.
"New to the stylebook: Over, as well as more than, is acceptable to indicate greater numerical value," the AP style...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:46 AM
If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:32 PM
A group of veterans and local activists urged the Orange County Fair Board on Thursday to build a memorial garden at the fairgrounds that would honor veterans and the property's military heritage.
The garden would be an appropriate addition to the...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:36 PM
A backlog of applications for concealed weapons permits in Orange County has grown to almost 3,000, officials said Thursday, as the Orange County Sheriff's Department scrambles to speed up the process.
The department is working out the logistics of a...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Sophomores at Corona del Mar High School tossed aside their textbooks Thursday and welcomed a new way of learning about history: through the eyes of a veteran.
More than 80 military men and women, some dressed in full uniform adorned with medals and...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:49 PM
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...
| 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...