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  • Seniors, veterans treated to a show

    CORONA DEL MAR —The Harbor Singers honored the Armed Forces on Friday with music and choreographed moves at the monthly Friends of OASIS meeting. The Orange County women's singing group performed showtunes and patriotic numbers with dance moves...
  • Mesa Musings: Honor veterans Friday with a paper poppy

    I remember Armistice Day. I remember on countless occasions as a youngster seeing little old men in front of business establishments selling artificial red paper poppies. They even came to our door. My mother, who frequently bought those poppies, told...
  • Local organizations celebrate veterans' service

    As the country joins together to honor the nation's military veterans on Friday, here's what local groups are doing this week. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: The Costa Mesa Police Department's veterans appreciation breakfast is not open to the...
  • Get more from Memorial Day

    Get more from Memorial Day
    There will be several Memorial Day observance ceremonies in the area, including one at 11 a.m. Monday at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park & Mortuary, 1625 Gisler Ave., Costa Mesa. Organizers will offer complimentary hot dogs and drinks to attendees....
  • Community Commentary: I lost my dad to war, but still have 'my vets'

    Community Commentary: I lost my dad to war, but still have 'my vets'
    Before the sun rises Friday, a group of volunteers will be preparing to serve breakfast to a special group of military veterans in Costa Mesa. This breakfast would not be possible without support from the police chief, friends who volunteer and the...
  • Flocking to 50 years

    St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding on Sunday and more than 1,500 people are expected to attend a special Mass in the school yard behind the church in Costa Mesa. The Most Rev. Tod D. Brown, Bishop...
  • Mailbag: Club grateful for Field of Honor support

    The Field of Honor, with the planting of 1,776 American flags and commemorating Armed Forces Day, was not only a successful fundraising event, but a massive show of support honoring our men and women currently serving — or who have served —...
  • War vet was very involved

    Edward Louis Armstrong, a World War II and Korean War veteran and longtime Laguna Beach resident, died May 10. He was 86. The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Committee in 2002 recognized Capt. Armstrong's service to his country as a submariner when he...
  • Head is found, name cleared

    Days after finding Samuel Herr's left arm and right hand, Costa Mesa detectives returned to a Long Beach park Saturday and found the Army veteran's severed head. The gruesome discoveries were part of a dramatic turn in local police's investigation...
  • Holiday is a solemn one

    Americans on Monday will honor their war dead. An annual springtime ritual will play out in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Corona del Mar, as well as in towns, hamlets and cities nationwide. Veterans, civic leaders and politicians will gather at local...
  • Salute to the heroes

    Salute to the heroes
    It's not about barbecues and golfing and days off from work: Memorial Day is for the fallen soldiers and those who died at the expense of America's freedom. That was the message delivered Monday by U.S. Marine Sgt. Major Michael Templeton, who lost...
  • Mesa Musings: A POW's story

    Mal Phillips dropped into Normandy in the pre-dawn hours of June 6, 1944 — D-Day. He was a member of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, attached to the 82nd Airborne Division. He later was awarded a Bronze Star. Phillips served for 36 years...