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  • Mesa Musings: Last 40 years are the best

    Thursday is Veterans Day. I celebrated it early by watching one of my all-time favorite films the other night. William Wyler's 1946 classic, "The Best Years of Our Lives," which won seven Academy Awards, features an all-star cast, including Myrna Loy,...
  • The Bell Curve: Calmer moments in World War II

    I was surfing through cable TV stations Wednesday, looking for a path to write about Veterans Day. I stumbled on "Hoosiers," a film based on the true story of five boys from the tiny Indiana farming community of Milan, who worked, played and bonded...
  • O.C. Bargainista: How to prepare for warehouse sales

    This is the time of year when all varieties of manufacturers begin opening their doors for public warehouse and sample sales, so get that gift list ready and start making your shopping plans. First, a few tips We'll focus on sales in Orange County in...
  • A run for their sacrifices

    A run for their sacrifices
    COSTA MESA — The city's young and old, and generations in between, took time Thursday to honor the men and women who have served in the American armed forces. On one side of town, the Orange Coast College Student Veterans Group staged its first...
  • No mistakes made in this memorial

    No mistakes made in this memorial
    IRVINE — Official Department of Defense casualty records contain errors regarding about 3% of American servicemen and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Orange County veterans advocates. Whether it's a misspelled name, an incorrect...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Harbor View celebrates Veterans Day

    Harbor View Elementary School students honored veterans Tuesday in an assembly that included songs, stories and tributes to men and women who have served and are serving the United States of America. "We want you to understand," said Stan Jones, who...
  • Air Forces captain, missing since WWII, to be buried at sea off Newport Beach

    The remains of an Army Air Forces captain who went missing in action during World War II have been returned to his family and will receive a burial with full military honors off the coast of Newport Beach, the Department of Defense said. George W....
  • College Roundup: UCI men's hoops wins

    MEN'S BASKETBALL UC Irvine 75, Navy 60 IRVINE — Senior guard Darren Moore had 19 points and 12 rebounds and senior guard Patrick Rembert had 18 points for the Anteaters in the opening game of the 2K Sports Classic subregional tournament Friday...
  • Communities & Clubs: New addition of a turkey, eagle

    "Turkey," as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, is "a large North American bird that has brownish plumage and a bare, wattled head and neck and is widely domesticated for food." The slang definition for "turkey" is, "A...
  • 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...