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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thursday's Calendar [Corrected]

    -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: The paintings by Brett Rubbico titled "360° of BLACK" will be on display through Dec. 31. -------------------- THURSDAY 'How to Live Longer and Healthier' Temple Bat Yahm sponsors a lecture by research scientist...
  • Community Commentary: Remember those who selflessly served

    Military victories throughout our history have shaped the world in which we live and are the keystone of every American freedom. Largely due to our military might, the citizens of the United States have been given the opportunity to create the greatest...
  • Navy trailing yacht hijacked by pirates

    The U.S. military was said to be "evaluating the options" regarding a possible rescue of a former Newport Beach couple and two other Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates. A military source told CNN that a U.S. Navy warship and helicopters were...
  • WWII vet flew behind enemy lines on D-Day

    WWII vet flew behind enemy lines on D-Day
    CORONA DEL MAR — Corona del Mar High School students on Wednesday were led in the Pledge of Allegiance by an 88-year-old World War II veteran whose mission was to crash-land glider planes filled with thousands of pounds of ammunition, infantry,...
  • 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,...
  • Thursday's Calendar

    Thursday's Calendar
    TODAY The Street & Babe Shadow Indie rock band The Street & Babe Shadow, featuring Luke Paquin of the Hot Hot Heat, performs at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show starts at 10 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information,...
  • 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...