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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Injured Marine finds ideal fit at Vanguard

    Brandon Liesenfelt heard the pop, then looked behind and saw an explosion about 400 yards away. That happened more than three years ago, when he was patrolling the streets of Fallujah as a corporal in the U.S. Marines. Today, he's logging onto...
  • Sounding Off: Mexican president casts stone in the U.S.

    President Obama recently invited Felipe Calderon, Mexico's president, to address a joint session of our Congress. During this speech he lambasted Arizona's recently enacted anti-illegal immigration law as being racist and unfair. I don't know about you,...
  • The O.C. Bargainista: Some great deals just for your dads

    It's all about the dads this week. But never fear, ladies — there's also a deal just for you. Freebie of the Week: Coco's and Carrows Restaurants are holding a "Ties for Pies" Father's Day Celebration through the end of the month. Those who bring...
  • Omar Oliver Orr: March 7, 1924 - May 20, 2010

    Omar Oliver Orr: March 7, 1924 - May 20, 2010
    Long-time Newport Beach resident Omar O. Orr has passed away after a relatively brief illness. Omar was born March 7, 1924 in Los Angeles to Jesse Theron and Rebekah Parker Orr and grew up in Huntington Park. He was graduated from Huntington Park High...
  • Non-college options need recognition, too

    The Los Angeles Times and The New Yorker could not have known that they would be writing about the same subject within days of each other. The topic, the real value of a college education, has been discussed in this space, usually around the high school...
  • Gimme an l-e-s-s-o-n

    Gimme an l-e-s-s-o-n
    CORONA DEL MAR — It was a sort of passing of the torch – make that a baton – from one generation to the next. The Corona del Mar High School's Sea Kings dominated the gymnasium floor on Thursday as dozens of varsity and junior...