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  • Captain Harold Albert McGrath, Jr.

    Captain Harold Albert McGrath, Jr.
    Captain Harold Albert McGrath, Jr., USN (Ret), 81, of Roanoke, VA, died September 11, 2011, in his home.  Hal was born December 20, 1929, in New York.  He was preceded in death by his father Harold Albert McGrath, Sr.; mother Lucille Sievert and step-...
  • Costa Mesa man pleads guilty to weapons charges

    A Costa Mesa man is facing a federal prison sentence for using a fake Arizona ID to buy guns in that state and then bring them back to California. Christopher Mathwig, 38, pleaded guilty this week in an Arizona federal court to using false statements...
  • Bookmark: A decade of books about 9/11

    The tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, prompted questions about America's place in the world, and a proliferation of books resulted. Here is a recommended reading list for those seeking enriched understanding. • "The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of...
  • Rohrabacher on Iraq: 'That reality should be facing us now'

    Whether they're just saying it for political gain or from bad advice, the current crop of GOP presidential candidates are wrong to criticize plans to pull out of Iraq by the end of the year, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) said this week. First on...
  • Two films, two wars

    Two films dealing with war and politics in the tinderbox of the Middle East are coming to Newport-Mesa for one-night special screenings. The city of Costa Mesa on Friday night will host a screening of "Patrol Base Jaker" at the Triangle Square Cinemas....
  • Phony Paul Frank pajamas seized at port

    Phony Paul Frank pajamas seized at port
    Nearly 15,000 pairs of phony Paul Frank pajamas worth nearly $100,000 were found and confiscated at the Los Angeles-Long Beach Port, federal authorities announced Tuesday. The seizure of the pajamas imprinted with cuddly characters such as Blue Julius,...
  • It's A Gray Area: Let the U.N. take over world's issues

    The largest threat to our nation's safety and security is a weak economy. Looking back throughout history, most of the strongest powers, like the Roman, Ottoman and British empires, were not conquered from the outside. Instead they overextended...
  • 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...
  • For the cause, or for the votes?

    COSTA MESA — The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a resolution recognizing June 19 as "the Day of Remembrance for Overseas Vietnamese Veterans of the Republic of South Vietnam." Officials adopted the resolution after Mayor Allan...
  • Costa Mesa man example in ACLU case

    COSTA MESA — Using a Costa Mesa man's detention as an example, the American Civil Liberties Union sued the federal government this week on grounds that it doesn't give the mentally disabled a fair chance to dispute deportation orders. Six suspected...