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  • James Donald Douglas

    James Donald Douglas
    Douglas, James Donald November 29, 1927 – March 5, 2011 Until three days prior to his death, Jim was still physically active and full of his ever present optimism, enthusiasm, and love of life and family.   Jim grew up in the then sparsely populated...
  • Locals weigh in on dangers of pirate-filled seas

    Newport Beach sailors could only imagine the horror. The four Americans allegedly shot dead by pirates off the coast of Oman on Tuesday morning were like any other "yachties" — couples, friends and families who sail the world's oceans in search...
  • 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...
  • Bodysurfers can thank the Army

    Bodysurfers can thank the Army
    NEWPORT BEACH — Here's one gnarly example of a righteous form of federal government intervention: If it weren't for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, we'd never have those gigantic waves at the Wedge. It's a stretch of beach at the southern tip of...
  • Mansoor hires Vietnamese assistant

    COSTA MESA — Mayor Allan Mansoor has been trying to appeal to the Vietnamese American community, a key voting bloc in his bid for the 68th Assembly District. Toward that goal he's enlisted the support of a Little Saigon political insider, Daisy...
  • Talks flow for river project

    NEWPORT BEACH — Veteran conservationists are seeking to revive long-languishing plans for a massive park near the mouth of the Santa Ana River. Earlier this month, they formed a nonprofit organization to create the Orange Coast River Park, a 1,...
  • Community & Clubs: Iraq war veteran to speak at meeting

    On Wednesday, Iraq war veteran David Mayer is going to be at the general meeting of the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291, along with his mother and father. He will speak about the organization he is establishing to build homes for veterans who have...
  • A heartfelt homecoming

    A heartfelt homecoming
    NEWPORT BEACH — Three years ago, Glen Mayer was sitting behind an American Legion booth at a fair in Palo Cedro, near Redding, when Bill Dunn happened upon the unexpected welcome mat. Dunn, the 1st vice commander of American Legion Post No. 291 in...
  • Sounding Off: Love neighbors as ourselves

    Friends, you probably know that Wednesday evening began the celebration of Rosh Hashanah and Thursday marked the end of Ramadan. I spent Wednesday night celebrating Rosh Hashanah with a gathering of rabbis. Together we prayed, sang, ate, laughed and loved...
  • Comments & Curiosities: Trading some dignity for health

    Ever had surgery? I have. Had some last week, in fact. I had a torn rotator cuff, which has now been trimmed, stitched, un-torn, fluffed and folded. Your rotator cuff, as you know, is the part of your shoulder that, well, rotates and looks like a French...
  • Editorial: 9/11 anniversary is no time for hate

    The nationwide resurgence of anti-Muslim sentiment is sad and unfortunate. It threatens to tear at the seams of the fabric of America. On the ninth anniversary of 9/11, we appeal to the people of Newport-Mesa to refrain from joining in to stoke this...
  • City could use E-Verify for immigration status

    *Updated from an earlier version COSTA MESA — In an effort to crack down on illegal immigration, Mayor Allan Mansoor will ask the city to study a plan that would require employers to use E-Verify, a federal database that screens the immigration...