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  • Janet Kittredge ShawJuly 11, 1920 - June 15, 2014

    Janet Kittredge Shaw<br/>July 11, 1920 - June 15, 2014
        Janet Shaw passed away peacefully on June 15 at home in Newport Beach surrounded by her family. Originally from Royal Oak, Michigan, she attended Albion College, became a Delta Zeta, and graduated with a degree in sociology six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943, and was stationed at Miramar in San Diego.  Assigned to the Aviation Division, she taught pilots radio navigation using a link trainer.  Jan was always very proud of her service as a sergeant in the Marine Corps and of her status as a World War II Veteran.
  • Reel Critics: 'Expendables 3' is more expendable as it shows its age

    "Expendables 3" is the latest installment in this geriatric franchise that will not die. The producers round up old geezer action heroes who still have sufficiently bulging biceps to play their roles. They include a snarling Sylvester Stallone, low-...

    Host families for Marines sought

    Costa Mesa is looking for families to share Christmas Day with two Marines and their families. The Marines, from the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, which the city has adopted, will participate in the host family's traditions, which could include opening...

    Toy drive aimed at children of Marines

    Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is hosting a toy drive this month to collect gifts for children of Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton. Until Dec. 15, unwrapped gifts for infants or kids up to 12 years old can be dropped off at toy-drive containers at...

    Community & Clubs: Bidding farewell to a family hero

    Community &amp; Clubs: Bidding farewell to a family hero
    I have written about my brother LeRoy periodically over the years in my Daily Pilot column. I am sorry to say he passed away at the age of 79 on March 12 from complications of polio, which he contracted in 1952. LeRoy graduated from St. Louis Park...