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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-...

    Community & Clubs: Ten more faces for the Hall of Fame

    Ten outstanding volunteers from Costa Mesa and Newport Beach were honored last Friday at the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame luncheon. American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 Commander Jess Lawson was nominated by 3rd Vice Commander Ken...

    Carnett: Weather is nothing to trifle with

    It was June of 1965, the beginning of monsoon season on the Korean peninsula. I remember sitting on my bunk early one afternoon in my U.S. Army barracks in Seoul, forlornly peering out the window. We'd just completed our weekly Saturday morning...

    It's A Gray Area: U.S. should not intervene overseas

    One of the first things done when our country was founded in 1787 was establish the United States Department of War. This agency lasted until 1947, when it was re-organized and re-named the U.S. Department of Defense. But given our history since that...