| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:28 PM
I'm no sailor.
As a matter of fact, I've been known to lose a meal over a vessel's heaving (no pun intended!) deck. It's a practice guaranteed to win few friends.
But I do love a good maritime narrative that depicts human courage and conflict and...
| Apr 13, 2013
Since my last column about health care appeared in this space, the system has continued to gallop toward disaster.
Today, under the federal government's "leadership," we often pay several times more in the United States for the same prescription drugs...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Herman I. Kimmel
Herman I. Kimmel passed away on April 5, 2013. He was born in 1923 and attended local schools in Eagle Rock and Pasadena. He leaves a wife of 34 years, Sharon Baker Kimmel, formerly of Choteau, Montana, and a nephew, David Kimmel of...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Randy Hamilton, the director of the high school football documentary "Touchdown Newport," hopes the movie becomes popular nationwide after its premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
That desire may sound lofty, but Hamilton has seen the...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:26 AM
The stereotype for athletes from a private school might sometimes be that they're privileged, or even pampered.
The Mater Dei High School boys' water polo team shatters that stereotype in the short film "What It Takes."
The movie, which runs 14...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:29 AM
The premiere of "Touchdown Newport," along with the short film "What It Takes," sold out at Lido Theatre Tuesday night as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival.
The majority of the audience appeared to enjoy both movies, as each provided emotional and...
| May 10, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Rollo W. McClellan Jr., December 21, 1919- May 4, 2013
Resident of Newport Beach, California.
Rollo McClellan passed away Saturday, May 4 2013 at the age of 93 in Walnut Creek California. He had recently moved to the Bay Area to be near his children Mike...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:08 PM
It seems inconceivable that he's been gone four decades.
Polished and imperturbable, Joe Kroll was an Orange Coast College icon for 22 years. He exuded more charisma than any other OCC leader — ever. Students loved Kroll and labeled him "Joe Cool....
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:21 AM
In 2011, director Brad Furman took an interesting look at attorneys working the bottom of the legal barrel in "The Lincoln Lawyer." He alternated between serious and amusing scenes that kept the story rolling. But by the end of the movie, the plot...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Vera Belle Lunsway, age 86, of Corona del Mar, passed away Saturday June 29, 2013 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach California. She was born October 7, 1926 to James Herbert McCorkle and Iva Lou (Mallory) McCorkle in Gem, Kansas. She had one older...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:37 AM
John A. Scott
Rear Admiral John A. Scott, U.S. Navy (ret.) passed away on Wednesday, July 10 in Irvine, California. A native of Northern Ireland, Rear Admiral Scott was born on February 7, 1920 the son of William and Lily Scott. He graduated from San...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:36 PM
The doughy LSTs, or landing ship tanks in military parlance, were the U.S. Navy's amphibious landing workhorses of World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War.
Flat-bottomed and keel-less, the 328-foot LSTs, their guns blazing, crawled onto...