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  • Hats off to the USS Orange County

    Hats off to the USS Orange County
    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...
  • Willard Caswell Courtney

    Willard Caswell Courtney
    Willard Caswell Courtney was born in Watts, CA on August 24, 1915 and moved to Orange County in 1916. where he lived for the next 97 years. His mother was a professional piano player and his father was a man of many occupations, including  railroad...
  • The God Squad: Plenty to be thankful for

    Next week, I hope each of you will pause at your Thanksgiving table, before burying your faces in assorted carbs, to ask your fellow diners to name something or someone they are thankful for this year. In addition to family, friends, America and pie, here...
  • More meaning than a photograph

    COSTA MESA — More than 200 veterans, spanning multiple generations and wars, were honored Friday morning at the annual Mariners Christian School Red, White and Blue Breakfast. "It's about respect and honoring the sacrifices that those who came...
  • John Richard (Dick) Bertone

    John Richard (Dick) Bertone
    John Richard (“Dick”) Bertone, 78, of Newport Beach, CA., peacefully passed into eternal life on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, surrounded by his beloved family.  Dick was born in Glendale, CA. on July 2, 1933, to Dominick B. Bertone and Marie T....
  • Alvin Otis (A.O.) Smith

    Alvin Otis (A.O.) Smith
    Alvin Otis (A.O.) Smith, 85 passed away quietly October 30, 2011. He was born in Gunter, Texas on April 10, 1926.  He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II on the U.S.S Iowa.  A.O. married Gwendolyn Cox, October 27, 1950.   He graduated from North Texas...
  • The Crowd: Vikings descend on Bay Club for charity

    What is summer in Newport without a great beach party? The Noble Viking Charities, a fraternity of local gents, answered that question with style, throwing their annual summer beach bash. A sold-out crowd of more than 200 guests converged upon the...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Manuel Rede

    Manuel Rede Rede, Manuel A.,78  passed away peacefully on June 3rd with family by his side.  He was born in 1932 and graduated from CSUF with a B.A. in Political Science and M.P.A. degree, which he obtained after serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean...
  • Paul Norman Anderson

    Paul Norman Anderson
    Paul Norman Anderson, an unwaveringly devoted family man, painter, poet, early Laguna Beach lifeguard, businessman and 22-year member of the South Coast Water District board died Wednesday at Mission Hospital. He was 84. Anderson was born May 4, 1927, in...
  • Charles Keith Lumpkin

    Lumpkin, Charles Keith (aka Keith Charles) Born in Long Beach, California on March 19, 1925, passed away on July 30, 2011 in Newport Beach, California. Served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. Graduated from Claremont McKenna College. Chairman of...