| 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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:22 PM
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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:23 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 8:56 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 10:32 AM
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....
| Nov 15, 2011
| 2:26 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 8:09 PM
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...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 10:12 AM
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-...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 3:48 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:49 AM
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.