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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Feinstein to compete in Germany

    Feinstein to compete in Germany
    Before Sami Feinstein became a seventh-grader at Costa Mesa Middle School she attended Tarbut V'Torah in Irvine. She learned a lot about her heritage at the Jewish Day School. Now, at 22, she's about to learn more and gain a unique experience as a U.S....
  • Reader Report: A legacy of shame and terror in Leipzig

    LEIPZIG, Germany — From its outward appearance, the stately 102-year-old building in this city's "Mitte," or central district, provides no clues to the roles it played during World War II and the Cold War. But when my wife, Ludie, and I ascended...
  • Veterans gather to remember D-Day

    Veterans gather to remember D-Day
    Seniors who stepped into the Oasis Senior Center event space Friday morning to commemorate the anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Normandy enjoyed a trip back to 1944. Singer Bonnie Bowden belted out selections from the Great American...
  • Around Town: Roosevelt impressionist to perform at temple

    Roosevelt impressionist to perform at temple Historical impressionist Peter Small will portray President Franklin D. Roosevelt during services Friday night at Temple Isaiah of Newport, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. The event, which will begin at 8 p....
  • Jack Ray HammettMarch 22, 1920 - December 13, 2014

    Jack Ray Hammett<br/>March 22, 1920 - December 13, 2014
    Jack Ray Hammett, 94, passed away peacefully in his Costa Mesa home of over 50 years on Saturday 12/13/14, with his family.  He wanted to be remembered as a Patriot, “one who supports and defends his country”.  That was his life’s...
  • Gery Hudson PorterFebruary 14, 1922 - September 17, 2014

    Gery Hudson Porter<br/>February 14, 1922 - September 17, 2014
    Age 92, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in San Diego, California.  Gery is a Pearl Harbor Survivor and WWII Navy Veteran. He is survived by his sweetheart, Sally Nockold “The Love of His Life”; a daughter Patricia Elaine Cantrell-...
  • Commentary: A lesson on important figures from the past

    Usually when reading letters that I don't agree with, I just let them slide and do not give them much thought. However, when one is personally attacked, then a response is in order. Recently, I wrote a piece (Mailbag: "

    Holocaust survivor ushers in new exhibit

    Holocaust survivor ushers in new exhibit
    Jack Pariser and his family spent two years in a cramped hole in the forest floor outside Krakow, Poland. They subsisted on a slice of bread a day. If one person wanted to move, he had to negotiate with everyone else — including Pariser's older...
  • Don O. Croft

    Don O. Croft
    Don O. Croft October 12, 1927 – September 11, 2011 Don was born on October 12, 1927 in Costa Mesa, California to Glenn and Velma Croft.  He was a graduate of Newport Harbor High School, earned an Associate Degree in Petroleum Technology from Orange...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Parks commissioners to study beach fire pits

    Newport Beach officials will study the safety of beach fire rings and whether they should be banned, nearly two years after the issue was tabled because of a storm of public outcry. At Tuesday's City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Gardner asked...
  • Friends Of The Library: The then and now of Costa Mesa's libraries

    A pair of great holiday programs is scheduled at our Costa Mesa libraries in the next two weeks, in addition to the regular children's programming. At the Mesa Verde Library branch, Preschool and Pajama Storytimes are scheduled from 11 to 11:30 a.m....
  • It's a Gray Area: Muslim Americans deserve our understanding

    Recently I attended a fundraising dinner for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel. This stimulating and uplifting event involved more than 1,800 mostly Muslim people celebrating the theme of "Making Democracy...