| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:30 PM
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-...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:18 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Janet E. Blomquist passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on January 23, 2013, a day before what would have been her 67th wedding anniversary. She has gone to be with the Lord and her husband. We like to think she needed a day to get ready to see Dad...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Ethel Holton Doyle, longtime resident of Costa Mesa and Irvine, died peacefully at her home of natural causes on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at age 91. Mrs. Doyle was born February 1, 1921 in Bridgeton, North Carolina. She attended Louisburg College and...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Joseph Pierce Gannon, Jr.
Joseph was known to most people as “JP” or “Pierce”. He was born in Visalia on August 20, 1919 and passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2013 while in the California Veterans Home in...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:52 PM
On their first date, they went to the pictures.
"I couldn't put my arm around her," Robert Lynch said with a laugh.
He and his date, Rosalie, turned around and saw her five brothers lined up behind them, arms crossed.
This was back in Massachusetts,...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Jeanne Parquette Wertman of Dallas, Texas formerly of Irvine, California passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas on February 5, 2013 at the age of 94. Jeanne was preceded in death by the love of her life husband of 63 years, Howard “Buck”...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 6:48 PM
A major dredging project in Newport Harbor wrapped up this week, leaving the lower bay cleaner and more navigable than it's been in decades, officials said.
Now, the harbor is 10 to 16 feet deep in most spots.
"First of all, I think it means we've...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Re. "BB gun sparks shooting scare at Estancia" Feb. 16:
I happened to be at Estancia High School during the recent BB gun incident. While our kids were never in real danger, the recent school shootings made this a sobering experience. As I huddled in a...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:47 PM
DONALD E. ELDER, FORMER NEWPORT BEACH VICE-MAYOR, DIES
Donald Eugene Elder, 86, passed away on January 27, 2013 at his home in Balboa. Don was born May 27, 1926 in Los Angeles to Eugene ‘Gene’ and Helen (Morse) Elder.
Don was a lifelong...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:04 PM
The Costa Mesa Sanitary District board of directors appointed Arlene Schafer on Friday morning to fill a vacancy created after a recent resignation.
She will serve out the remainder of former Director Jim Fitzpatrick's term, which runs until December...