| 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 7, 2013
| 12:55 PM
A bright light in our midst has been extinguished.
Ruth Dutro, 84, was laid to rest Saturday at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park & Mortuary in Costa Mesa.
A local resident for more than 70 years, Ruth suffered from a rare blood disorder. She...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:18 PM
Walter Charamza, who served as Newport Beach's first fulltime city attorney in the 1950s, will be remembered at a celebration of his life later this month.
Charamza died Dec. 19 at home in Newport Beach, his wife of 68 years and two dogs by his side. He...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Ronald Reagan understood that Congress is in the business of growing the size of government. Raising taxes to supposedly cut government deficits is the scam that politicians use to increase their ability to borrow more money to spend.
As President Reagan...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Jim Fitzpatrick resigned from the Costa Mesa Sanitary District on Monday, saying he no longer wanted to defend himself in a lawsuit over a perceived conflict of interest.
His colleagues had contended that his prior concurrent service on the Sanitary...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Director Ruben Fleischer served up a campy blood-fest in "Zombieland." Wisecracking shooters eliminated disposable members of the walking dead by the dozen. In "Gangster Squad," disposable gangsters line up to be shot to pieces by a more serious team of...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Costa Mesa Sanitary District has not executed a competitive trash contract bid since World War II. The elected Sanitary District's board oversees about 13 employees and one trash contract.
The board meets Thursday, and one item on the agenda will...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Markel, George Sidney died peacefully, January 18, 2013, with his wife of 68 years, Betty Chambers Markel, at his side. George was born on June 24, 1921 in Prescott, Arizona to Lillian Bridget Day and George Sidney “Sid” Markel. Sid was the...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Eugene Edward Verge
Aug. 23, 1918 – Nov. 27, 2012
Eugene (Gene) Edward Verge, 94, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Newport
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a stroke. He leaves his wife of 17 years,
Shirley (Holdern) Verge; his...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:27 AM
No doubt about it, cooking shows and competitions are popular. Learn more about the stars of these shows by reading a biography of a famous chef. Their success stories have some qualities in common: hard work, high standards, dedication and perseverance....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:11 PM
The scene was quiet in a large lot off Bristol Street, not far from where the 55 Freeway meets the 73. On that weekday afternoon of clear blue skies, there were a handful of workers, no customers and plenty of room for expansion.
The remaining inventory...