| 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 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...
| 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...