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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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: "

    94-year-old receives French honor

    94-year-old receives French honor
    Some things are still hard for David Lester to talk about, as they would be for anyone who's seen his friends die and rivers turn red with blood. Eventually the 94-year-old Costa Mesa resident did open up, in the form of a 400-page manuscript, "A Combat...
  • 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...
  • Mesa Musings: The horrors of only 70 years ago

    He was one of the most merciless human beings ever to walk the planet, yet you've likely never heard of him. The late Rudolf Höss made personal and career choices that were disturbing beyond belief. Two years ago Hedy, my wife, and I visited the...
  • 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...
  • Wednesday's Calendar

    Wednesday's Calendar
    WEDNESDAY Chamber Mixer The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking mixer and luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive. Cost is $17 and new visitors are welcome. For more information, call...
  • Thursday's Calendar

    Thursday's Calendar
    THURSDAY Shanghai Quartet The internationally renowned Shanghai Quartet performs at 8 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. Tickets are $60. For more information, visit OC Executive Summit The...
  • Students on board for 'South Pacific'

    Students on board for 'South Pacific'
    Corona del Mar High School is bringing the best of Broadway to Newport Beach with a show that will enchant romance junkies, musical enthusiasts and World War II buffs alike. High school students will be performing Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein'...