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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • Janet E. Blomquist

    Janet E. Blomquist
    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...
  • Ethel Holton Doyle

    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...
  • Reel Critics: Crime doesn't pay for audience

    Reel Critics: Crime doesn't pay for audience
    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...
  • Commentary: No-bid contracts are insulting to ratepayers

    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...
  • Markel, George Sidney

    Markel, George Sidney
    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...
  • A Word, Please: Understanding the N dash

    There's a punctuation mark that most people have never heard of or noticed, even though they've probably seen it in print 1,000 times. It's called the en dash, or N dash. And it's a great example of how weird the wild world of punctuation can be. Case...
  • Carnett: Pastor to the dying passes on

    Carnett: Pastor to the dying passes on
    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...
  • Walter Charamza, first fulltime city attorney

    Walter Charamza, first fulltime city attorney
    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...