| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:41 PM
Editor's note: Retired Daily Pilot columnist Joseph N. Bell has written a special column to mark his 90th birthday, which falls on Independence Day.
As a young boy watching the Fourth of July parade in the county-seat town of Decatur, Ind., the...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:27 PM
Joseph Peterson, age 89, loving father and husband and dedicated community volunteer, died peacefully at home in Newport Beach surrounded by his family, June 28, 2011. Joe loved watching sports, playing golf, and firing up the bar-b-cue. After serving in...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 4:27 PM
Dorothy Ann Young, 86, passed away on June 30, 2011, peacefully in her bed with family close at hand. All of her children were able to visit with her in the hours before her passing.
Born in San Francisco to Harold and Evelyn Sell on Sept 23,...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 7:44 PM
The British are coming — to the Newport Theatre Arts Center next season.
Of the six productions just announced for NTAC 33rd season, four of them have their origins in what is now officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:51 PM
Paul Salata is a living testament to the all-American ideal that hard work, perseverance and a bit of luck will pay off for any person living under the stars and stripes, regardless of race, creed, gender or national origin.
"I made it from L.A. to...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:05 PM
IRVINE — What a day to turn to the sky.
On a warm, cloudless Saturday afternoon with the moon showing above the horizon, thousands of spectators kept their eyes to the sky for the Orange County Great Park's air show, part of the park's sixth...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:29 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Former Newport Beach Mayor Doreen Demond Marshall died of natural causes at her home Nov. 9.
The longtime Lido Isle resident, who served on the City Council for nearly a decade, was also known for her charitable contributions. She...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 12:58 PM
Edward “Casey” Jarvis
A long-time resident of Corona del Mar, Casey Jarvis died peacefully on July 10, 2011. Born in Los Angeles in 1924, he was graduated from Beverly Hills High School, where he earned the nickname Casey for his talents on...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 8:46 PM
IRVINE — Laguna Beach artist Jorg Dubin looked at the weathered El Toro Marine Corps Air Station runways and saw not decay or land seeped in political controversy, but a "Blue Heaven."
His unique perspective will be unveiled to the public...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 9:22 AM
Berry Belton Merritt, Jr. passed away on July 11th, with Ann, his wife of 61 years at his side.
Berry was born in Santa Monica on May 6, 1924. He grew up in Long Beach and played football at Wilson High School. He spent two years at the University of...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:36 PM
The original "Captain America" comic books were introduced in the 1940s as World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific. The story of a scrawny little guy transformed into a super soldier resonated with a worried nation.
Marvel Studios now goes back...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:42 AM
TOMPKINS, Lorena Bell
July 25, 1923 – July 5, 2011
A Costa Mesa resident for more than 30 years, Lorena Bell Tompkins, beloved wife, mom and Grammie, passed away peacefully on July 5th at Mount Miguel Covenant Village, Spring Valley CA, at the age...