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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Marines lunch together at Big Canyon Country Club

    Marines lunch together at Big Canyon Country Club
    At one point during lunch at Big Canyon Country Club on Sunday, as dozens of Marines were enjoying filet mignon and roasted garlic mashed potatoes, somebody asked for all the former Marines to stand up. The response came right away from all over the...
  • Mailbag: Close JWA to commercial air traffic

    While I applaud the efforts of everyone at the Airport Working Group and Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner in regards to the John Wayne Airport curfew, there is no comfort in your headline, "JWA curfew likely to survive," March 8. Those of us who have...
  • John Francis (Jack) Callahan

    John Francis (Jack) Callahan
    CALLAHAN, JOHN FRANCIS John Francis (Jack) Callahan died peacefully at age 94 on Sunday, February 19, 2012, in Laguna Beach, California. Jack resided in Costa Mesa, California since 1960. Jack was a happy, loving and optimistic soul, who lived a storied...
  • Honoring those who fought for our freedom

    Honoring those who fought for our freedom
    Their friends and memories may be slipping away, but World War II veterans could still count on their neighbors Monday. Hundreds saluted local service members at Costa Mesa's Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park and Mortuary. Speakers at the 58th...
  • Willard Reece

    Willard Reece
    Willard 'Will" Reece, 89, a retired long time Newport-Mesa Unified School District principal and a lifetime Rotarian, passed away peacefully of natural causes in his Newport Beach, CA home on March 6, 2013. Born in Boise, ID in 1923 as the third son of...
  • Public safety personnel honored at BBQ

    Public safety personnel honored at BBQ
    Roger Neth remembers when the Costa Mesa Police Department started with four people. He was one of them. The year was 1953. The chief had them draw straws. Neth got the short one. He was then issued serial No. 2. The act officially made him CMPD's...
  • Hearing about history first-hand

    Hearing about history first-hand
    George Ciampa remembers crossing the English Channel to the shores of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, then waiting to disembark his ship. "There was 4,000 ships out there," he said. "You could see ships getting hit, bodies and debris in the water, and...
  • Mailbag: Time for a change at Sanitary District

    After hearing "stories" about what was happening at the Costa Mesa Sanitary District, I decided to do some research. I carefully reviewed two years of directors' minutes, two years of financial information and some existing contracts. I confirmed my...
  • Old friend leaves for new port

    Old friend leaves for new port
    An old adage takes on new meaning for two local shipwrights preparing to watch a piece of Newport Harbor history sail out of port Saturday for the last time: Home is where the hull is. Newport Beach residents and Vietnam veterans John Matthews, 70, and...
  • Center hosts lush entertainment under the tent

    Center hosts lush entertainment under the tent
    Teatro ZinZanni, a tented dinner event that is equal parts Moulin Rouge, Cirque du Soleil and epicurean adventure, is making Costa Mesa its home for the holidays. "It's an evening of cabaret, circus and dinner, all orchestrated together and full of...
  • NICHOLAS J. DEBLIS

    IN MEMORIAM October 20, 2012 NICHOLAS J. DEBLIS DeBlis, Nicholas James, long time resident of Big Canyon in Newport Beach, passed away at his home in Coto de Caza on October 18, 2012.  He was born in Millburn, NJ, on May 9, 1927, the son of Italian...
  • Robert Ormond Case, Jr.

    Robert Ormond Case, Jr.
    Robert Ormond Case, Jr. Robert Ormond Case, Jr. (Bob) of Corona del Mar and Irvine passed away September 17 surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 3, 1926 in Portland, Oregon to Evelyn and Robert O. Case, a well-known Western Fiction writer....