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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • The Bell Curve: Born on the Fourth of July

    The Bell Curve: Born on the Fourth of July
    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...
  • Joseph Peterson

    Joseph Peterson
    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...
  • Arts trustee was Northrop president in '80s

    Frank W. Lynch, a founding trustee of the Orange County Performing Arts Center and noted philanthropist whose career at the defense and aerospace contractor Northrop Corp. spanned nearly four decades of the Cold War, has died. He was 88. Lynch, who...
  • The Bell Curve: Grace in giving, grace in receiving

    Many Christmases ago, I was privileged to meet and write about a man who represented the spirit of Christmas better than anyone I had ever known. I was a rookie freelance writer on my first assignment for the Saturday Evening Post. He was a 47-year-old...
  • Reel Critics: 'Narnia' sequel succeeds in special effects

    Reel Critics: 'Narnia' sequel succeeds in special effects
    The third installment of the "Narnia" films seeks to revive the series as a continuing movie franchise. The producers made a real effort to restore the magical qualities of this fantasy adventure tale. They definitely succeed on a technical level. The...
  • Who made this year's DP 103?

    Who made this year's DP 103?
    No. 1 Jim Righeimer You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
  • Mesa Musings: Novels are a labor of love and then some

    Over the last two years I've written the equivalent of a novel. I say "equivalent" because I haven't actually produced a novel. My claim is a bit like the guy who went to a batting cage, slapped 20 grounders, and claimed he'd hit the "equivalent" of a...
  • Longtime Pilot columnist Joseph Bell retires

    Longtime Pilot columnist Joseph Bell retires
    NEWPORT BEACH — After nearly 20 years as a mainstay of the Daily Pilot and a long career as a freelance writer and journalism educator, columnist Joseph N. Bell is retiring. Thursday's "The Bell Curve" column will be his last. "When a time for...
  • John Stege

    JOHN STEGE 10/26/1920-12/28/2010 John Stege Sr. was born in Los Angeles to Art and Clementine Donahue Stege. He was raised in Lancaster, California with his sister Katie (Whidden). While Dad was in the Retail Wholesale Wine and Spirits industry his...
  • On Theater: Starting year with Miller dramas

    With the arrival of the new year comes another batch of local stage productions. A pair of Arthur Miller dramas will help get 2011 off and running. The first of these, "The Crucible," bows in Friday at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor Theater. Directed by...
  • Robert Theodore Ramsay (Bob)

    Robert Theodore Ramsay (Bob)
    Navy Cross WWII Vet dies at age 86 in Newport Beach, CA Robert Theodore Ramsay (Bob) – November 28, 1924 – January 14, 2011 Bob was born and raised in Tacoma, WA.  He entered the Marine Corps during WWII to serve his beloved country.  He...
  • Trinkets turn into treasures

    COSTA MESA — There was buried treasure in the backyard just waiting to be dug up. And the family knew it. So one day the granddaughter decided to excavate what her grandmother, an escapee from an oppressive Russian tsarist rule, put in the dirt...