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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • CdM students entertain at veterans hospital

    CdM students entertain at veterans hospital
    LONG BEACH — For veterans and Corona del Mar students alike, the excitement was palpable. Middle and high school students have been putting on shows, singing carols and distributing food and presents during the holiday season for 33 years,...
  • Christmas Boat Parade gearing up for another cruise around Newport

    Christmas boating rises to a whole new level at the 103rd annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, starting Dec. 14. For five nights, about 100 boats, canoes, kayaks and multimillion-dollar yachts will start at Bay Island and make a tour lighting up...
  • Spending a 'White Christmas' in O.C.

    Spending a 'White Christmas' in O.C.
    Dreaming of a white Christmas in sunny Southern California? To see snow really fall in Costa Mesa, just buy a ticket for one of the holiday season's hottest tickets: the Broadway musical version of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" at the Segerstrom...
  • Mailbag: Public safety mailer is 'propaganda'

    I have to imagine there are a number of public safety employees in Newport Beach, both police and fire, who are embarrassed by the ridiculous mass mailer recently sent to residents by the Newport Beach police and firefighter associations. The mass...
  • Community Commentary: Government's power should be concentrated at county level

    Two important power shifts are taking place in California. Power is shifting up from the cities and down from Sacramento to county government. The first power shift is evidenced by the impending decision by the Santa Ana City Council to disband its...
  • Community Commentary: Superintendent critique done poorly

    While it is 100% legitimate in our democracy for any resident and any columnist to critique how a school district uses public funds, it's not legitimate to do so in a reckless way and to use fallacious arguments. The latest example of such an attack &#...
  • James Russell Garner

    JAMES RUSSELL GARNER James Garner was born in Kokomo, Indiana in 1921 and passed away peacefully on June 12, 2011 at his home in Newport Beach. After spending his early childhood in Chicago, he moved with his family to Pasadena. Jim attended Pasadena City...
  • Elizabeth Belle Ackelson

    Elizabeth Belle Ackelson November 15, 1917 - January 26, 2012 Cherished mother, grandmother, and beloved friend to many, Elizabeth passed peacefully with her family by her side. Born to Ferne and R.O. Watson in Ash Grove, Illinois; preceded in death by...
  • Jack Butefish

    Jack Butefish
    Jack Butefish August 17, 1932 to January 30, 2012 Jack Butefish passed away from Parkinson’s Disease at Silverado Residence in Newport Beach California on Monday morning. Jack was raised by Clinton and Margaret Butefish who came to California from...
  • Alvin Otis (A.O.) Smith

    Alvin Otis (A.O.) Smith
    Alvin Otis (A.O.) Smith, 85 passed away quietly October 30, 2011. He was born in Gunter, Texas on April 10, 1926.  He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II on the U.S.S Iowa.  A.O. married Gwendolyn Cox, October 27, 1950.   He graduated from North Texas...
  • Glenn M. Lewis

    Glenn M. Lewis
    Glenn M. Lewis, December 8, 1915 – November 9, 2011 Glenn M. Lewis, longtime resident of Balboa Island, has died at 95. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothea (Dottie), his son Terry Lewis, (Diane), daughter Anne Moloney (Bob), three...
  • Remembering Iwo Jima

    Remembering Iwo Jima
    Although his memories of Iwo Jima are more than six decades old, Bruce Bender remembered the volcanic ash, the pungent smell of sulfur and oppressive heat with vivid clarity as he sat in his Costa Mesa home this week. Bender was one of the first...