| Mar 16, 2012
| 9:26 PM
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...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:57 PM
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...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 5:36 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:01 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 3:42 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 3:44 PM
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....
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Warren Barlow Smith 85, 7/17/26 - 2/4/12, Calistoga, CA
Warren passed away peacefully in Napa Valley on Feb. 4th 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Florence and Mumford Smith, his brother, Stanley Smith and his beloved wife, Jeanne McCaffrey...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Philip E. Arnold 1922-2002
My Dear Husband Phil,
Ten years have passed since you died on June 3, 2002. Unfortunately, at that time none of our family members, including myself could find whatever it takes to compose a notice befitting you. We’re...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 9:40 PM
Add this to the list of potential threats to the economy: prom costs.
As I write this column, my 17-year-old son is preparing to attend his high school prom, and I am trying not to think about how much money we're blowing on one night of teenage revelry....
| Mar 23, 2012
| 10:18 PM
Dan Huston, a Laguna Beach resident, community advocate and World War II veteran, has died. He was 90.
As an active member of the Freedom Committee of Orange County, a group of veterans from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars, Huston was a...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:25 PM
William E. "Bill" Blurock, a Newport Beach resident and celebrated architect, has died. He was 90. Blurock died after never recovering from an emergency surgery to fix a ruptured colon June 12.
During his lifetime, and with the help of his architecture...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 5:44 PM
LEE, William Shields
9/20/1915 – 6/30/2012
Our father passed away peacefully recently following a brief illness. He was born on September 20, 1915 to Judge William Erwin Lee and Madeline Shields Lee. He was raised initially in Moscow, Idaho but...