| 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...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:17 PM
It's that time of year across the Fruited Plain.
Yes, vacation Bible school season!
Though VBS is offered throughout this country — and the world — I've discovered that it's especially popular in the American South, traditionally known as...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Life has a way of coming around full circle.
Switching on the car radio as I drove in the St. Patrick's Day rain, I overheard an NPR report about a newly restored "Napoleon," the 1927 silent film masterpiece by French filmmaker Abel Gance, which was...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 10:34 PM
During this Fourth of July remembrance week, it is important to acknowledge that our freedom often comes at a very high price. That price, of course, is the sacrifice of loved ones serving military missions far from their homes, and putting their lives on...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 9:23 PM
Orange County residents have the chance to see one of America's classic car designs on display through Aug. 5 at the Lyon Air Museum.
The museum — at 19300 Ike Jones Road in Santa Ana, on the west side of John Wayne Airport bordering of Costa...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:43 PM
How many locals know that the very first Balboa Island ferry franchised by Joseph Beek was a rowboat?
Nearly 100 years has brought significant changes, and even though the rowboat has been replaced by a barge transporting both people and vehicles from...
| Jul 15, 2012
The seventh anniversary of the Orange County Great Park in Irvine had something for everyone. On Saturday, event goers flew kites, strolled through gardens, visited egg-laying hens and took photos in front of decades-old airplanes.
As visitors entered...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Leo Arranaga, beloved husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law was greeted into heaven on October 9, 2012. He was born November 15, 1925 in El Paso, Texas. The family moved to Los Angeles four years later. He graduated as Student...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:23 PM
It was the first presidential election I remember: 1952, Eisenhower vs. Stevenson.
I was 7 and a student in Mrs. Collins' third-grade class at Corona del Mar Elementary School — a leafy, secreted campus that has long since been bulldozed....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Viola Isabel Miller Geiger passed peacefully into the Lord's arms on November 7, 2012 at the age of 94. She was born Dec. 17, 1917 in Northampton, PA to Roy and Edna Miller. After graduating from high school, she worked for a dentist and then held...