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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Lorena Bell Tompkins

    Lorena Bell Tompkins
    TOMPKINS, Lorena Bell July 25, 1923 – July 5, 2011 A Costa Mesa resident for more than 30 years, Lorena Bell Tompkins, beloved wife, mom and Grammie, passed away peacefully on July 5th at Mount Miguel Covenant Village, Spring Valley CA, at the age...
  • Charles Keith Lumpkin

    Lumpkin, Charles Keith (aka Keith Charles) Born in Long Beach, California on March 19, 1925, passed away on July 30, 2011 in Newport Beach, California. Served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. Graduated from Claremont McKenna College. Chairman of...
  • Robert "Bob" Sattler

    Robert "Bob" Sattler
    Robert “Bob” Sattler, a long-time real estate broker and mortgage finance specialist in Newport Beach, has died at the age of 90.  He died from bladder cancer at home in the loving company of his family. Bob arrived in California at the age of...
  • Wild Goose roosts on historic registry

    Wild Goose roosts on historic registry
    NEWPORT BEACH — John Wayne's beloved yacht, the Wild Goose, is now among some 200 boats listed on the National Register of Historic Places. "The Duke" would have been proud. "While our focus has, and perhaps always will be, predominantly on...
  • Son enters winning name in honor of his veteran father

    NEWPORT BEACH — World War II veteran Bert Melvin served in 10 major battles during his three years in the Pacific. He shot kamikaze pilots out of the sky, dug mass graves in Okinawa and patrolled Nagasaki only a month after the U.S. dropped its...
  • Margaret S. Howland

    Margaret S. Howland
    Margaret S. Howland, formerly of Newport Beach, died Aug.  9 in her apartment at an assisted-living facility in Hillsboro, Ore. She was 89.     Margaret was born in Santa Ana, Calif., to Frank Asa Snyder and Gertrude Loomis Snyder, who both originally...
  • The Crowd: SPIN gala set for Hilton in H.B.

    Jean Wegener, the closest thing in Costa Mesa to the "unsinkable" Molly Brown, announced this week that her beloved Serving People In Need, otherwise known as SPIN, has firmed up Nov. 5 at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach, for its...
  • 'He was an incredible person to all of us'

    NEWPORT BEACH — Friends and family of Robert Sattler filled the pews of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Saturday morning to celebrate the life of the well-respected community figure. Sattler, a long-time Corona del Mar Residents...
  • Mesa Musings: Center seat leads to lively talk with Tuskegee Airman

    This is one of those "Guess Who I Sat Next to on the Airplane" stories. Recently, I was on a flight from Baltimore to Orange County. My wife, Hedy, and I had attended our niece's wedding in Boston. We flew from Boston to Baltimore to make our O.C....
  • It's A Gray Area: Never waste an opportunity with family

    The first sentence in the preface of my book that attempts to help new judges "learn the ropes" says, "The best decision I have ever made was in choosing my parents." That is true because they always gave me stability, boundaries, stimulation and love....
  • Loved ones brave storm to honor fallen SEAL

    Loved ones brave storm to honor fallen SEAL
    NEWPORT BEACH — Not even a hurricane could stop them. A Navy SEAL's widow and mother-in-law were so determined to make the cross-country trip to Newport Beach in time for his benefit tournament that they drove some 300 miles — from Virginia...
  • Mesa Musings: Dr. Bob sure was one cool dude for OCC

    He's the most beloved president in Orange Coast College's 64-year history. Robert B. Moore led the institution for 18 years, from 1964 until his retirement in 1982. His low-key, informal approach, coupled with an extraordinary intellect, played a key...