| Jan 7, 2013
| 12:55 PM
A bright light in our midst has been extinguished.
Ruth Dutro, 84, was laid to rest Saturday at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park & Mortuary in Costa Mesa.
A local resident for more than 70 years, Ruth suffered from a rare blood disorder. She...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:18 PM
Walter Charamza, who served as Newport Beach's first fulltime city attorney in the 1950s, will be remembered at a celebration of his life later this month.
Charamza died Dec. 19 at home in Newport Beach, his wife of 68 years and two dogs by his side. He...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Ronald Reagan understood that Congress is in the business of growing the size of government. Raising taxes to supposedly cut government deficits is the scam that politicians use to increase their ability to borrow more money to spend.
As President Reagan...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Jim Fitzpatrick resigned from the Costa Mesa Sanitary District on Monday, saying he no longer wanted to defend himself in a lawsuit over a perceived conflict of interest.
His colleagues had contended that his prior concurrent service on the Sanitary...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Director Ruben Fleischer served up a campy blood-fest in "Zombieland." Wisecracking shooters eliminated disposable members of the walking dead by the dozen. In "Gangster Squad," disposable gangsters line up to be shot to pieces by a more serious team of...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Costa Mesa Sanitary District has not executed a competitive trash contract bid since World War II. The elected Sanitary District's board oversees about 13 employees and one trash contract.
The board meets Thursday, and one item on the agenda will...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Markel, George Sidney died peacefully, January 18, 2013, with his wife of 68 years, Betty Chambers Markel, at his side. George was born on June 24, 1921 in Prescott, Arizona to Lillian Bridget Day and George Sidney “Sid” Markel. Sid was the...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 2:02 PM
There's a punctuation mark that most people have never heard of or noticed, even though they've probably seen it in print 1,000 times.
It's called the en dash, or N dash. And it's a great example of how weird the wild world of punctuation can be.
| Jan 29, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Janet E. Blomquist passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on January 23, 2013, a day before what would have been her 67th wedding anniversary. She has gone to be with the Lord and her husband. We like to think she needed a day to get ready to see Dad...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Ethel Holton Doyle, longtime resident of Costa Mesa and Irvine, died peacefully at her home of natural causes on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at age 91. Mrs. Doyle was born February 1, 1921 in Bridgeton, North Carolina. She attended Louisburg College and...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Joseph Pierce Gannon, Jr.
Joseph was known to most people as “JP” or “Pierce”. He was born in Visalia on August 20, 1919 and passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2013 while in the California Veterans Home in...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:52 PM
On their first date, they went to the pictures.
"I couldn't put my arm around her," Robert Lynch said with a laugh.
He and his date, Rosalie, turned around and saw her five brothers lined up behind them, arms crossed.
This was back in Massachusetts,...