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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Recreation area could supplant fire rings

    Corona del Mar State Beach and Balboa Pier visitors may soon play volleyball or monkey around on "interpretive play structures" where the beaches' hotly debated fire rings now stand, according to a letter the city of Newport Beach sent to the California...
  • Doctor made patients feel special

    Doctor made patients feel special
    He was the Newport-Mesa doctor known for his old-fashioned flair, a hometown feel to his craft, compassion for his patients and a twinkle in his eye. Dr. Dudley A. Pfaff, a longtime Newport Beach resident, 41-year physician and team doctor to local...
  • James (Jim) Kirkpatrick II

    James (Jim) Kirkpatrick II
    James (Jim) Kirkpatrick II from Newport Beach passed away peacefully at home on November 16th, 2012 at the age of 87. Jim was born April 23rd, 1925 in Norfolk, Virginia.  He graduated from Fishburne Military Academy before earning his Bachelor’s...
  • Reel Critics: 'Lincoln' deserves Oscars vote

    Steven Spielberg is the premier film director of his generation. When he turns his creative spotlight on major historical events, he has no equal. In "Saving Private Ryan" and "Schindler's List," he brought forth the reality of World War II like no...
  • Still keeping time at 100

    Still keeping time at 100
    Viola Smith pulled up to her 100th birthday party in a pedi-cab and entered, appropriately, to a drumroll. As one of the first mainstream female drummers, Smith was a pioneer for women in music who earned her fame during World War II, a breakthrough...
  • The Crowd: Vanguard honors veterans with 'Value Pillars'

    The Crowd: Vanguard honors veterans with 'Value Pillars'
    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...
  • Classics on display at Lyon Air Museum

    Classics on display at Lyon Air Museum
    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...
  • The Crowd: Before there was a ferry, there was a rowboat

    The Crowd: Before there was a ferry, there was a rowboat
    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...
  • Great Park flying high

    Great Park flying high
    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...
  • Carnett: Historical 'what if' can be fun for a moment

    Human beings exhibit a remarkable capacity for positing head-scratching "what ifs." What if I'd been born in County Cork instead of Orange County? What if I stood 6-foot-5 instead of 5-foot-6? (Actually, I'm 5 8½.) What if I had pipes like Pavarotti?...
  • Developer gains permits for Newport Bay Marina

    Developer gains permits for Newport Bay Marina
    A developer recently obtained building permits for the long-awaited Newport Bay Marina project a large mixed-use development near the Newport Pier. Etco Homes Inc. plans to build a 36,000-square-foot commercial, retail and residential mixed-use...
  • Classically Trained: Music for everyone coming to Costa Mesa

    In the coming days, there is something for everyone in Costa Mesa's classical scene: a youth ensemble, an organist, a visiting orchestra and a classic film score. At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, an educational group under...