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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Charles Patrick Catanese

    Charles Patrick Catanese, son of Assunta and Antonio Catanese passed away March 31, 2012 after a long illness. He was one of seven children, born September 15, 1918 in Rochester, PA.  Charles attended Rochester High School in PA and is a graduate of...
  • Newport council to re-examine uses for City Hall site

    Newport council to re-examine uses for City Hall site
    At its meeting Tuesday night, the Newport Beach City Council will take another look at reuse options for the current City Hall site, gather public input on a Balboa Village revitalization plan and address concerns about nonemergency flyovers. At its last...
  • Loading up for the Battle of Costa Mesa

    Disguised as men, female soldiers slung revolvers and fired cannons alongside their male counterparts in 1861. This is just one of many truths to discover this weekend at the fourth annual Battle of Costa Mesa, a Civil War reenactment event in Costa...
  • The Crowd: Putting on those dancing shoes

    The Crowd: Putting on those dancing shoes
    Cuban heartthrob William Levy, one of the dancers on the current season ofABC's"Dancing With The Stars," was not there. He was, however, overshadowed by Newport's Brett Lawrence, voted "Best Male Dancer" at the recent 2012 Assistance League of Newport-...
  • Ray Rosso beloved figure

    Ray Rosso beloved figure
    Ray Rosso, Orange Coast College's first football coach who was a revered teacher and coach of several sports at the school, died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Newport Beach. He was 96. Rosso, who guided OCC to a 37-38-3 record in eight...
  • Eugene Edward Verge

    Eugene Edward Verge Aug. 23, 1918 – Nov. 27, 2012 Eugene (Gene) Edward Verge, 94, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Newport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a stroke. He leaves his wife of 17 years, Shirley (Holdern) Verge; his...
  • Check It Out: Hungry for a good book?

    No doubt about it, cooking shows and competitions are popular. Learn more about the stars of these shows by reading a biography of a famous chef. Their success stories have some qualities in common: hard work, high standards, dedication and perseverance....
  • A holiday business with roots

     A holiday business with roots
    The scene was quiet in a large lot off Bristol Street, not far from where the 55 Freeway meets the 73. On that weekday afternoon of clear blue skies, there were a handful of workers, no customers and plenty of room for expansion. The remaining inventory...
  • Costa Mesa's past comes to life

    Costa Mesa's past comes to life
    Starting at 7 a.m. Nov. 6, Allyson Jones Wong strapped herself into a safety harness and climbed atop a boomlift. Working nonstop until the light ebbed at 5 p.m. almost every day, she overlooked exhaustion and illness. Her sole focus: to paint. "I was...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Calling all local authors

    I know there are a lot of published authors in Costa Mesa. I decided I wanted to find out who they all are, and searched my browser for a nice little list. Not so easy. So I am going to cheat and ask you for a list of those you know about. Why am I...
  • Mailbag: Your Chick-fil-A coverage was disingenuous

    Mailbag: Your Chick-fil-A coverage was disingenuous
    Re. "Chick-fil-A supporters crowd local store (Aug. 2): Your article proclaiming that Chick-fil-A supporters came out "en masse" to support the company after its president said he believes in the religious definition of marriage is so disingenuous and...
  • Heart dazzles at O.C. Fair

    Heart dazzles at O.C. Fair
    Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson delivered a whole-hearted performance for Heart fanatics at Orange County Fair last week. "This is an opportunity for us all to pour our hearts out together," Ann Wilson said to the nearly filled Pacific Amphitheatre on...