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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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?...
  • Classically Trained: Making the music happen (without a baton)

    Classically Trained: Making the music happen (without a baton)
    Carl St.Clair may be more recognizable to Orange County music lovers, but Pacific Symphony President John Forsyte leads the team who makes the music happen concert after concert, season after season. Forsyte took the symphony's helm in 1998. During his...
  • HAL LEHMAN

    HAL LEHMAN
    HAL LEHMAN May 8, 1918 - February 26, 2013 Hal Lehman, 94, a 55-year resident of Newport Beach, died peacefully after a long illness, at his Lido Isle home, surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Hal, the only surviving son of Gladys and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PAC spends $10,000 on Sanitary District race

    A political action committee (PAC) backed by a lobbyist for a trash disposal company has spent more than $10,000 on the reelection campaigns of two Costa Mesa Sanitary District directors, campaign disclosure forms show. Concerned Californians for...
  • Former judge, family lawyer dies at age 87

    Don McCartin, a former Orange County Superior Court judge who lived and practiced law in Costa Mesa, has died. McCartin was surrounded by family when he died Saturday at his home in Bass Lake, Calif. He was 87. He practiced family law in Costa Mesa from...
  • Carnett: U.S. Naval cruise is nothing like an Alaskan one

    My wife, Hedy, and I recently returned from a cruise. It was our third adventure on an ocean liner. We've now been to Alaska twice, and have cruised the North Sea and Baltic from Rotterdam to St. Petersburg. Never one for sailing, I joined the Army...
  • 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...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Whole Foods opens at Fashion Island

    Corona del Mar Today: Whole Foods opens at Fashion Island
    A Whole Foods Market grocery opened its doors Wednesday morning at Fashion Island, drawing hundreds of customers who lined up for a chance to be among the first to explore the 32,000-square-foot shop. "I'm just really excited about having [it] close by,"...