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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Christmas Boat Parade gearing up for another cruise around Newport

    Christmas boating rises to a whole new level at the 103rd annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, starting Dec. 14. For five nights, about 100 boats, canoes, kayaks and multimillion-dollar yachts will start at Bay Island and make a tour lighting up...
  • Spending a 'White Christmas' in O.C.

    Spending a 'White Christmas' in O.C.
    Dreaming of a white Christmas in sunny Southern California? To see snow really fall in Costa Mesa, just buy a ticket for one of the holiday season's hottest tickets: the Broadway musical version of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" at the Segerstrom...
  • Mailbag: Public safety mailer is 'propaganda'

    I have to imagine there are a number of public safety employees in Newport Beach, both police and fire, who are embarrassed by the ridiculous mass mailer recently sent to residents by the Newport Beach police and firefighter associations. The mass...
  • Community Commentary: Government's power should be concentrated at county level

    Two important power shifts are taking place in California. Power is shifting up from the cities and down from Sacramento to county government. The first power shift is evidenced by the impending decision by the Santa Ana City Council to disband its...
  • Community Commentary: Superintendent critique done poorly

    While it is 100% legitimate in our democracy for any resident and any columnist to critique how a school district uses public funds, it's not legitimate to do so in a reckless way and to use fallacious arguments. The latest example of such an attack &#...
  • Edward Casey Jarvis

    Edward Casey Jarvis
    Edward “Casey” Jarvis A long-time resident of Corona del Mar, Casey Jarvis died peacefully on July 10, 2011. Born in Los Angeles in 1924, he was graduated from Beverly Hills High School, where he earned the nickname Casey for his talents on...
  • Exhibit documents El Toro's history

    Exhibit documents El Toro's history
    IRVINE — Laguna Beach artist Jorg Dubin looked at the weathered El Toro Marine Corps Air Station runways and saw not decay or land seeped in political controversy, but a "Blue Heaven." His unique perspective will be unveiled to the public...
  • Berry Belton Merritt, Jr.

    Berry Belton Merritt, Jr. passed away on July 11th, with Ann, his wife of 61 years  at his side. Berry was born in Santa Monica on May 6, 1924.  He grew up in Long Beach and played football at Wilson High School. He spent two years at the University of...
  • Reel Critics: 'Captain' takes moviegoers back in time

    The original "Captain America" comic books were introduced in the 1940s as World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific. The story of a scrawny little guy transformed into a super soldier resonated with a worried nation. Marvel Studios now goes back...
  • 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...