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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • Willard Reece

    Willard Reece
    Willard 'Will" Reece, 89, a retired long time Newport-Mesa Unified School District principal and a lifetime Rotarian, passed away peacefully of natural causes in his Newport Beach, CA home on March 6, 2013. Born in Boise, ID in 1923 as the third son of...
  • Leo Arranaga

    Leo Arranaga
    LEO ARRANAGA     Leo Arranaga, beloved husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law was greeted into heaven on October 9, 2012. He was born November 15, 1925 in El Paso, Texas. The family moved to Los Angeles four years later. He graduated as Student...
  • Carnett: Spelling counts in presidential elections

    It was the first presidential election I remember: 1952, Eisenhower vs. Stevenson. I was 7 and a student in Mrs. Collins' third-grade class at Corona del Mar Elementary School — a leafy, secreted campus that has long since been bulldozed....
  • Viola Isabel Miller Geiger

    Viola Isabel Miller Geiger passed peacefully into the Lord's arms on November 7, 2012 at the age of 94. She was born Dec. 17, 1917 in Northampton, PA to Roy and Edna Miller.  After graduating from high school, she worked for a dentist and then held...
  • Mariners celebrates Veterans Day

    Mariners celebrates Veterans Day
    More than 100 veterans and their family members ate breakfast at a Veterans Day celebration at Mariners Christian School, an official said. This year was Mariners' 10th annual celebration for those who served, and vets heard the national anthem, reciting...
  • Lloyd Orville Johnson Oct. 12, 2012

    Lloyd Orville Johnson Oct. 12, 2012
    Lloyd Orville Johnson, having lived a life that blessed his wife, children and friends, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on October 12th, 2012 at the age of 93. AMemorial Service and reunion will be held this Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10:30...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A Word, Please: Understanding the N dash

    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. Case...
  • Janet E. Blomquist

    Janet E. Blomquist
    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...