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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Mesa Musings: Center seat leads to lively talk with Tuskegee Airman

    This is one of those "Guess Who I Sat Next to on the Airplane" stories. Recently, I was on a flight from Baltimore to Orange County. My wife, Hedy, and I had attended our niece's wedding in Boston. We flew from Boston to Baltimore to make our O.C....
  • It's A Gray Area: Never waste an opportunity with family

    The first sentence in the preface of my book that attempts to help new judges "learn the ropes" says, "The best decision I have ever made was in choosing my parents." That is true because they always gave me stability, boundaries, stimulation and love....
  • Loved ones brave storm to honor fallen SEAL

    Loved ones brave storm to honor fallen SEAL
    NEWPORT BEACH — Not even a hurricane could stop them. A Navy SEAL's widow and mother-in-law were so determined to make the cross-country trip to Newport Beach in time for his benefit tournament that they drove some 300 miles — from Virginia...
  • Mesa Musings: Dr. Bob sure was one cool dude for OCC

    He's the most beloved president in Orange Coast College's 64-year history. Robert B. Moore led the institution for 18 years, from 1964 until his retirement in 1982. His low-key, informal approach, coupled with an extraordinary intellect, played a key...
  • Mailbag: Ignore the hype and get vaccinated

    Re. "Editorial: It's important to immunize," (Aug. 29): I'm a native of Newport Beach, but live in Washington, D.C. I'm glad the Daily Pilot has sided with overwhelming scientific evidence showing that the benefits of vaccinating children far outweigh the...
  • Reel Critics: Political spy thriller pays its 'Debt'

    Director John Madden and Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren first teamed up in "Prime Suspect," the acclaimed detective series on British television. They transfer much of the gritty tension created in that effort to "The Debt," their new political...
  • Apodaca: Steps needed to address shifting population from O.C. suburbs

    White flight. It's a loaded term, one that's been thrown around in connection with the exodus of white, middle-class students from the increasingly Latino-populated public schools in and near the Mesa Verde neighborhood of Costa Mesa. In another sense,...
  • Paul Esnard

    Esnard, Raoul Paul Paul Esnard passed away the evening of September 1, 2011, at the age of 86, in Corona Del Mar, California, where he lived for over thirty years. The son of Raoul Paul and Mary Benita Esnard, he was born on November 11, 1925. He is...
  • Milton (Mickey) Michael Flicker

    Milton (Mickey) Michael Flicker
    Milton (Mickey) Michael Flicker 87 Passed away peacefully of natural causes at his home in Huntington Beach California on September 7, 2011. Born in New York City on February 3, 1924 to Polish immigrant parents Benjamin and Ethel Flicker. He served during...
  • Harold Reed Stevens Jr.

    Harold Reed Stevens Jr. Harold Stevens passed away on July 13, 2011 in Huntington Beach. Harold was born November 12, 1924 in Los Angeles to Mary Ruth Stevens and Harold Reed Stevens Sr. Harold was a gymnast and cheer squad member at Bell High School. He...
  • Mailbag: Rohrabacher is a good man

    I highly disfavor Michael Miller's recent political hit-column on the character and reputation of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. As a World War II veteran and longtime Orange County resident, I am deeply worried about the left-wing direction of our once-proud...
  • 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...