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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Reel Critics: 'Lincoln' deserves Oscars vote

    Steven Spielberg is the premier film director of his generation. When he turns his creative spotlight on major historical events, he has no equal. In "Saving Private Ryan" and "Schindler's List," he brought forth the reality of World War II like no...
  • Remembering Iwo Jima

    Remembering Iwo Jima
    Although his memories of Iwo Jima are more than six decades old, Bruce Bender remembered the volcanic ash, the pungent smell of sulfur and oppressive heat with vivid clarity as he sat in his Costa Mesa home this week. Bender was one of the first...
  • Commentary: Readers should give Muslim column a chance

    Can't some of your readers get enough of bashing and trashing Muslim Americans? You have a seemingly innocuous columnist writing about her experience as a Muslim (Mona Shadia) and getting a full onslaught of hate mail from narrow-minded bigots, of...
  • Willard Clark Fonda

    Willard Clark Fonda
    Willard Clark Fonda Pebble Beach ~ Willard Clark Fonda, fondly known as "Bill", passed away peacefully on February 18th, at the age of 91 with his beloved family holding vigil.  Born in Seattle, WA on June 14, 1920, he was a proud father, grandfather,...
  • Friday's Calendar

    FRIDAY Flashback Heart Attack Flashback Heart Attack, an 1980s KROQ cover band, will perform at 9 p.m. at the Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The show is 21 and older only and cover is $5. For more information, visit http://www....
  • Mesa Musings: Air base brought us together

    Mesa Musings: Air base brought us together
    I was privileged to attend the 36th Santa Ana Army Air Base (SAAAB) reunion Feb. 25 at Orange Coast College. The event, which OCC has hosted annually since the reunion's inception in 1977, celebrated the 70th anniversary of the base's opening in 1942....
  • John M. Belanger

    Obituary John M. Belanger, beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather, was born February 20, 1932 in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada. He passed away peacefully at home in Newport Beach, California, after a courageous battle with diabetes. He left us on February...
  • On Theater: Simon's 'Biloxi Blues' blends humor, poignancy

    About a quarter of a century ago, Neil Simon wrote his fictionalized autobiography — and, being Simon, he took three plays to do it. "Biloxi Blues," the second in his "BB trilogy," is the meat in this theatrical sandwich, slipped in neatly between...
  • Shirlene Gaines Heston

    Shirlene Gaines Heston
    Shirlene Gaines Heston, age 84, passed peacefully on September 9, 2011.  She is remembered with much love by her family and friends.  A resident of Orange County since 1959, Shirlene resided in her final years at Vintage Newport, in Newport Beach, and her...
  • On Faith: A bridge to peace

    Irish Catholics call the city Derry. Irish Protestants call it Londonderry, its legal name, for it is in Northern Ireland, not the Republic of Ireland. The River Foyle divides the city, with Protestants living largely on the east bank, and Catholics on...
  • Mesa Musings: There's something missing in Denmark — God

    I've reached that stage in life where almost everyone I meet looks like somebody I used to know. I'm getting old. Hedy and I recently returned from a Baltic cruise. We saw lots of doppelgängers aboard our cruise ship. It became a game. Someone would...
  • ARTHUR EMIL SVENDSEN

    ARTHUR EMIL SVENDSEN
    ARTHUR EMIL SVENDSEN December 12, 1923-September 29, 2011 Arthur Svendsen was born December 12, 1923 in Portland, Oregon to Emil and Kirsten Svendsen.  He attended the University of Oregon where he studied business and history and joined Beta Theta Pi...