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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Son enters winning name in honor of his veteran father

    NEWPORT BEACH — World War II veteran Bert Melvin served in 10 major battles during his three years in the Pacific. He shot kamikaze pilots out of the sky, dug mass graves in Okinawa and patrolled Nagasaki only a month after the U.S. dropped its...
  • Margaret S. Howland

    Margaret S. Howland
    Margaret S. Howland, formerly of Newport Beach, died Aug.  9 in her apartment at an assisted-living facility in Hillsboro, Ore. She was 89.     Margaret was born in Santa Ana, Calif., to Frank Asa Snyder and Gertrude Loomis Snyder, who both originally...
  • The Crowd: SPIN gala set for Hilton in H.B.

    Jean Wegener, the closest thing in Costa Mesa to the "unsinkable" Molly Brown, announced this week that her beloved Serving People In Need, otherwise known as SPIN, has firmed up Nov. 5 at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach, for its...
  • 'He was an incredible person to all of us'

    NEWPORT BEACH — Friends and family of Robert Sattler filled the pews of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Saturday morning to celebrate the life of the well-respected community figure. Sattler, a long-time Corona del Mar Residents...
  • 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...