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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Air show draws eyes to the sky

    Air show draws eyes to the sky
    IRVINE — What a day to turn to the sky. On a warm, cloudless Saturday afternoon with the moon showing above the horizon, thousands of spectators kept their eyes to the sky for the Orange County Great Park's air show, part of the park's sixth...
  • 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...
  • Wild Goose roosts on historic registry

    Wild Goose roosts on historic registry
    NEWPORT BEACH — John Wayne's beloved yacht, the Wild Goose, is now among some 200 boats listed on the National Register of Historic Places. "The Duke" would have been proud. "While our focus has, and perhaps always will be, predominantly on...
  • 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...