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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • John Uri Crites

    John Uri Crites
    John Uri Crites, 85, a retired aerospace engineer, husband, father (5), grandfather (14) and great-grandfather (21) passed away peacefully at home in Newport Beach, October 5, 2011. John was born in Los Angeles, 1925 to Viola Agnes Uri and Clarence Dynes...
  • Community & Clubs: Casino night fundraiser will get 'wild'

    Harbor Mesa Lions will hold their annual "Wild West Casino Night" fundraiser on Friday at the Neighborhood Community Center in Costa Mesa. The evening includes a chuck wagon buffet dinner, country and western dancing, silent auction and gaming tables....
  • Two films, two wars

    Two films dealing with war and politics in the tinderbox of the Middle East are coming to Newport-Mesa for one-night special screenings. The city of Costa Mesa on Friday night will host a screening of "Patrol Base Jaker" at the Triangle Square Cinemas....
  • It's A Gray Area: Let the U.N. take over world's issues

    The largest threat to our nation's safety and security is a weak economy. Looking back throughout history, most of the strongest powers, like the Roman, Ottoman and British empires, were not conquered from the outside. Instead they overextended...
  • Seniors, veterans treated to a show

    CORONA DEL MAR —The Harbor Singers honored the Armed Forces on Friday with music and choreographed moves at the monthly Friends of OASIS meeting. The Orange County women's singing group performed showtunes and patriotic numbers with dance moves...