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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Thursday's Calendar

    Thursday's Calendar
    TODAY Relay For Life Reception The Newport Beach Relay For Life is having a 10th birthday celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. aboard the Wild Goose, a Hornblower Cruise ship, which will be docked at 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. Justin Grennan...
  • Death camp survivor to speak at Jewish center

    Editor's note: This corrects the e-mail address for Joanna Clay. Philip Bialowitz made a promise before he escaped the Sobibór death camp in Poland: If he got out, he would share his story with the world. On Sunday, visitors to the Chabad Jewish...
  • It's A Gray Area: A worthy celebration of the justice system

    I was privileged on Feb. 18 to attend a celebration of how our system works, particularly when good people use it for the right purpose. Sometimes it takes time and patience, but eventually we get it right. The celebration took place at the federal...
  • On Theater: 'Peter Pan' a soaring spectacle at OCPAC

    Look, up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's ... "Peter Pan." Yes, the forever-young hero of J.M. Barrie's ever-popular children's story is back, and this time — with the help of some well-placed wires — he really flies. The...
  • The Bell Curve: Political comedy in Costa Mesa

    Every good comedy team has a straight man and a comic. The straight man is the logical and patient half of the duo; the comic is the jokester who pulls the plug after the straight man sets him up. Abbott was the straight man to Costello, as George Burns...
  • WWII vet flew behind enemy lines on D-Day

    WWII vet flew behind enemy lines on D-Day
    CORONA DEL MAR — Corona del Mar High School students on Wednesday were led in the Pledge of Allegiance by an 88-year-old World War II veteran whose mission was to crash-land glider planes filled with thousands of pounds of ammunition, infantry,...
  • Community and Clubs: Update on the Costa Mesa Kiwanis

    Community and Clubs: Update on the Costa Mesa Kiwanis
    I attended the luncheon meeting of the Costa Mesa Kiwanis Club Thursday as club President Ken Dilley presented a $525 check to Costa Mesa Fire Department Community Education Officer Brenda Emrick and Fire Chief Kirk Dominic to help fund emergency-...
  • Mesa Musings: Last 40 years are the best

    Thursday is Veterans Day. I celebrated it early by watching one of my all-time favorite films the other night. William Wyler's 1946 classic, "The Best Years of Our Lives," which won seven Academy Awards, features an all-star cast, including Myrna Loy,...
  • The Bell Curve: Calmer moments in World War II

    I was surfing through cable TV stations Wednesday, looking for a path to write about Veterans Day. I stumbled on "Hoosiers," a film based on the true story of five boys from the tiny Indiana farming community of Milan, who worked, played and bonded...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Harbor View celebrates Veterans Day

    Harbor View Elementary School students honored veterans Tuesday in an assembly that included songs, stories and tributes to men and women who have served and are serving the United States of America. "We want you to understand," said Stan Jones, who...
  • Air Forces captain, missing since WWII, to be buried at sea off Newport Beach

    The remains of an Army Air Forces captain who went missing in action during World War II have been returned to his family and will receive a burial with full military honors off the coast of Newport Beach, the Department of Defense said. George W....
  • Saturday's Calendar

    Saturday's Calendar
    TODAY Renaud Garcia-Fons Jazz upright double bass virtuoso Renaud Garcia-Fons performs at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Samueli Theater. Tickets are $49. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org. Tree Lighting...