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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • From The Sports Desk: Coach Briggs loved life, job

    A little less than four years ago, Paul Briggs gave me a quote that basically summed up what he thought of his life. Briggs, a former Orange Coast College football assistant and a high school coaching legend in Bakersfield, died on Monday at age 90...
  • Paul Arthur Hanna

    Paul Arthur Hanna
    PAUL ARTHUR HANNA, 93, of Prescott, AZ, died peacefully on Jan. 20, 2011.  He was born in Crystal City, MO, Sept. 25, 1917, son of the late Harold and Bertha Hanna. Harriet Jane Hanna, Paul’s devoted wife of 55 years, preceded him in death, as did...
  • Harry B. Sanders

    Sanders, Harry B. February 16, 1919 – February 6, 2011 Harry B. Sanders of Newport Beach, CA passed away peacefully on February 6, 2011.  He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Doddle, their children Joanne Volk (David), Jim Sanders...
  • WWII veteran, Olympian to be at restaurant book signing

    Louis Zamperini — a former Olympian and World War II aviator who fought for survival on the open waters of the Pacific and in a Japanese POW camp — is the subject of a new book and will be signing copies Thursday night in Newport Beach....
  • 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...
  • The Bell Curve: Grace in giving, grace in receiving

    Many Christmases ago, I was privileged to meet and write about a man who represented the spirit of Christmas better than anyone I had ever known. I was a rookie freelance writer on my first assignment for the Saturday Evening Post. He was a 47-year-old...
  • Reel Critics: 'Narnia' sequel succeeds in special effects

    Reel Critics: 'Narnia' sequel succeeds in special effects
    The third installment of the "Narnia" films seeks to revive the series as a continuing movie franchise. The producers made a real effort to restore the magical qualities of this fantasy adventure tale. They definitely succeed on a technical level. The...
  • Who made this year's DP 103?

    Who made this year's DP 103?
    No. 1 Jim Righeimer You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
  • Mesa Musings: Novels are a labor of love and then some

    Over the last two years I've written the equivalent of a novel. I say "equivalent" because I haven't actually produced a novel. My claim is a bit like the guy who went to a batting cage, slapped 20 grounders, and claimed he'd hit the "equivalent" of a...
  • Longtime Pilot columnist Joseph Bell retires

    Longtime Pilot columnist Joseph Bell retires
    NEWPORT BEACH — After nearly 20 years as a mainstay of the Daily Pilot and a long career as a freelance writer and journalism educator, columnist Joseph N. Bell is retiring. Thursday's "The Bell Curve" column will be his last. "When a time for...
  • John Stege

    JOHN STEGE 10/26/1920-12/28/2010 John Stege Sr. was born in Los Angeles to Art and Clementine Donahue Stege. He was raised in Lancaster, California with his sister Katie (Whidden). While Dad was in the Retail Wholesale Wine and Spirits industry his...