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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Remembering the past

    Remembering the past
    SANTA ANA — A Spanish philosopher once said, "Those who are unaware of history are destined to repeat it." -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly stated that an Italian philosopher said, "Those who are unaware of history...
  • Still jazzing it up at 99

    Still jazzing it up at 99
    Anyone who watched entertainment reels in the 1930s and '40s might know Viola Smith. A musical pioneer, she was one of the first female professional drummers, gaining popularity during World War II. On Friday, her past performances played in black and...
  • Elizabeth Belle Ackelson

    Elizabeth Belle Ackelson November 15, 1917 - January 26, 2012 Cherished mother, grandmother, and beloved friend to many, Elizabeth passed peacefully with her family by her side. Born to Ferne and R.O. Watson in Ash Grove, Illinois; preceded in death by...
  • Jack Butefish

    Jack Butefish
    Jack Butefish August 17, 1932 to January 30, 2012 Jack Butefish passed away from Parkinson’s Disease at Silverado Residence in Newport Beach California on Monday morning. Jack was raised by Clinton and Margaret Butefish who came to California from...
  • James (Jim) Kirkpatrick II

    James (Jim) Kirkpatrick II
    James (Jim) Kirkpatrick II from Newport Beach passed away peacefully at home on November 16th, 2012 at the age of 87. Jim was born April 23rd, 1925 in Norfolk, Virginia.  He graduated from Fishburne Military Academy before earning his Bachelor’s...
  • Reel Critics: 'Lincoln' deserves Oscars vote

    Steven Spielberg is the premier film director of his generation. When he turns his creative spotlight on major historical events, he has no equal. In "Saving Private Ryan" and "Schindler's List," he brought forth the reality of World War II like no...
  • Remembering Iwo Jima

    Remembering Iwo Jima
    Although his memories of Iwo Jima are more than six decades old, Bruce Bender remembered the volcanic ash, the pungent smell of sulfur and oppressive heat with vivid clarity as he sat in his Costa Mesa home this week. Bender was one of the first...
  • Commentary: Readers should give Muslim column a chance

    Can't some of your readers get enough of bashing and trashing Muslim Americans? You have a seemingly innocuous columnist writing about her experience as a Muslim (Mona Shadia) and getting a full onslaught of hate mail from narrow-minded bigots, of...
  • Willard Clark Fonda

    Willard Clark Fonda
    Willard Clark Fonda Pebble Beach ~ Willard Clark Fonda, fondly known as "Bill", passed away peacefully on February 18th, at the age of 91 with his beloved family holding vigil.  Born in Seattle, WA on June 14, 1920, he was a proud father, grandfather,...
  • Friday's Calendar

    FRIDAY Flashback Heart Attack Flashback Heart Attack, an 1980s KROQ cover band, will perform at 9 p.m. at the Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The show is 21 and older only and cover is $5. For more information, visit http://www....
  • 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...