| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:43 PM
I highly disfavor Michael Miller's recent political hit-column on the character and reputation of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. As a World War II veteran and longtime Orange County resident, I am deeply worried about the left-wing direction of our once-proud...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:11 PM
Cuban heartthrob William Levy, one of the dancers on the current season ofABC's"Dancing With The Stars," was not there.
He was, however, overshadowed by Newport's Brett Lawrence, voted "Best Male Dancer" at the recent 2012 Assistance League of Newport-...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 10:52 AM
Edward James Whittier
August 12, 1928 - December 18, 2011
Edward James (Jim) Whittier was born Aug. 12, 1928, in Superior, Wisconsin, to parents Edward Joseph and Anna Marie Whittier. Jim was the youngest of three, with two older sisters, Margaret Jordan...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 7:11 PM
A trip through any of Tchaikovsky's later symphonies is a trip indeed. The Russian composer goes from the tragic to the triumphant, from the reverent to the dejected and doleful. Listening to them is an exercise of the mind into the glories of a past...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 7:09 PM
As you make your New Year's resolutions, add this one to your list: Visit a service club and check one out for possible membership. Membership in a service club is an extra 30 minutes a week on a breakfast, lunch or dinner hour for a club meeting filled...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:17 PM
During an appearance in late December on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," Jane Fonda was asked which man from her past she would choose to accompany her to a desert island.
Would she select a famous ex-spouse like Ted Turner or Tom Hayden? Or would this...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 4:41 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 2:34 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:58 PM
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...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 5:23 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:08 PM
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...