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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • On Theater: Starting year with Miller dramas

    With the arrival of the new year comes another batch of local stage productions. A pair of Arthur Miller dramas will help get 2011 off and running. The first of these, "The Crucible," bows in Friday at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor Theater. Directed by...
  • Robert Theodore Ramsay (Bob)

    Robert Theodore Ramsay (Bob)
    Navy Cross WWII Vet dies at age 86 in Newport Beach, CA Robert Theodore Ramsay (Bob) – November 28, 1924 – January 14, 2011 Bob was born and raised in Tacoma, WA.  He entered the Marine Corps during WWII to serve his beloved country.  He...
  • Trinkets turn into treasures

    COSTA MESA — There was buried treasure in the backyard just waiting to be dug up. And the family knew it. So one day the granddaughter decided to excavate what her grandmother, an escapee from an oppressive Russian tsarist rule, put in the dirt...
  • My Pet World: Passion for animal protection

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Steve Dale serves on the board of directors of the American Humane Assn. * "Tell the truth and trust the people; they won't let you down," says Robin Ganzert, who last October took over as the new president and chief executive of the...
  • Newport pilot survives crash

    A World War II-era, single-engine plane piloted by a Newport Beach man crashed into a San Luis Obispo creek Thursday morning, leaving him relatively unscathed but his passenger seriously injured, San Luis Obispo County officials said. The pilot,...
  • On Theater: A marvelously manic 'Midsummer' at SCR

    On Theater: A marvelously manic 'Midsummer' at SCR
    Shakespeare still packs 'em in. There wasn't a vacant seat in sight at the opening of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at South Coast Repertory — and after word gets out, there'll likely be few throughout the run. The Bard's most visually attractive,...
  • Benita Helen Egan

    Benita Helen Egan (Bonnie), 76, of Newport Beach, departed this life on February 2, 2011 after a long illness. Bonnie was born on September 27, 1934 in Brainerd, Minnesota.  Her mother Helen Quinlen was widowed early by the loss of her father Clinton...
  • Mailbag: Rohrabacher is a good man

    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...