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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • John W. Watts

    John W. Watts
    John W. Watts 1925 - 2011 As the dates reveal, this was a life of 85 years. But, to those who knew John W. Watts, it meant so much more. He blessed this life, and those that knew him, with wisdom, kindness, unconditional love, and a wonderful sense of...
  • Mesa Musings: The watchful eyes of George and Abe

    Have you ever been duped by an optical illusion? Of course you have. So have I. An optical illusion is described as a visually perceived image that differs from objective reality. Information that's gathered by the eye is processed by the brain in...
  • Barbara Gail Knox

    KNOX, BARBARA GAIL February 13, 1932-March 11, 2011 Barbara Gail Edwards was born in the country town of Tipton, Oklahoma on February 13, 1932 to Emmitt Cecil Edwards and Ernestine Thelma Edwards.   As a child she earned her spending money by collecting...
  • Veterans speak to Corona del Mar students

    CORONA DEL MAR — In a sea of teenagers, veterans from the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy stood out every few feet along long tables that filled up the Corona Del Mar High School gym. The veterans wore suits and ties or regular clothes, and a...
  • Comments & Curiosities: It's 'not your grandfather's Cinquecento'

    They're back. No, not poltergeists. It's hard enough to know when they're here, let alone when they're back. We're talking about the Fiat 500, or as it's called in my family, the Cinquecento — the tiny little Italian car that changed the world....
  • James Tamburro Sr

    James Tamburro Sr
    James Tamburro, Sr. 11/11/18 – 3/9/11 James Tamburro, Sr. was born November 11, 1918, the last of eight children of Domenic and Elvira Tamburro of Verona, PA. In 1938 he graduated from Verona High School and later served in the Navy during WWII...
  • Tuesday's Calendar

    Tuesday's Calendar
    TUESDAY Weight-Loss Program Priestley Family Chiropractic is having an informational workshop about its doctor-supervised weight-loss program at 6 p.m. at the practice, 3 Corporate Plaza, Suite 200, Newport Beach. For more information, (949) 640-7030....
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Off-season lifeguards essential to saving lives

    To cut the permanent staff of lifeguards in Newport Beach as a guise for saving money is the stupidest thing I have ever heard ("Off-season lifeguards may be reduced," April 19). Between Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, Chief Mike Morgan and City Manager...
  • Mesa Musings: The horrors of only 70 years ago

    He was one of the most merciless human beings ever to walk the planet, yet you've likely never heard of him. The late Rudolf Höss made personal and career choices that were disturbing beyond belief. Two years ago Hedy, my wife, and I visited the...
  • 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...
  • Students on board for 'South Pacific'

    Students on board for 'South Pacific'
    Corona del Mar High School is bringing the best of Broadway to Newport Beach with a show that will enchant romance junkies, musical enthusiasts and World War II buffs alike. High school students will be performing Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein'...