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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Saturday's Calendar

    Saturday's Calendar
    TODAY Renaud Garcia-Fons Jazz upright double bass virtuoso Renaud Garcia-Fons performs at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Samueli Theater. Tickets are $49. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org. Tree Lighting...
  • Sunday's Calendar

    Sunday's Calendar
    Editor's note: This removes the Island Hotel mid-week specials, which are no longer offered, according to a hotel spokeswoman. TODAY Rriiccee Rriiccee, featuring actor and musician Vincent Gallo, performs at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa...
  • It's A Gray Area: We are a nation of laws, not of men

    What does it mean for us to be a nation of laws and not of men? This mainstay of our republic takes into account that each one of us, whether beggar or scion, or president of a bank — or of the country — is human, and thus vulnerable to...
  • Arts trustee was Northrop president in '80s

    Frank W. Lynch, a founding trustee of the Orange County Performing Arts Center and noted philanthropist whose career at the defense and aerospace contractor Northrop Corp. spanned nearly four decades of the Cold War, has died. He was 88. Lynch, who...
  • 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...
  • Dedicate press box for a legend

    Dedicate press box for a legend
    Back in the day, whenever my Long Beach Wilson water polo team played (and usually beat, by the way) a high school from Newport-Mesa, early the next morning I'd drive down to Orange County to pick up the Daily Pilot. This newspaper covered (and still...
  • 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...
  • Dorothy Ann Young

    Dorothy Ann Young
    Obituary Dorothy Ann Young, 86, passed away on June 30, 2011, peacefully in her bed with family close at hand.  All of her children were able to visit with her in the hours before her passing. Born in San Francisco to Harold and Evelyn Sell on Sept 23,...
  • On Theater: Britain rules in NTAC's 33rd season

    The British are coming — to the Newport Theatre Arts Center next season. Of the six productions just announced for NTAC 33rd season, four of them have their origins in what is now officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...
  • The Crowd: A story about the American dream

    The Crowd: A story about the American dream
    Paul Salata is a living testament to the all-American ideal that hard work, perseverance and a bit of luck will pay off for any person living under the stars and stripes, regardless of race, creed, gender or national origin. "I made it from L.A. to...