| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:17 PM
It is no simple task to cast a magic spell over a social event.
On Sept. 19 in the garden of Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, the executive team of Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza welcomed 100 guests for a 45th anniversary celebration dinner. The operative...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:27 PM
David Ayers wrote and directed "End of Watch." He also wrote the gritty cop drama "Training Day," which earned Denzel Washington an Oscar for best actor. This new film careens across the screen with all the non-stop action you expect from a serious film...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 11:23 AM
Lloyd Orville Johnson,
having lived a life
that blessed his wife,
children and friends,
went home to be with
his Lord Jesus Christ on
October 12th, 2012 at the
age of 93.
AMemorial Service and
reunion will be held this
17, 2012, 10:30...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:34 PM
At one point during lunch at Big Canyon Country Club on Sunday, as dozens of Marines were enjoying filet mignon and roasted garlic mashed potatoes, somebody asked for all the former Marines to stand up.
The response came right away from all over the...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:10 PM
CALLAHAN, JOHN FRANCIS
John Francis (Jack) Callahan died peacefully at age 94 on Sunday, February 19, 2012, in Laguna Beach, California. Jack resided in Costa Mesa, California since 1960. Jack was a happy, loving and optimistic soul, who lived a storied...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Corona del Mar State Beach and Balboa Pier visitors may soon play volleyball or monkey around on "interpretive play structures" where the beaches' hotly debated fire rings now stand, according to a letter the city of Newport Beach sent to the California...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 9:26 PM
George Ciampa remembers crossing the English Channel to the shores of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, then waiting to disembark his ship.
"There was 4,000 ships out there," he said. "You could see ships getting hit, bodies and debris in the water, and...
| May 29, 2012
Their friends and memories may be slipping away, but World War II veterans could still count on their neighbors Monday.
Hundreds saluted local service members at Costa Mesa's Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park and Mortuary.
Speakers at the 58th...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Willard 'Will" Reece, 89, a retired long time Newport-Mesa Unified School District principal and a lifetime Rotarian, passed away peacefully of natural causes in his Newport Beach, CA home on March 6, 2013. Born in Boise, ID in 1923 as the third son of...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Roger Neth remembers when the Costa Mesa Police Department started with four people. He was one of them. The year was 1953.
The chief had them draw straws. Neth got the short one.
He was then issued serial No. 2. The act officially made him CMPD's...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Warren Barlow Smith 85, 7/17/26 - 2/4/12, Calistoga, CA
Warren passed away peacefully in Napa Valley on Feb. 4th 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Florence and Mumford Smith, his brother, Stanley Smith and his beloved wife, Jeanne McCaffrey...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:57 PM
After hearing "stories" about what was happening at the Costa Mesa Sanitary District, I decided to do some research.
I carefully reviewed two years of directors' minutes, two years of financial information and some existing contracts. I confirmed my...