| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:04 PM
The Costa Mesa Sanitary District board of directors appointed Arlene Schafer on Friday morning to fill a vacancy created after a recent resignation.
She will serve out the remainder of former Director Jim Fitzpatrick's term, which runs until December...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 8:21 PM
He's been gone 27 years.
Can it really be nearly three decades since my wife, Hedy, and I sat in his memorial service in a Costa Mesa church? A mentor to both of us, Sam Peterson was truly an unusual and remarkable human being.
I was 41 when he died,...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 8:22 PM
On Saturday, more than 30 members of the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa will be sprucing up more than 2,500 carrotwood tree seedlings in preparation of presenting them to third-graders in all 21 public and 15 private schools within the boundaries of the...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:41 AM
For some in Newport-Mesa, the 85th annual Academy Awards telecast may have prompted a three-word response: "Oh, hey, guys."
Within minutes of the show's beginning, William Shatner, who recently brought his one-man show to the Segerstrom Center for the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:50 AM
May 8, 1918 - February 26, 2013
Hal Lehman, 94, a 55-year resident of Newport Beach, died peacefully after a long illness, at his Lido Isle home, surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
Hal, the only surviving son of Gladys and...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 3:52 PM
July 13, 1917- March 4, 2013
Miss Gene Dulin, 95, of Newport Beach, California passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, March 4, 2013.
Gene was born in Missouri, the only child of Eugene and Myrtle (Starling) Dulin.
Her father died...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 6:13 PM
Although his memories of Iwo Jima are more than six decades old, Bruce Bender remembered the volcanic ash, the pungent smell of sulfur and oppressive heat with vivid clarity as he sat in his Costa Mesa home this week.
Bender was one of the first...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:03 PM
During the 1950s, Southern California culture was ablaze with anything considered chic, sophisticated and novel. Artists, designers and architects were pushing boundaries in style, design, architecture and invention.
World War II was over, and the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Shirley Marie Kahan, 89, died peacefully at home on Sunday, February 24, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Shirley was born on April 13, 1923 in Seattle, Washington to Leata Fern and Lowell Burton Jackson. She grew up on the Jackson family farm in...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:37 PM
While Newport Beach City Council members disagreed Tuesday night about various aspects of the Balboa Village Master Plan — including its name — there was one idea floated in it that they were all willing to let sink: recreational vehicle...