| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 6:15 PM
Can't some of your readers get enough of bashing and trashing Muslim Americans?
You have a seemingly innocuous columnist writing about her experience as a Muslim (Mona Shadia) and getting a full onslaught of hate mail from narrow-minded bigots, of...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Willard Clark Fonda
Pebble Beach ~ Willard Clark Fonda, fondly known as "Bill", passed away peacefully on February 18th, at the age of 91 with his beloved family holding vigil. Born in Seattle, WA on June 14, 1920, he was a proud father, grandfather,...
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Carl St.Clair may be more recognizable to Orange County music lovers, but Pacific Symphony President John Forsyte leads the team who makes the music happen concert after concert, season after season.
Forsyte took the symphony's helm in 1998. During his...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Philip E. Arnold 1922-2002
My Dear Husband Phil,
Ten years have passed since you died on June 3, 2002. Unfortunately, at that time none of our family members, including myself could find whatever it takes to compose a notice befitting you. We’re...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 9:40 PM
Add this to the list of potential threats to the economy: prom costs.
As I write this column, my 17-year-old son is preparing to attend his high school prom, and I am trying not to think about how much money we're blowing on one night of teenage revelry....
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:30 PM
A political action committee (PAC) backed by a lobbyist for a trash disposal company has spent more than $10,000 on the reelection campaigns of two Costa Mesa Sanitary District directors, campaign disclosure forms show.
Concerned Californians for...