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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Mailbag: Rohrabacher is a good man

    I highly disfavor Michael Miller's recent political hit-column on the character and reputation of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. As a World War II veteran and longtime Orange County resident, I am deeply worried about the left-wing direction of our once-proud...
  • Charles Patrick Catanese

    Charles Patrick Catanese, son of Assunta and Antonio Catanese passed away March 31, 2012 after a long illness. He was one of seven children, born September 15, 1918 in Rochester, PA.  Charles attended Rochester High School in PA and is a graduate of...
  • Loading up for the Battle of Costa Mesa

    Disguised as men, female soldiers slung revolvers and fired cannons alongside their male counterparts in 1861. This is just one of many truths to discover this weekend at the fourth annual Battle of Costa Mesa, a Civil War reenactment event in Costa...
  • The Crowd: Putting on those dancing shoes

    The Crowd: Putting on those dancing shoes
    Cuban heartthrob William Levy, one of the dancers on the current season ofABC's"Dancing With The Stars," was not there. He was, however, overshadowed by Newport's Brett Lawrence, voted "Best Male Dancer" at the recent 2012 Assistance League of Newport-...
  • Edward James Whittier

    Edward James Whittier
    Edward James Whittier August 12, 1928 - December 18, 2011 Edward James (Jim) Whittier was born Aug. 12, 1928, in Superior, Wisconsin, to parents Edward Joseph and Anna Marie Whittier. Jim was the youngest of three, with two older sisters, Margaret Jordan...
  • Classically Trained: Symphony to take on Tchaikovsky, Chopin

    A trip through any of Tchaikovsky's later symphonies is a trip indeed. The Russian composer goes from the tragic to the triumphant, from the reverent to the dejected and doleful. Listening to them is an exercise of the mind into the glories of a past...
  • Community & Clubs: Make a New Year's resolution of service

    Community & Clubs: Make a New Year's resolution of service
    As you make your New Year's resolutions, add this one to your list: Visit a service club and check one out for possible membership. Membership in a service club is an extra 30 minutes a week on a breakfast, lunch or dinner hour for a club meeting filled...
  • Bookmark: Book explores need for female 'BFF' relationships

    During an appearance in late December on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," Jane Fonda was asked which man from her past she would choose to accompany her to a desert island. Would she select a famous ex-spouse like Ted Turner or Tom Hayden? Or would this...
  • Remembering the past

    Remembering the past
    SANTA ANA — A Spanish philosopher once said, "Those who are unaware of history are destined to repeat it." -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly stated that an Italian philosopher said, "Those who are unaware of history...
  • Still jazzing it up at 99

    Still jazzing it up at 99
    Anyone who watched entertainment reels in the 1930s and '40s might know Viola Smith. A musical pioneer, she was one of the first female professional drummers, gaining popularity during World War II. On Friday, her past performances played in black and...
  • Friends Of The Library: The then and now of Costa Mesa's libraries

    A pair of great holiday programs is scheduled at our Costa Mesa libraries in the next two weeks, in addition to the regular children's programming. At the Mesa Verde Library branch, Preschool and Pajama Storytimes are scheduled from 11 to 11:30 a.m....
  • It's a Gray Area: Muslim Americans deserve our understanding

    Recently I attended a fundraising dinner for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel. This stimulating and uplifting event involved more than 1,800 mostly Muslim people celebrating the theme of "Making Democracy...