| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:08 PM
Viola Smith pulled up to her 100th birthday party in a pedi-cab and entered, appropriately, to a drumroll.
As one of the first mainstream female drummers, Smith was a pioneer for women in music who earned her fame during World War II, a breakthrough...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Alvin Otis (A.O.) Smith, 85 passed away quietly October 30, 2011. He was born in Gunter, Texas on April 10, 1926. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II on the U.S.S Iowa. A.O. married Gwendolyn Cox, October 27, 1950. He graduated from North Texas...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:52 AM
Glenn M. Lewis, December 8, 1915 – November 9, 2011
Glenn M. Lewis, longtime resident of Balboa Island, has died at 95. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothea (Dottie), his son Terry Lewis, (Diane), daughter Anne Moloney (Bob), three...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:29 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Former Newport Beach Mayor Doreen Demond Marshall died of natural causes at her home Nov. 9.
The longtime Lido Isle resident, who served on the City Council for nearly a decade, was also known for her charitable contributions. She...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 3:48 PM
Paul Norman Anderson, an unwaveringly devoted family man, painter, poet, early Laguna Beach lifeguard, businessman and 22-year member of the South Coast Water District board died Wednesday at Mission Hospital. He was 84.
Anderson was born May 4, 1927, in...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Eugene Edward Verge
Aug. 23, 1918 – Nov. 27, 2012
Eugene (Gene) Edward Verge, 94, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Newport
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a stroke. He leaves his wife of 17 years,
Shirley (Holdern) Verge; his...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:27 AM
No doubt about it, cooking shows and competitions are popular. Learn more about the stars of these shows by reading a biography of a famous chef. Their success stories have some qualities in common: hard work, high standards, dedication and perseverance....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:11 PM
The scene was quiet in a large lot off Bristol Street, not far from where the 55 Freeway meets the 73. On that weekday afternoon of clear blue skies, there were a handful of workers, no customers and plenty of room for expansion.
The remaining inventory...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Starting at 7 a.m. Nov. 6, Allyson Jones Wong strapped herself into a safety harness and climbed atop a boomlift. Working nonstop until the light ebbed at 5 p.m. almost every day, she overlooked exhaustion and illness.
Her sole focus: to paint.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:24 PM
I know there are a lot of published authors in Costa Mesa. I decided I wanted to find out who they all are, and searched my browser for a nice little list. Not so easy.
So I am going to cheat and ask you for a list of those you know about.
Why am I...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Re. "Chick-fil-A supporters crowd local store (Aug. 2):
Your article proclaiming that Chick-fil-A supporters came out "en masse" to support the company after its president said he believes in the religious definition of marriage is so disingenuous and...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:27 PM
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson delivered a whole-hearted performance for Heart fanatics at Orange County Fair last week.
"This is an opportunity for us all to pour our hearts out together," Ann Wilson said to the nearly filled Pacific Amphitheatre on...