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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Classically Trained: Music for everyone coming to Costa Mesa

    In the coming days, there is something for everyone in Costa Mesa's classical scene: a youth ensemble, an organist, a visiting orchestra and a classic film score. At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, an educational group under...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Whole Foods opens at Fashion Island

    Corona del Mar Today: Whole Foods opens at Fashion Island
    A Whole Foods Market grocery opened its doors Wednesday morning at Fashion Island, drawing hundreds of customers who lined up for a chance to be among the first to explore the 32,000-square-foot shop. "I'm just really excited about having [it] close by,"...
  • Newport council to re-examine uses for City Hall site

    Newport council to re-examine uses for City Hall site
    At its meeting Tuesday night, the Newport Beach City Council will take another look at reuse options for the current City Hall site, gather public input on a Balboa Village revitalization plan and address concerns about nonemergency flyovers. At its last...
  • Newport council scraps RV parking idea

    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...
  • The Crowd: Celebrating a visionary

    The Crowd: Celebrating a visionary
    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...
  • Reel Critics: 'Watch' is tension-filled drama

    Reel Critics: 'Watch' is tension-filled drama
    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...
  • Marines lunch together at Big Canyon Country Club

    Marines lunch together at Big Canyon Country Club
    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...
  • Mailbag: Close JWA to commercial air traffic

    While I applaud the efforts of everyone at the Airport Working Group and Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner in regards to the John Wayne Airport curfew, there is no comfort in your headline, "JWA curfew likely to survive," March 8. Those of us who have...
  • John Francis (Jack) Callahan

    John Francis (Jack) Callahan
    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...
  • Honoring those who fought for our freedom

    Honoring those who fought for our freedom
    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...
  • Willard Reece

    Willard Reece
    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...
  • Public safety personnel honored at BBQ

    Public safety personnel honored at BBQ
    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...