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  • Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011: Remembering famed author's visit to O.C.

    Editor's note: Michael Miller wrote this article on author and columnist Christopher Hitchens when he visited Newport Beach in 2005. Hitchens died Thursday at age 62.
  • City Lights: Meeting halfway on life's gridiron

    City Lights: Meeting halfway on life's gridiron
    Mark Magana never played football in high school. In fact, he didn't play sports at all as a child, except for a little T-ball and track and a few games of soccer. He got most of his exercise when he joined the Army right after high school. Derrick Woods...

    Group sends care packages to troops

    Group sends care packages to troops
    Matt Muggia, a U.S. Marine veteran, remembers the disappointment he felt when he was deployed overseas, opened up a care package and thought he spotted a package of Oreos. But they weren't really Oreos. They were a knock-off brand. "I was totally...

    Injured warrior breaks down barriers

    Injured warrior breaks down barriers
    Still feeling the effects of the nerve damage suffered when her arm broke in half while she was serving in Afghanistan, Marine Sgt. Lorie Yrigoyen stood on the podium on the first day of the Warrior Games, gold medal in hand. The following Thursday,...

    4 Marines killed in combat

    Four more of the city's adopted "Thundering Third" Marines have died in Afghanistan, officials said. Sgt. Brandon Bury, of Grand Prairie, Texas; Lance Cpl. Derek Hernandez, of Bridgeton, Mo.; Cpl. Donald Marler, of Harlingen, Texas; and Sgt. John...