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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Sam Perricone dies at 91; giant of citrus industry

    Sam Perricone dies at 91; giant of citrus industry
    By the time he was 16 in 1936, Sam Perricone was picking and packing lemons in Corona and Riverside and then hauling them to Los Angeles in his small pickup truck to sell at the Grand Central Market.
  • 'New' artist hits Old World

    'New' artist hits Old World
    When Ernst Wille was alive, his former student, Rolf Goellnitz, bought several of his paintings — partly because he admired the German artist's work, partly because he wanted to help Wille fund his latest artistic endeavors. Now, the owner of...

    His legacy is all around

    His legacy is all around
    Donald McLean Williamson, an architect whose works included Tivoli Terrace and the Forum Theater on the Festival of Arts grounds, died July 23 in his home after a long illness. He was 96. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Forum...

    Service not to be forgotten

    There is a 94-line statement about Memorial Day outside Huntington Beach City Hall that says more than any editorial the Independent could ever write. That is the city's war memorial, which displays the names of 94 Huntington Beach residents who died...

    Natural Perspectives: Make it bloom this Memorial Day

    Natural Perspectives: Make it bloom this Memorial Day
    This coming Memorial Day weekend is a three-day holiday. What this often means for most of the country is that it's time to dust off the barbecue and get ready for summer cookouts. Since we have that beach party thing going on all year in our wonderful...