RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

World War II (1939-1945)

A collection of news and information related to World War II (1939-1945) published by this site and its partners.

Top World War II (1939-1945) Articles

Displaying items 13-24
  • Center is 'safe haven' for veterans

    Golden West College on Tuesday officially unveiled its first dedicated space for returning veterans, a resource the campus hasn't seen since the Vietnam War. The college held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Veterans Resource Center, a place for...
  • In The Pipeline: Tied together by wartime service

    In The Pipeline: Tied together by wartime service
    "That's the most beautiful thing — that flag," Helen Harris whispered to me in her thick, Greek accent, as the Boy Scouts hoisted Old Glory last week, on a warm, blustery Veterans Day. During World War II, Harris had been the official translator...
  • Natural Perspectives: Spending time in desert area of California

    Vic led his Irvine Valley College Emeritus Program bird class for adults to the Mojave National Preserve this past weekend. I tagged along to take photos and provide a guest lecture on the natural history of the area. We stayed for three days at the...
  • Mailbag: Show stopped for taxpayers' sake

    On behalf of the soldiers of the United States Army Field Band, let me tell you how upset we are that we were unable to perform for the great folks in the Huntington Beach area April 10 ("Show does not go on," April 14). Like many, many Americans, we...
  • Female World War II pilot 'will be sorely missed'

    Female World War II pilot 'will be sorely missed'
    Violet "Vi" Cowden, a Huntington Beach resident who served with the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II and recently became the subject of an award-winning documentary, died Sunday at 94. Cowden died at 8:34 p.m. at Hoag Hospital in...
  • City Lights: Vi's memories won't be lost

    Monday afternoon, I sat in a living room a block from the Huntington Beach shore, surrounded by the effects of the life of Vi Cowden. I may be one of the last people to see them all under one roof. Kim Ruiz, Cowden's only child, invited me to visit...
  • Notable passings of 2010

    The following notable people from the Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley community passed away this year. Juergen W. Bless Bishop Juergen W. Bless did the first blessing at St. Thaddeus Jude Old Catholic Church in Old World Village and served...
  • On Theater: Savagery onstage in Westminster

    On Theater: Savagery onstage in Westminster
    Once upon a time, in the 1930s and '40s, Broadway thrived on large-cast comedies packed with eccentric characters, some of which won Pulitzer prizes ("You Can't Take It With You" in 1937, "Harvey" in 1945). A decade later, John Patrick took his shot...
  • World War II grenade causes school lockdown

    Dwyer Middle School and Smith Elementary School went into lockdown Wednesday morning after a Dwyer student brought a World War II-era hand grenade to campus to show friends, police said. The device appeared to be inert, but the school contacted the...
  • H.B. man found guilty in beating death of veteran

    A Huntington Beach man was found guilty Monday of beating and causing the death of a World War II veteran during a robbery on Veterans Day in 2003. A jury found John Kirk McKinney, 30, guilty of the second-degree murder of Cecil Warren, 77, according...
  • In The Pipeline: This way to the Bolsa Chica Gun Club

    In The Pipeline: This way to the Bolsa Chica Gun Club
    What do Teddy Roosevelt, King Gustaf of Sweden, the Prince of Wales and Pope Pius XII all have in common, as it relates to Huntington Beach? They all visited the Bolsa Chica Gun Club. Opened around 1900 on property that is now the Bolsa Chica wetlands,...
  • Former H.B. councilman Noble Waite dies at 87

    Former H.B. councilman Noble Waite dies at 87
    From politics to religion to business to holiday festivities, it sometimes felt as though Noble Waite touched every aspect of life in Huntington Beach. And some days, it felt as though every side of life congregated at his drugstore — the hub of...