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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Team H.B. not indifferent to seniors

    Dave Sullivan is not being completely honest in his portrayal of our positions on a senior center in the city ("Candidates not being totally honest on senior center," Mailbag, Oct. 14). During a forum in September, we discussed this issue at length with...
  • 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: Candidates not being totally honest

    Does it bother you when political candidates state one position to one group in order to get their vote and then turn around and say just the opposite to another group to get their vote? This is happening now in the Huntington Beach City Council election....
  • 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...
  • Haakenson: Kekai, Reynolds, Verdone to enter hall

    The Surfers Hall of Fame has announced its 2012 class of inductees who will be honored in a ceremony in front of Huntington Surf & Sport on Main Street on Aug. 3, during the weeklongU.S. Openof Surfing. Rabbit Kekai, Dane Reynolds and Andy Verdone will...
  • In The Pipeline: 'Combat' is ready to fire

    Bob Chatt is ready for his close-up — a close-up that comes with a bang. The Huntington Beach-based military antiques collector I spoke with early last year for this column has just finished wrapping up the first four episodes of "Combat Cash,"...