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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • Mailbag: No more excuses from our leaders

    The article "Water official targeted" (March 29) centers not only on alleged improprieties by John Foley, the board chairman of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, but also upon the broad topic of conflict of interest. Merle Moshiri of...
  • Joe Surf: H.B.'s old surfer and the sea

    Joe Surf: H.B.'s old surfer and the sea
    Bob "Lefty" Phillips may or may not be the oldest surfer in Huntington Beach, but according to his granddaughter Ashlee Spuhler, the title is his. At least until someone proves otherwise. Phillips turned 83 this week, and also got out in the water on...
  • 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,"...
  • Man gets life in prison for beating death of veteran

    A Huntington Beach man was sentenced Friday to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of a World War II veteran during a Veterans Day robbery in 2003. Curtis James Hill, 29, Huntington Beach, was found guilty Nov. 1 of...
  • Triangle Park becomes — officially — Triangle Park

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to officially name a park that has been part of the city for about 100 years. Triangle Park, which surrounds the Main Street Library, was recently placed on the city's park inventory list, and the naming...
  • Army's special delivery

    The box arrived on Harold Tor's doorstep in February, nearly 66 years after he left the United States Army with a war won, an arm missing and his 18th birthday still ahead of him. Tor, an 11-year member of American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133,...
  • Mailbag: Plastic bags need to go

    As a resident of Huntington Beach for more than 25 years, and a daily commuter on Pacific Coast Highway both north and southbound, I am appalled at the trash (especially plastic bags!) that accumulates along the entire span of Pacific Coast Highway...
  • City Lights: Sands mix to unite the surfing world

    There's that song "Yesterday's Gone" by the 1960s British duo Chad & Jeremy that goes, "We walked together hand in hand/cross miles and miles of golden sand." The first time I set foot on an English beach, I wondered if they had composed those lyrics...
  • H.B. man faces trial in veteran's death

    Opening statements were scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a Huntington Beach man accused of beating and causing the death of a World War II veteran during a robbery on Veterans Day in 2003, according to the Orange County district attorney's...
  • Milton (Mickey) Michael Flicker

    Milton (Mickey) Michael Flicker
    Milton (Mickey) Michael Flicker 87 Passed away peacefully of natural causes at his home in Huntington Beach California on September 7, 2011. Born in New York City on February 3, 1924 to Polish immigrant parents Benjamin and Ethel Flicker. He served during...