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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • City Lights: One more reason to be grateful to vets

    City Lights: One more reason to be grateful to vets
    A few years back, the Los Angeles Times wrote a moving story about the death of Britain's last-surviving army veteran of World War I. No, that's not a typo. The man's name was Harry Patch, and he passed away at the age of 111, breaking his country's...
  • 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,...
  • Mailbag: The government beast must diet

    Regarding "Pro tax group gets signs up," Sept. 20: After reading this article, it was crystal clear to me why California cities are collapsing one after another. And Huntington Beach will be next to fall if the electorate does not wake up and see what is...
  • Mailbag: Measure Z not worth the losses

    By now, many people have seen the orange posters around town that say "No on Z." But what exactly is Measure Z? Measure Z proposes the elimination of a property tax that helps to fund the pensions of public employees. Unfortunately for the city and...
  • Sullivan is stepping up to the plate

    He'd rather be playing senior softball. But at 75, Dave Sullivan says he instead wants to help Huntington Beach thrive, and it's why he's running for City Council for the fourth time. The more-than-four-decade resident is worried about the city's fiscal...
  • City Lights: Five generations in a photo

    City Lights: Five generations in a photo
    I remember my great-grandmother a little. She was nearly 100 when I saw her in the nursing home, and my mind retains a sketchy image of a white-haired woman who remained seated and stared bemused at the G.I. Joe toy that I brought to show her. I was 7 or...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: On a mission to save a mission

    The public comment period for the Historic Wintersburg (Warner-Nichols) draft environmental impact report (DEIR) closes on Nov. 19. The DEIR analyzes a proposal to re-zone the roughly five-acre property at the corner of Warner Avenue and Nichols Lane from...
  • 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...
  • More than a place for mail to gather

    More than a place for mail to gather
    Just as she has done for the last 50 years, Jean Hylton, 85, on Monday walked into the small, buttercup-yellow, one-story building on Pacific Coast Highway between 10th and 11th streets. The building wasn't always yellow — it recently underwent...