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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chargers' Super Booster

    Chargers' Super Booster
    It was still an hour away from the opening kickoff of the big Edison-Dana Hills game, but Jim Collins was ready for some football. While playing a waiting game, Collins studied the opposition warming up, taking note of it all in reserved silence. He...
  • 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: 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....
  • 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: 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...