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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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: 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...
  • Community seen through calendars

    Community seen through calendars
    While the contention goes on over Sunset Beach's recent annexation by Huntington Beach, Pat Thies is busy living in the past. Just as she does for a few months every year. Thies, who frequently visited Sunset throughout her life and moved there a decade...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'We did our part'

    'We did our part'
    Masao Masuda keeps a notebook in his dining room drawer containing a photo of the last time he saw his brother Kazuo. The picture, which Masao took in 1941, shows Kazuo and their brother Takashi, along with several sisters and a niece, at the Santa Fe...
  • H.B. man found guilty for murder of WWII veteran

    A Huntington Beach man was found guilty Tuesday of murdering a World War II veteran during a robbery on Veterans Day in 2003, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Curtis James Hill, 29, faces life in prison without the possibility...