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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Harold Reed Stevens Jr.

    Harold Reed Stevens Jr. Harold Stevens passed away on July 13, 2011 in Huntington Beach. Harold was born November 12, 1924 in Los Angeles to Mary Ruth Stevens and Harold Reed Stevens Sr. Harold was a gymnast and cheer squad member at Bell High School. He...
  • Heartfelt tribute lets McCartney's genius be

    As much as I adore The Beatles, the idea of going to a Paul McCartney tribute concert, even one with a symphony, didn't exactly fill me with excitement. After all, the gems of the John Lennon/McCartney catalog have been covered countless times and...
  • Groups talk church's demolition, salvation

    Groups talk church's demolition, salvation
    The old church building looks forlorn at Warner Avenue and Nichols Street, its windows boarded up and the sign that juts over the sidewalk mostly smashed. From a distance, the structure doesn't give many indications of the role it once played in Orange...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • On Theatre: 'Philadelphia' dated, but good performances abound

    For the final production of its 50th anniversary season, the Westminster Community Theater has chosen a play whose vintage makes WCT look like the new kid on the block. Philip Barry's "The Philadelphia Story" first appeared during that brief period of...
  • 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...