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October 10, 2007
Costa Mesa is encouraging people to write letters and cards to welcome back the Army company it adopted last year. To celebrate this month’s return of D Company, 2-25 Aviation Regiment, to its base in Hawaii, the city will send a package including a “thank you” banner and letter of appreciation from the City Council. City workers and community volunteers sent several shipments of gifts and personal items to the unit during its deployment. Information on D Company is available at www.ci.
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By Brianna Bailey | May 9, 2009
At first, police thought the man who stabbed pretty Oleta Hatcher to death at a Costa Mesa motor court in 1956 must have been a knife-wielding maniac, driven to kill by a full moon, or a loud drunk who said too much about women from Texas one night in a Newport Beach bar. In the end, a tall dishwasher from Georgia who had been kicked out of the Army for stealing confessed to stabbing the young Army bride in the chest with a butcher knife before...
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By Jenny Stockdale, Special to the Daily Pilot | March 28, 2012
Army and Navy Academy Cadet Ryan Thomas has received the Silver A. Established by the academy in 1943 as the highest of its recognitions, the award grants honorees with more privileges and freedoms at the oceanfront campus in Carlsbad. Thomas, a senior at the school and a Newport Beach resident, is the grandson of the late John Crean, the noted Newport Beach philanthropist who, along with his wife, enriched the city with the Donna and John Crean Mariners Branch Library, among other contributions.
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By Bradley Zint | December 21, 2012
His time at Harbor View Elementary School's morning flag deck ceremony made him as nervous as just about anything the Army's thrown at him so far. But for Spc. David Gustafson - who served in Afghanistan, Germany and now Fort Drum in upstate New York - it was all in good cheer and in the family. After all, the infantryman was at the Corona del Mar campus as a holiday/birthday surprise for Thomas Marrs, his cousin who turned 10 Friday. After Principal Todd Schmidt announced it was Thomas' birthday, he alluded to Gustafson's service.
NEWS
September 18, 2001
I see from the press that some locality is having trouble with army worms. I had not heard nor thought of army worms for probably 80 years. I had assumed they had disappeared from the face of the earth. Not so. They have reappeared. For the uninformed, army worms are not like the common earthworm with which we are all familiar. Rather, they operate on the surface of the ground and are not the least bit beneficial. I know. When I was a small child, I lived in the little railroad town of Green River, Wyo. One day, with no warning whatsoever, great armies of surface worms appeared, usually in masses about the size of bed sheets.
NEWS
January 25, 2012
Tom Hill 10/8/54 - 1/17/12 Loving father and husband lived in Newport Beach with his family since 1992. His parents, two sisters and their families live in Michigan. Tom was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy and Army and worked for many years as a Neurodiagnostic Technician. He is survived by his wife Virginia and their three sons Kyle, Randall and Kevin.
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By Alan Blank | May 7, 2009
Lt. Dan Choi, an Orange County native and Iraq veteran, found out Wednesday that a board of Army officials is looking into dismissing him from service for violating its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on homosexuality. News of the action led Laura Kanter to stay up most of the night planning a spur-of-the-moment protest on UCI’s Watson Bridge. Kanter is a board member of the fledgling Orange County Equality Coalition, a local activist group that sprung up after Proposition 8 eliminated same-sex marriage in California.
NEWS
November 17, 2004
Andrew Edwards After six decades of volunteer work, Newport Beach's Earl Fusselman still takes time to help out. Fusselman, 87, is a longtime member of the Rotary Club -- he joined the organization in 1944 after his discharge from the Army -- and is also a volunteer with the Newport Beach Police Department. "What can you say about a guy like that?" Rotarian Frank F. Mead III said. "He just keeps going forever." Fusselman served in the Army for four years and rose to the rank of captain.
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By Jim Carnett | February 17, 2014
Fifty years ago this month I joined Uncle Sam's Army. In December of 1963, weeks shy of my 19th birthday, I came to the decision that it was time to take a bold step. I needed to grow up. I figured the best way to do that was to join the military. My father, my two uncles and my grandfather had all served. If the military was good enough for them, well, surely it would be good for me. But which branch? I visited the Santa Ana recruiting offices of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines and had long chats with the recruiters.
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By Jim Carnett | November 25, 2013
I have an Irish friend who considers Thanksgiving to be the best of America's holidays. "No other country gives thanks like the U.S. does," she told me. "It's uplifting. " I agree. Two of my most memorable Thanksgivings, however, were spent outside the boundaries of this good and grateful country. I spent the Thanksgivings of 1965 and 1966 in Seoul, South Korea. I, of course, missed my family back home, but the U.S. Army provided me with two unforgettable celebrations.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo PeƱaloza | August 28, 2013
The Corona del Mar High football coaching staff has been through a lot, a lot of success in its first two years together. In such a short period of time, the staff has led the Sea Kings to consecutive CIF Southern Section Southern Division titles and 12-2 seasons, and one 5-0 season in the Pacific Coast League, the first undefeated league championship campaign in the program's history. The staff, which lost only one assistant from last year, enters its third season at CdM and it isn't breaking up any time soon.
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By Bradley Zint | July 22, 2013
Some things are still hard for David Lester to talk about, as they would be for anyone who's seen his friends die and rivers turn red with blood. Eventually the 94-year-old Costa Mesa resident did open up, in the form of a 400-page manuscript, "A Combat Engineer," detailing his life and World War II experiences in Europe. He has since condensed it into a smaller book that has a strategically placed "Made in America" sticker on the cover. Since last month, Lester has had something new to add to his memoirs: the National Order of the Legion of Honor from the French government.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | June 11, 2013
David Peterson, assistant principal at Costa Mesa High School, walked into Paul Grady's literature class and called Trevor Davis to the door Tuesday afternoon. The 16-year-old sophomore didn't know what was going on until his sister, U.S. Army Pvt. 2 Tyler Davis, donning her battle dress uniform, stepped through the doorway, grabbed him and gave him a hug. Tyler Davis, 19, had arrived in Costa Mesa that day after graduating from her training at Fort Lee, in Virginia. She has a few weeks off before heading to Fort Carson, in Colorado, for more training.
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By Bradley Zint | April 12, 2013
Some 70 years ago, it was an air base without airplanes or even a runway. Rather, the Santa Ana Army Air Base, or SAAAB, served as a nearly 1,300-acre basic training camp where thousands upon thousands of young Americans prepared for war. Starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, the student center at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa will play host to the 37th annual Santa Ana Army Air Base Reunion that, among the festivities this year, has a special...
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By Jill Cowan | March 22, 2013
Crews dredging sediment from the Santa Ana River Marsh in Newport Beach will be working in overdrive to wrap up a project that was scheduled to be complete a few weeks ago. The Army Corps of Engineers, which is pumping "good quality" sediment just offshore and trucking the rest to upland sites, expects to finish by March 31. Previously, the temporary pipeline running across the sand and into the water near 60th Street was scheduled to...
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By Bradley Zint | December 21, 2012
His time at Harbor View Elementary School's morning flag deck ceremony made him as nervous as just about anything the Army's thrown at him so far. But for Spc. David Gustafson - who served in Afghanistan, Germany and now Fort Drum in upstate New York - it was all in good cheer and in the family. After all, the infantryman was at the Corona del Mar campus as a holiday/birthday surprise for Thomas Marrs, his cousin who turned 10 Friday. After Principal Todd Schmidt announced it was Thomas' birthday, he alluded to Gustafson's service.
NEWS
March 30, 2012
A San Diego-based engineering contractor will begin dredging in the Newport Harbor in late April, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Friday. R.E. Staite Engineering, the low bidder for the project, was awarded the $6.3-million contract, said Greg Fuderer, spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles Division. An exact start date had not been selected as of Friday. "The city is excited to start this dredging project after nearly 10 years of planning," Harbor Resources Manager Chris Miller wrote in an email.
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By Jenny Stockdale, Special to the Daily Pilot | March 28, 2012
Army and Navy Academy Cadet Ryan Thomas has received the Silver A. Established by the academy in 1943 as the highest of its recognitions, the award grants honorees with more privileges and freedoms at the oceanfront campus in Carlsbad. Thomas, a senior at the school and a Newport Beach resident, is the grandson of the late John Crean, the noted Newport Beach philanthropist who, along with his wife, enriched the city with the Donna and John Crean Mariners Branch Library, among other contributions.
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