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By Imran Vittachi | February 16, 2012
The Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet of Korea are the South Korean people's roving goodwill ambassadors. On Wednesday night, before a sold-out Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, the 32 members of the troupe's present-day generation of child performers brought their message of peace to Orange County, delighting their audience with a performance that featured a repertoire of Korean folk dances. During the two-hour show, the children - mostly girls ranging from 9 to 15 years old - changed in and out of an array of brilliantly colored costumes.
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January 22, 2013
Victor M Matloff 5/26/1928-1/17/2013 Born Los Angeles, graduate of the University of Southern California, served as a fighter pilot in the Korean War and was a retired United Airlines Captain. He is survived by his wife Susan Matloff, daughter Julie Conway, and 3 grandchildren, Corinne, Colette and James. In lieu of flowers, please be generous to Canine Companions for Independence (cci.org).
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October 12, 2000
WHAT HAPPENED: Mike Fine, assistant superintendent of business services, updated the board and the public on various legislative bills that were passed or vetoed since the Legislative session closed Aug. 31. WHAT IT MEANS: While none of the bills are particular to Newport-Mesa, Fine informed the board that 16 bills were passed, including a bill revising the age of admission to kindergarten by one month. In 2004, a child would have to be 5 years old before Sept.
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January 15, 2001
WHAT HAPPENED Educators from Costa Mesa's sister city of Wyndham, Australia, who are visiting the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, were introduced to the school board at last week's meeting. WHAT IT MEANS The Aussie educators are visiting as part of an exchange program that began four years ago. In July, delegates from the Newport-Mesa district visited Wyndham for two weeks during their summer vacation. Now, while the Australian schools are out for their summer vacation, representatives from Wyndham are visiting Newport-Mesa.
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October 13, 2010
Hamilton, Charles Pelin, 81, passed away on Oct. 5, 2010. Chuck was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and moved to California in 1960. He served in the Korean War and was a Sergeant with the Costa Mesa Police Department, where he patrolled for 28 years. Chuck is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia; sons Charles and Robert; daughters Susan Karr and Elizabeth Koos; 5 grand-children; and 2 great grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 2:30 p.m. at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Costa Mesa.
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October 20, 2010
Barney Bloom passed away October 18th after a brief illness. Mr. Bloom was born in Canada. He lived most of his adult life in New York and served in the Korean War.  He was an accomplished artist and actor. Known for his powerful personality and beautiful voice he has left his family with loving memories to commemorate his life. He is survived by his Brother Hy Bloom, son David and daughter in law Amanda, his daughter Sandi Bloom Frank, his to grandsons and two grandaughters as well as his two nieces.
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October 9, 2010
FRENCH, JOHN TIMMONS, 79, of Newport Beach, passed away September 30, 2010 from acute myelocytic leukemia. Born August 9, 1931 in Sacramento, California to Jack and Helen French, he will be remembered as a charismatic, loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend. Jack was a veteran of the Korean war and went on to enjoy an esteemed career in the mortgage business for 45 years. Jack's life reflected a dedication to hard work, a devotion and a generosity to all who were in his life.
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July 6, 2011
Richard Brace Richard Frederick Brace died, Monday, July 4, 2011 in Littlerock, California at the age of 82, after a long illness. He was born in San Francisco on June 25, 1929, and grew up in Costa Mesa and Anaheim. He ran track and played football at Newport Harbor High School and Fullerton Junior College. He served as a flight engineer on a B-29 crew in the Korean War and then worked for Pacific Telephone Company and later was a truck driver for Consolidated Freightways Trucking Company.
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November 11, 2000
Young Chang With hymns and the tinkle of chimes hung on a branch, loved ones on Friday honored and remembered Richard Warren Knapp, a veteran of the Korean War who passed away Nov. 1. He was 70. Just one day before Veterans Day, Knapp's family remembered his life. At the conclusion of the service held at Pacific View Memorial Park in Newport Beach, a Navy honor guard stood at attention, saluting in Knapp's direction as "Taps" played in the background.
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April 16, 2002
June Casagrande NEWPORT BEACH -- Just as they once waited in the water for a chance to make a difference, veterans of Air Force crash boat crews have waited for decades for a chance to have their story told. They wait no more. Thanks to a Newport Beach woman, veterans of Air Force boats in World War II and the Korean War have taken their place in history. Kathy Leek, public relations director for Adventures at Sea in Newport Beach, has produced the documentary "Crash boats: Air Force Sailors in WWII & Korea."
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By David C. Henley | January 22, 2014
The doughy LSTs, or landing ship tanks in military parlance, were the U.S. Navy's amphibious landing workhorses of World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. Flat-bottomed and keel-less, the 328-foot LSTs, their guns blazing, crawled onto enemy-held beaches through sand, mud and coral reefs, opened their two massive "clamshell" bow doors and sent ashore deadly loads of tanks, jeeps, heavily armed troops, weapons and ammunition....
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By Bradley Zint | July 18, 2013
The white primer paint had gotten on his hands, feet and legs - even his face - but Pete Carolan maintained a steady pace and concentration as he applied it to the jet fighter. Fortunately for the retired Navy SEAL, the mixture could be washed off with water. Carolan was part of a team Wednesday working toward restoring the Grumman F9F Panther in the Lions Park playground. The former Korean War-era plane has been a fixture in the downtown Costa Mesa park since 1960. Costa Mesa police Sgt. Vic Bakkila, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, and longtime resident Al Bernstein are helping to lead the restoration effort.
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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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January 22, 2013
Victor M Matloff 5/26/1928-1/17/2013 Born Los Angeles, graduate of the University of Southern California, served as a fighter pilot in the Korean War and was a retired United Airlines Captain. He is survived by his wife Susan Matloff, daughter Julie Conway, and 3 grandchildren, Corinne, Colette and James. In lieu of flowers, please be generous to Canine Companions for Independence (cci.org).
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By Imran Vittachi | February 16, 2012
The Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet of Korea are the South Korean people's roving goodwill ambassadors. On Wednesday night, before a sold-out Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, the 32 members of the troupe's present-day generation of child performers brought their message of peace to Orange County, delighting their audience with a performance that featured a repertoire of Korean folk dances. During the two-hour show, the children - mostly girls ranging from 9 to 15 years old - changed in and out of an array of brilliantly colored costumes.
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July 6, 2011
Richard Brace Richard Frederick Brace died, Monday, July 4, 2011 in Littlerock, California at the age of 82, after a long illness. He was born in San Francisco on June 25, 1929, and grew up in Costa Mesa and Anaheim. He ran track and played football at Newport Harbor High School and Fullerton Junior College. He served as a flight engineer on a B-29 crew in the Korean War and then worked for Pacific Telephone Company and later was a truck driver for Consolidated Freightways Trucking Company.
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January 6, 2011
George Pappas, 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 30, 2010 surrounded by his family.  He was born in Follansbee, West Virginia, October 28, 1925.  He graduated from University of Dayton in 1943.  George served in the Army in 1944 and was a veteran of the Korean War.  George proudly worked for and retired from the City of Newport Beach after 30 plus years of service as Finance Director.  George was a faithful member and served on the usher team at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church.
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By Jim Carnett | November 30, 2010
"In the spring … kings go off to war," the author of 2 Samuel wrote three millennia ago. Lee crossed the Potomac and invaded the Union in June 1863; Hitler ran roughshod over France in May 1940; and North Korea invaded the South in June 1950. (The attack on Pearl Harbor is an obvious exception to this rule.) Thank goodness it's December! I'm guessing that despite the recent saber rattling on the Korean peninsula, North Korea isn't an imminent threat to push south.
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By Amy Senk | November 13, 2010
Harbor View Elementary School students honored veterans Tuesday in an assembly that included songs, stories and tributes to men and women who have served and are serving the United States of America. "We want you to understand," said Stan Jones, who has a granddaughter in sixth grade at the school. "Let me tell you kids, we went because we love our country, but you are our country. We went for you guys so you don't have to go again. " Jones said he joined the service at the age of 18 — 66 years ago. The year was 1944.
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October 20, 2010
Barney Bloom passed away October 18th after a brief illness. Mr. Bloom was born in Canada. He lived most of his adult life in New York and served in the Korean War.  He was an accomplished artist and actor. Known for his powerful personality and beautiful voice he has left his family with loving memories to commemorate his life. He is survived by his Brother Hy Bloom, son David and daughter in law Amanda, his daughter Sandi Bloom Frank, his to grandsons and two grandaughters as well as his two nieces.
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