February 13, 2008
Rep. John Campbell won’t rescind a bill that would cut nearly $2 million in earmarks to Berkeley, despite the City Council’s amending of a resolution that referred to a Marine Corps recruitment center in the city as “uninvited and unwelcome intruders.” The original resolution encouraged “all people to avoid cooperation with the Marine Corps recruiting station,” and applauded those who “may volunteer to impede, passively or actively, by nonviolent means, the work of any military recruiting office located in the city of Berkeley.
August 23, 2003
The speaker at Wednesday night's meeting of the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa needed no introduction. The speaker was 34-year member and retired Marine Corps Gen. Robert Owens, who with his wife, Fran, is moving to Boulder, Colo., this week to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Owens, 86, gave his final craft talk to an overflow audience. Many past club presidents, former members and spouses joined the Rotarians in honoring him. The Anchor Watch scribe for the evening, Terry Rousselot, said: "Owens started out describing graduating from college at 18 years old, then into the Marine Corps career at North Island, San Diego with legendary Pappy Boyington, serving as an honorary pall bearer for Dwight Eisenhower, trading golf tips with Arnold Palmer at a Newport Beach reception, commanding the Marine Corps air wing for the Western U.S., arriving with Fran at Scoffield Barracks, Hawaii on Dec. 7; greeting Spain's King Juan Carlos and his queen at El Toro and supplying the couple with a much-needed carton of Camel cigarettes upon their departure, briefing Robert McNamara in Vietnam about choosing the correct targets of supply barges on the river."
February 9, 2005
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was sent to residents of Newport Beach to be read at last week's Speak Up Newport Mayor's Dinner. The Newport Beach City Council has adopted the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton during the ongoing war in Iraq. It is my distinct honor to commend the Newport Beach community for its continued generosity toward the Marines and sailors of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. Your "Salute to the Troops" is far more than the theme for this year's Mayor's Dinner; it is the quality consistently displayed by the enduring support given to our Marines and their families by the citizens of Newport Beach.
October 5, 2005
Jonathan Bass, a 2002 Newport Harbor High School graduate, was recently promoted to the rank of corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He also received a three-year Good Conduct Medal. Bass, who joined the Marines in August 2001 and graduated from boot camp in October 2002, works in aviation electronics in Beaufort, S.C., where he is stationed. Bass is the son of Jeff and Jeanine Bass of Costa Mesa. Raelyn Drury of Newport Beach is one of 78 Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation recipients from California for the 2005-06 academic year.
January 28, 2008
Howard Everett Wertman born March 7, 1918 in Canton, Ohio and passed away January 25, 2008 at Laguna Hills, California. Howard, best known as Buck, is survived by his wife, Jeanne, of 63 years. He was preceded in death by his son Michael. Survivors who will greatly miss him are: his daughter, Linda Stricker of Dallas, Texas, daughter-in-law, Brooke Wertman Booth of Newport Beach, California, five grandchildren, Mike, Brett, Chris, Stacey and Greg, and six great-grandchildren. Buck was a Colonel in the Marine Corps (retired)
May 25, 2004
June Casagrande It took 10 years, but the annual Balboa Island Parade finally landed a Marine Corps band. "Every year for 10 years we've asked them to participate," said City Councilman Steve Bromberg, a former Marine who serves on the Parade Committee. "They listen to us at first, but then when we tell them the parade is only 2 1/2 blocks long, that's where we lose them." This time was different. Late last year, the Newport Beach City Council, led by Bromberg, unofficially adopted a Marine Corps battalion at Camp Pendleton, the 1st Battalion 1st Marines.
May 5, 2009
A Costa Mesa Cub Scout pack has collected food and toiletries for the marine regiment recently adopted by the city, which the scouts will deliver to City Hall on Friday. Scout Pack 711, based at Christ Lutheran School, is contributing the items for care packages given to troops and their families. It’s part of an ongoing effort sponsored by Costa Mesa to support the 1st Battalion 5th Regiment of the Marine Corps stationed at Camp Pendleton. Pack 711 is made up of first- through third-graders, most of whom go to Christ Lutheran School, according to admissions counselor Lisa Olson.
January 26, 2009
Colonel James W. Donnell, USMC. > > Colonel Donnell was born in Montgomery Alabama in 1922, and enlisted in > the > Marine Corps in early 1941. > He saw service at Pearl Harbor, and throughout the South Pacific, in > WWII, > earning the Purple Heart ribbon at Saipan, and again at Okinawa. > He served in Korea, Lebanon, and in Vietnam, where he earned The Legion > of > Merit. He retired from service in 1973 after a distinguished 32 year > career > in which he was awarded many decorations and campaign ribbons.
September 13, 2000
Newport Beach advertising agency Lawrence, Mayo & Ponder has promoted Andrea Caillier to senior account coordinator. In her new position, she will coordinate a variety of advertising and marketing activities for agency clients Henry Roofing Products, SaveDaily.com and Renkus-Heinz Speakers. Caillier, a Newport Beach resident, joined the agency in 1999 as an account coordinator. Prior to that, she served as an advertising assistant at Guess Handbags in Los Angeles.
February 4, 2004
June Casagrande Balboa Island businesswoman Gail Hammerschmidt is giving a whole new meaning to the name of Marine Avenue. The owner of the Sandpiper, a general store on the island's main drag, is the latest local to jump aboard a plan to reach out and touch members of the city's "adopted" Marine unit in Iraq. Her store has dedicated one end of its counter to those who want to send cards and notes to members of the 1st Battalion 1st Marines -- the city's unofficially adopted Marine Corps unit, now stationed in Iraq.