January 28, 2010
There are, basically, two great military courtroom dramas: Herman Wouk’s “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial” and Aaron Sorkin’s “A Few Good Men.” In the space of two years, the Newport Theater Arts Center has staged both of them — under the same director and featuring the same actor as the twisted authority figure. Gigi Fusco Meese mounted “Caine” in 2008 and now has a powerful production of “Men” on the Newport stage.
November 27, 2009
The City of Costa Mesa has launched a holiday care package drive to welcome home its adopted Marine Corps unit for Christmas, and is seeking donations. The 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment is due home before Christmas from a tour in Afghanistan. The city is seeking donations of nonperishable items, as well as tax-deductible monetary contributions and gift cards for purchases of perishable foods, which will go toward supporting the returning Marines and their families. Suggested nonperishable donations include: stuffing mix, canned vegetables, canned fruit, Jello, coffee, tea, cocoa, non-refrigerated juice, soft drink mixes, such as Crystal Lite, powdered creamer, boxed sugar, packaged cereal, pancake/waffle mix, syrup, cake/dessert mix, snack items such as beef jerky, canned or packaged nuts, dried fruit, granola bars, popcorn/kettlecorn, Pop Tarts, Protein bars, Slim Jims, and sunflower seeds.
September 21, 2009
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation will honor two prominent Southern California business leaders for their patriotism and professional achievements, as well as for their contributions to the country and their local communities. The awards will be presented by the evening's military guest of honor — Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James T. Conway — at the 27th Annual Marine Scholarship Ball on October 17th at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point.
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.
March 31, 2009
Audrey Forrow McIntosh, born July 25, 1923 in Whittier, California passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on March 24, 2009. The daughter of Elwin and Jean Forrow and sister to Bobby Henry and Sue Davis, was a resident of Newport Beach, California for over 65 years. Mrs. McIntosh attended Stanford University before enlisting in the US Marine Corps in 1944 . Stationed at El Toro Marine base Audrey met and married the father of her 3 sons, John Reuben McIntosh.
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.
May 25, 2008
“One unguarded moment — a lifetime of regret.” How often have you seen or heard about an example of that situation? In the heat of the moment, all of us have done some thoughtless, harmful and even dangerous things. Some of us have been fortunate to have escaped our behavior without many adverse consequences, and others have emerged with only a bit of embarrassment. But all too often many of these spur-of-the-moment explosions have resulted in injuries to others, and the loss of friends, family and jobs.
February 28, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — They may be small donations to people who live in affluent Orange County — a bar of soap here, a dry snack here, a few spare CDs or DVDs. But when Lt. Col. Jeff Conner addressed two Newport Beach Rotary Clubs at a special dinner for the Marines on Wednesday, he wanted to make one thing clear: Those donations can mean the world to troops sweltering through another day of duty in Iraq. Conner, the commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines at Camp Pendleton, was honored along with five men from his unit in the Tee Room at the Newport Beach Golf Course.
February 14, 2008
Final tallies of campaign fundraising for 2007 show U.S. Rep. John Campbell is raking in the dough while Democratic challenger Steve Young is running his campaign on a shoestring budget, according to Federal Election Commission documents. Young raised $26,670 last year, all from individual donors. Campbell amassed more than $570,614, including $186,000 from political action committees representing everything from the banking industry to beer wholesalers. Young spent $27,685 last year, much of it on political ads, polling and those charming robotic phone calls everyone loves so much.