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By: Michael Miller | August 18, 2005
The Second World War will finally end at St. Joachim Parish School this September. For the last two years, the Costa Mesa church and private school has been engaged in the process of demolishing its aging buildings and replacing them with state-of-the-art facilities. Among the structures that came down last year were buildings that had served as barracks at the Santa Ana military base in the 1940s. When students return for class on Sept. 8, they will find more than 30,000 square feet of new facilities: a two-story classroom and office building and the school's first-ever gymnasium, both of which are in the final stages of construction.
NEWS
October 9, 2001
Yes, I think El Toro should be turned back into a Marine Corps Air Station ("Attacks could drive rethinking of El Toro," Sept 18). I don't think that it ever should have been closed down in the first place. My first thought when the attacks happened was that I felt much safer when El Toro was an air base, when Tustin was a Marine base, when Los Alamitos was still in full force, and we had what seemed to be a lot of available protection around us. I feel extremely vulnerable and open to attack right now. I would be totally in favor of it being a Marine base again.
NEWS
September 18, 2001
NEWPORT BEACH -- The city's once unshakable support for an airport at the closed El Toro Marine base could be called into question after last week's terrorist attacks in New York City and near Washington, D.C. Councilman John Heffernan said he plans to bring up the topic at next Tuesday's council meeting. At issue, he said, is whether stepped-up national defense and talk of war should change the city's position on El Toro. "This is no longer business as usual," Heffernan said.
NEWS
September 13, 2001
Paul Clinton NEWPORT-MESA -- Tuesday's terrorist attacks -- the biggest story of a lifetime -- are having unexpected consequences on Orange County's biggest story -- the El Toro airport debate. In a blistering attack on his colleagues, Supervisor Tom Wilson said he was disappointed that consideration of the airport for the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station was not postponed past a planned hearing next week. The board voted in closed session Tuesday to move ahead with a final vote scheduled for Monday, without going through a much-anticipated safety report from the Federal Aviation Administration.
NEWS
September 23, 2001
"You can't tell me we couldn't afford a nice two-bedroom apartment for what we pay here. But our credit is so bad, nobody will rent to us." -- Michelle Slack, on living with her boyfriend, Steve Wright, and their three kids in a $250 a week room at the Costa Mesa Motor Inn. Slack and Wright are struggling to create healthy lives with the help of a group at Mariners Church. "I feel it's my duty to document everything in an event I'm hired to cover.
NEWS
August 15, 2007
Was born in Ryegate, Montana on June 2, 1921 and died in Irvine, California on August 2, 2007.   A lifelong nonsmoker, she died at the age of 86 of respiratory failure due to interstitial lung disease.       Marjorie’s childhood was strongly influenced by the great depression that forced her attorney father to migrate with his family around the northern Midwest looking for work.   The family suffered many privations until they finally settled in Millersburg, Indiana where her father found a steady job working for the railroad.
NEWS
By M.H. Millard | August 30, 2010
Putting caps on flights and flight times at John Wayne Airport are just fingers in the dike. If nothing more than that is done, JWA is going to eat up parts of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach and make life even more miserable and dangerous for those living under the flight paths. What is needed is an alternative location for an airport that makes sense. Consider now that the Secretary of Defense is cutting back on our military and also consider that the Marines will be relying less on sea-borne assaults in the future (they're already fighting in deserts far from oceans)
NEWS
February 5, 2003
I'm not the crying type. I don't get emotional and I don't like to hug. But Friday night, I was not myself. Last week, I had the exceptional opportunity to join the Spence family of Newport Beach in bidding their son Cass good-bye at Camp Pendleton, where he and his battalion of Marine reservists were readying for a tour overseas. I was always raised to believe in peace and goodness and usually frowned upon war. My grandfather served in the military and our family has a very real respect for the armed forces, but the Vietnam War, and the climate that surrounded it, made a lasting impression on my mom. And as her daughter, I have been influenced by her outlook.
FEATURES
By By Elia Powers | November 4, 2005
Volunteers fix up 13-by-13 rooms at former Marine base for Hurricane Katrina victims.Interior designers are notorious "dreamers," Costa Mesa-based designer Linda Frese said. They crave open spaces and unlimited budgets. Few would think of fixing up identical 13-square-foot rooms inside converted military barracks as their dream job. But this fall, at the closed-down Tustin Marine Corps Air Station, duty calls for Frese, Newport Beach interior designer Tracie McCloskey and other Orange County residents.
NEWS
April 17, 2005
Elia Powers When hundreds of former cadets, officers and civilians return to Costa Mesa on April 30 for the 30th annual Santa Ana Army Air Base Wing reunion, conversations will likely begin and end with memories of the 1,336-acre military base. In the late 1930s, as training facilities increasingly became a priority for the United States Army Air Corps, Southern California became a potential site. U.S. military officials gave approval for the base early in 1941.
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OCNOW
By Paloma Esquivel | November 12, 2013
Orange County Great Park designer Ken Smith was hired for his vision. When he looked out at 1,300 acres of runways and abandoned buildings at a former military base in Irvine, he imagined a gathering place that could provide a center to this sprawling county, rivaling New York's Central Park and San Diego's Balboa Park. But after years of designing an ambitious park, for which he and his team were paid millions, it seems increasingly likely that Smith's vision will be pushed aside in favor of a more pragmatic plan.
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NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | July 11, 2011
COSTA MESA — On top of serving deep-fried treats, games, outdoor concerts and carnival rides, the Orange County Fair generates more than 3,000 summertime jobs, fair officials said. The 2011 fair, which opens Friday at the Orange County Fairgrounds and runs Wednesdays through Sundays until Aug. 14, hires about 1,200 new temporary employees, said Steve Beazley, OC Fair & Event Center chief executive and president. In addition, a multiplier effect of spending and activity produced by the fair's thousands of visitors and employees generates the equivalent of another 2,112 jobs, according to a report by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
NEWS
By M.H. Millard | August 30, 2010
Putting caps on flights and flight times at John Wayne Airport are just fingers in the dike. If nothing more than that is done, JWA is going to eat up parts of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach and make life even more miserable and dangerous for those living under the flight paths. What is needed is an alternative location for an airport that makes sense. Consider now that the Secretary of Defense is cutting back on our military and also consider that the Marines will be relying less on sea-borne assaults in the future (they're already fighting in deserts far from oceans)
NEWS
By Chris Caesar | March 31, 2008
Without the telltale beakers and Bunsen burners, many would mistake Corona Del Mar teacher Tom Lash’s science classroom as one more correctly suited for a history or civics lesson. Stickers and posters advertising Greenpeace, progressive radio stations, and other messages critical of the status quo sprinkle throughout his classroom, reflecting the deep values Lash says he’s held since childhood. It was only in 2000, however, when the Huntington Beach resident decided to enter his hat into the ring and challenge Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in the 46th district, after a friend of his encouraged him to run on the Green Party ticket.
NEWS
August 15, 2007
Was born in Ryegate, Montana on June 2, 1921 and died in Irvine, California on August 2, 2007.   A lifelong nonsmoker, she died at the age of 86 of respiratory failure due to interstitial lung disease.       Marjorie’s childhood was strongly influenced by the great depression that forced her attorney father to migrate with his family around the northern Midwest looking for work.   The family suffered many privations until they finally settled in Millersburg, Indiana where her father found a steady job working for the railroad.
FEATURES
By By Elia Powers | November 4, 2005
Volunteers fix up 13-by-13 rooms at former Marine base for Hurricane Katrina victims.Interior designers are notorious "dreamers," Costa Mesa-based designer Linda Frese said. They crave open spaces and unlimited budgets. Few would think of fixing up identical 13-square-foot rooms inside converted military barracks as their dream job. But this fall, at the closed-down Tustin Marine Corps Air Station, duty calls for Frese, Newport Beach interior designer Tracie McCloskey and other Orange County residents.
NEWS
By: Michael Miller | August 18, 2005
The Second World War will finally end at St. Joachim Parish School this September. For the last two years, the Costa Mesa church and private school has been engaged in the process of demolishing its aging buildings and replacing them with state-of-the-art facilities. Among the structures that came down last year were buildings that had served as barracks at the Santa Ana military base in the 1940s. When students return for class on Sept. 8, they will find more than 30,000 square feet of new facilities: a two-story classroom and office building and the school's first-ever gymnasium, both of which are in the final stages of construction.
NEWS
April 17, 2005
Elia Powers When hundreds of former cadets, officers and civilians return to Costa Mesa on April 30 for the 30th annual Santa Ana Army Air Base Wing reunion, conversations will likely begin and end with memories of the 1,336-acre military base. In the late 1930s, as training facilities increasingly became a priority for the United States Army Air Corps, Southern California became a potential site. U.S. military officials gave approval for the base early in 1941.
NEWS
February 5, 2003
I'm not the crying type. I don't get emotional and I don't like to hug. But Friday night, I was not myself. Last week, I had the exceptional opportunity to join the Spence family of Newport Beach in bidding their son Cass good-bye at Camp Pendleton, where he and his battalion of Marine reservists were readying for a tour overseas. I was always raised to believe in peace and goodness and usually frowned upon war. My grandfather served in the military and our family has a very real respect for the armed forces, but the Vietnam War, and the climate that surrounded it, made a lasting impression on my mom. And as her daughter, I have been influenced by her outlook.
NEWS
October 9, 2001
Yes, I think El Toro should be turned back into a Marine Corps Air Station ("Attacks could drive rethinking of El Toro," Sept 18). I don't think that it ever should have been closed down in the first place. My first thought when the attacks happened was that I felt much safer when El Toro was an air base, when Tustin was a Marine base, when Los Alamitos was still in full force, and we had what seemed to be a lot of available protection around us. I feel extremely vulnerable and open to attack right now. I would be totally in favor of it being a Marine base again.
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