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By Ashley Breeding | May 8, 2009
Dr. Douglas Larche?s Newbery Award-winning play, ?Number the Stars? will get a sparkling theatrical makeover by the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre, which is sure to warm hearts. The story, originally told by author Lois Lowry in book form, takes place in Eastern Europe during World War II, and follows members of the Danish Resistance and a Jewish family?s struggle for survival during the Nazi invasion. For Kenzie McMillan, 16, who plays a member of the Resistance, the play has been an opportunity for her to learn about her own roots.
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By Barbara Diamond | December 20, 2007
One of Laguna’s most revered war veterans, retired U. S. Marine Sgt. Major James G. Law, slipped peacefully into his final posting Dec. 14. He was 87. A celebration of his life will be held in January at the Veterans Memorial Building on Legion St., the date to be announced. “He loved that building,” said Jean Law, his wife of 22 years. The Laws were active members — she of the auxiliaries — of Laguna’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5868 and American Legion Post 222, where he served as adjutant, finance officer, historian and newsletter editor.
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December 9, 2013
Robert Mosier, a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot during World War II, will be the Honored Patriot of the Year for Laguna Beach's 48th annual Patriots Day Parade in March. The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Assn. chose Mosier, 89, after he was nominated by Laguna Beach American Legion Post 222 for the honor, said committee spokeswoman Sandi Werthe. Mosier flew the first troops into Tokyo after the Japanese surrender. After his discharge from the military, he attended UCLA, graduating in 1950 with an electrical engineering degree.
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June 26, 2012
A reported Japanese World War II explosive was disabled in the garage of a Glenneyre home Monday, police said. Residents informed police of a possible explosive device at their home in the 2300 block and officers responded at 6:18 p.m., according to Lt. Jason Kravetz. The residents, who recently bought the house, told police that the previous resident was a World War II veteran. While in their garage, they found what they thought was a small mortar shell. An officer with previous military experience identified it as a possible Japanese explosive from World War II. At the time of the call, police were unable to determine if the device was live, a spotter or practice round or an inert device, Kravetz said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Josh Aden | November 8, 2007
They braved the roiling, stormy seas of the North Atlantic. They jumped aboard sinking ships and saved lives. They ran head-on into flaming magazines of ammunition to put out fires. The accomplishments of the World War II Deep Sea Rescue Tugboats were many, yet these heroes have gotten hardly a footnote in the history books. Laguna Beach Filmmaker Robin D. Williams hopes to change that with his new film, “Mayday! Tugs of War — Europe.” “They’re bona fide heroes,” Williams said.
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By Ashley Breeding | June 13, 2008
The Laguna Beach High School faculty stressed the importance of implementing a sense of history and tradition when it sponsored a Memorial Wall dedication at Dugger Gym on Friday. Four Marine Corps color guards marched in celebration of the wall, which will be located in the historic North Gym, and will honor all Laguna Beach High alumni, faculty and staff, and students who served in the military. The dedication was a surprise to Principal Don Austin, whose grandfather, Gerald Austin, was honored during the ceremony with a plaque and framed American flag, which will be displayed on the wall.
NEWS
April 28, 2010
Dorothy G. FitzSimons, of Zell Drive in Laguna Beach, died Friday, April 23 at age 98. She was born in the London suburb of Hammersmith on September 16, 1911, the daughter of Joseph John Farmer, a Victoria Cross recipient, and Minnie Driver. She was the middle one of three sisters. She survived the London Blitz of WWII and also drove a London ambulance during that period. An avid angler well into her later years, she was a member of the Dana Point Lady Anglers.
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By JoAnne Story | January 18, 2010
How can someone with survivor’s guilt transmit a family’s history---and, should he? Find out when the Laguna Beach Film Society screens, Tickling Leo, Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the South Coast Cinema. Discover what happens when Zak and his girlfriend visit his estranged father, who suffers from dementia, and inadvertently uncover a dark family secret from WWII: an impossible sacrifice Zak's grandfather made to join Rudolph Kasztner's controversial freedom train out of Hungary.
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April 8, 2010
John Harrison Rudolph, longtime Laguna resident, high school basketball coach, teacher, builder and inventor, died March 18, 2010. He was 87 years old. He was born in Atchison, Kansas, and as a boy embraced the outdoor life of sports, hunting and summers fishing in Minnesota. He attended Maryville Teachers College to pursue art and basketball and after seeing combat in Europe and participating in the occupation of Japan following WWII, he returned to school at Missouri and later, Kansas St. John first visited Laguna Beach while stationed at Camp Callan during the war and in 1950, returned with his wife and son to begin teaching art, mechanical drawing, and driver's education at Laguna Beach High School . He also was the varsity Basketball coach, leading the team to the 1953 C.I.F.
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June 11, 2012
Long time Laguna Beach and Aliso Viejo resident, Richard (Dick) Lovejoy Narver, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2012.  Born in Los Angeles on May 14, 1923 to Alice Vida and David Lee Narver and grew up in Beverly Hills.  After serving in the Navy during WWII, Dick completed his studies in 1945 at Stanford University where he was a water polo star and a Beta Theta Pi member. He met and married his beloved wife, Grace Powell Narver while working as an insurance salesman in Portland, Oregon.  In 1952, they moved to Southern California with their infant daughter, Lindy.   While living in San Gabriel, their second daughter, Ellen, was born.  Over the years, they resided in San Gabriel, Altadena, Pasadena, and Three Arch Bay, before finally joining The Covington community in Aliso Viejo.  His wife Grace and brother David (Lee)
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December 9, 2013
Robert Mosier, a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot during World War II, will be the Honored Patriot of the Year for Laguna Beach's 48th annual Patriots Day Parade in March. The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Assn. chose Mosier, 89, after he was nominated by Laguna Beach American Legion Post 222 for the honor, said committee spokeswoman Sandi Werthe. Mosier flew the first troops into Tokyo after the Japanese surrender. After his discharge from the military, he attended UCLA, graduating in 1950 with an electrical engineering degree.
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June 26, 2012
A reported Japanese World War II explosive was disabled in the garage of a Glenneyre home Monday, police said. Residents informed police of a possible explosive device at their home in the 2300 block and officers responded at 6:18 p.m., according to Lt. Jason Kravetz. The residents, who recently bought the house, told police that the previous resident was a World War II veteran. While in their garage, they found what they thought was a small mortar shell. An officer with previous military experience identified it as a possible Japanese explosive from World War II. At the time of the call, police were unable to determine if the device was live, a spotter or practice round or an inert device, Kravetz said.
NEWS
By Ashley Breeding | May 8, 2009
Dr. Douglas Larche?s Newbery Award-winning play, ?Number the Stars? will get a sparkling theatrical makeover by the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre, which is sure to warm hearts. The story, originally told by author Lois Lowry in book form, takes place in Eastern Europe during World War II, and follows members of the Danish Resistance and a Jewish family?s struggle for survival during the Nazi invasion. For Kenzie McMillan, 16, who plays a member of the Resistance, the play has been an opportunity for her to learn about her own roots.
NEWS
By Ashley Breeding | June 13, 2008
The Laguna Beach High School faculty stressed the importance of implementing a sense of history and tradition when it sponsored a Memorial Wall dedication at Dugger Gym on Friday. Four Marine Corps color guards marched in celebration of the wall, which will be located in the historic North Gym, and will honor all Laguna Beach High alumni, faculty and staff, and students who served in the military. The dedication was a surprise to Principal Don Austin, whose grandfather, Gerald Austin, was honored during the ceremony with a plaque and framed American flag, which will be displayed on the wall.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | December 20, 2007
One of Laguna’s most revered war veterans, retired U. S. Marine Sgt. Major James G. Law, slipped peacefully into his final posting Dec. 14. He was 87. A celebration of his life will be held in January at the Veterans Memorial Building on Legion St., the date to be announced. “He loved that building,” said Jean Law, his wife of 22 years. The Laws were active members — she of the auxiliaries — of Laguna’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5868 and American Legion Post 222, where he served as adjutant, finance officer, historian and newsletter editor.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Josh Aden | November 8, 2007
They braved the roiling, stormy seas of the North Atlantic. They jumped aboard sinking ships and saved lives. They ran head-on into flaming magazines of ammunition to put out fires. The accomplishments of the World War II Deep Sea Rescue Tugboats were many, yet these heroes have gotten hardly a footnote in the history books. Laguna Beach Filmmaker Robin D. Williams hopes to change that with his new film, “Mayday! Tugs of War — Europe.” “They’re bona fide heroes,” Williams said.
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