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Iwo Jima veterans recall their experiences

On Feb. 23, 1945, while aboard the USS Cecil attack transport floating near Iwo Jima, Navy corpsman Robert Bergen grabbed a viewfinder and began looking for an American flag that had caused quite a stir a few hours before. The flag was small and placed atop Mount Suribachi, the Japanese island's...

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Artists invited to compete for various projects in Laguna

The Laguna Beach Arts Commission is seeking artists for multiple competitions throughout the city. For a bench project at the Mountain Road beach entrance, professional artists who are at least 18 years old and from California are encouraged to submit images of their previous installations and...

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  • Fairmont Newport Beach hotel sold and rebranded as it awaits renovation and another new name

    Fairmont Newport Beach hotel sold and rebranded as it awaits renovation and another new name

    The Fairmont Newport Beach hotel has been sold for $125 million and is being temporarily rebranded as The Duke Hotel. The buyer has not been disclosed, but in a news release Fairfax, Va.-based Crescent Hotels & Resorts announced it will be managing the 444-room hotel at 4500 MacArthur Blvd., which...

  • Quiet Woman makes a big noise for bartender's 40th anniversary

    Quiet Woman makes a big noise for bartender's 40th anniversary

    Tom Peroutka sat at Table 7 at The Quiet Woman in Corona del Mar for what he thought was going to be a quiet birthday celebration. It was the evening of Jan. 17. Peroutka had turned 65 the day before. Typically, one can find Peroutka behind The Quiet Woman's bar, where he's worked for 40 years....

  • Laguna resident appointed to Trump small-business advisory group

    Laguna resident appointed to Trump small-business advisory group

    Laguna Beach resident Loreen Gilbert, founder and president of Irvine-based WealthWise Financial Services Inc., announced she is one of 19 executives nationwide, and the only one from California, appointed to the Trump Pence Small Business Advisory Council. Executives were selected for the group...

  • Biz News: Charles Schwab leases Newport Beach office

    Newport Beach-based Burnham USA Equities, a developer, owner and manager of commercial real estate, recently helped facilitate Charles Schwab's lease to move to a Newport Beach office, according to a news release. The San Francisco-based banking company is leasing space at 16 Corporate Plaza Drive....

  • Biz News: Newport Beach landscaping firm chosen for $1-billion Texas development

    Biz News: Newport Beach landscaping firm chosen for $1-billion Texas development

    Newport Beach-based Lifescapes International was recently selected as the landscape architect for Bayside, a $1-billion master-planned development containing 262 acres of retail spaces, restaurants, homes and a resort hotel outside of Dallas, according to a news release. The project in Rowlett,...

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