March 20, 2003
Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Gregory G. Clark, son of Huntington Beach resident Bertha Hammond, was recently called to active duty. He is part of the largest ground combat element in the Marine Corps ... Navy officer Jason A. Ready, a 1996 graduate of Edison High School in Huntington Beach, recently departed to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf ... Katelyn E. Puishys of Huntington Beach has made the honor roll at the...
April 19, 2007
Huntington Beach Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s older brother, Kim, died this morning of complications from cancer at Fountain Valley General Hospital, the congressman’s office said. Kim Rohrabacher, the congressman’s only sibling, was 62. He served eight years in the Marine Corps and later worked as a transportation specialist, mainly for Northrop Aircraft. Rep. Rohrabacher flew in from Washington, D.C., Wednesday night to be with his brother, whom he said was known for his “generosity and charitable spirit.
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.
November 20, 2003
Gregory M. Cloney, a 1982 graduate of Edison High School, was recently promoted to chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy. While serving in the ranks of petty officer first class, Cloney became a candidate for promotion to chief petty officer by passing a written exam. A selection committee, comprised of other high-ranking chief petty officers and commissioned officers, then selected Cloney from among other top candidates based upon his leadership and professional abilities.
February 13, 2003
Mehrdad Moarefian, son of Huntington Beach residents Zahra and Mohsen Moarefian, has completed basic training for the U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego Adam E. Nickel, son of Huntington Beach resident Tina Nickel, has completed basic training for the U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego. ... Randall L. Horner, brother of Huntington Beach resident Derek J. Horner, is on a six-month deployment, assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C. ... Marine Cpl. Conrad B. Griego III, son of Angela K. Clitherow of Huntington Beach, completed a monthlong operation in Kosovo while assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea Area.
February 1, 2001
The following students were winners in the Huntington Beach City School District Spelling Bee held Jan. 18: Jade Quail, fourth grade, and Jacob Jaffe, fifth grade, Peterson Elementary School; Michael Thompson, sixth grade, and Cassie Wallace, eighth grade, Dwyer Middle School; and Nancy Woo, seventh grade, Sowers Middle School . . . Jeremy Vidales of Huntington Beach earned a 3.5 grade-point average for the fall semester ...
May 5, 2005
Marines land successfully Imagine 1,200 Marine Corps men and women dressed in their formal dress blue uniforms attending a traditional Marine Corps event called a "Dining In." About 50 members of the community and I were on hand April 22 to welcome the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines from Camp Pendleton at a special reception and dinner in their honor. The "Thundering Third," as the 3/1 is commonly called, were adopted by the Huntington Beach City Council by a resolution and chose the city of Huntington Beach to host their annual festivities at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Resort.
October 15, 2009
“Don’t include me in the picture. This isn’t about me — it’s about them.” Though I insist and she finally relents and poses in front of the mirror, she is uncomfortable being the object of attention. “Not me,” she reiterates. “Them,” she says, pointing toward the mirror. That tells you what you need to know about Denise Burelli, who, with her husband, Anthony, runs the Beauty Supply Zone & Salon near the intersection of Bolsa Chica Street and Heil Avenue — because “them” would be the dozens of images of men and women serving in the United State military that are taped to the mirror in the salon, creating a makeshift shrine honoring those who serve this nation.
July 3, 2003
SOUL FOOD When I was growing up, my family's Fourth of July celebrations were different from year to year depending on where we lived. We mostly lived on Marine Corps bases wherever my father was stationed but when he was away for a tour of duty we lived in Mobile, Ala., my mother's hometown and my birthplace, where we were close to a large extended family. On the military bases there were always big fireworks displays to celebrate Independence Day and, often, the revelry of a Marine Corps band playing military and patriotic anthems.