Preparing for Takeoff Colonel Gregory G. Raths Reports for Congressional Duty

McDonnell’s “masterpiece fighting jet,” the F-4 Phantom, rolled off the production line in December 1960, as a fleet defender built to intercept nuclear foes. Delivered to Miramar Naval Air Station, the jet was eventually bound for nearly four decades of service in the U.S. military.  For a rookie pilot, the F-4 could be a little […]

Spotlight On: Mr. Vernon Clover

I’ve always been partial to people who go above and beyond. It’s a character trait I seem to consistently run across when conducting interviews with individuals utilizing the services of Hospice Care of the West and this showcase on Mr. Vernon Clover and his wife, Donna, is no exception. Vernon, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, […]

Honoring Orange’s Finest and Bravest

Thursday, April 14th marked the 42nd year that members of the three Rotary Clubs in Orange formally recognized outstanding men and women members of the Orange Police and Fire Departments for their dedication and service to the community. Orange Rotary Clubs began participating in the traditional event to promote greater appreciation for those who keep […]

The Rotary Club of Orange supports Southern California Youth Rugby (SCYR) Tournament

The Rotary Club of Orange supported the second annual SCYR 7s tournament which took place at Fred Kelly Stadium and surrounding fields last summer. It was a full day of rugby for boys and girls (in two age groups: Under 16 and Under 18) who came from all areas of the state from San Diego […]

Helping Children of the Homeless

By Joanne Coontz Over 25 years ago, members of Orange Rotary recognized a need for children of the homeless, who were being educated at Project Hope School, co-sponsored by the Orange County Department of Education and various non-profit organizations. Rotarians wanted to provide an opportunity for the children to purchase gifts for their family members […]

Finding Your Life’s Work

It’s not every day that you meet a young woman as remarkable as Evans Tran. Evans is a physician assistant working in a busy urology practice. This article is not just about her skill and the caring and compassionate manner with which she treats patients, but a story of her incredible determination to rise above […]

The Lazy Dog Café

There was no better place to be on a warm summer day, sheltered by the shade of the terrace, reclining in a patio chair and enjoying the company of my dad and our Golden Retriever Bucky. No, we weren’t at the park or hanging out in the back yard; rather, we were out for lunch […]

Ms. Unfettered

She might look just like anyone else but make no mistake; Katy Fetters isn’t your average girl. Besides her beautiful blonde locks, athletic figure and knockout smile, Katy is a serious dose of courage and inspiration for many, many teens across the world. Katy’s the voice behind the very popular blog:, a site that […]

Golden West College Honors Students and Thanks Donors

Golden West College held its annual Scholarships and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. This year, 152 scholarships were awarded to 283 students at the ceremony. Since 1986, Golden West College students have received over six million dollars in scholarships. One of the highlights of the event was watching 25 student veterans receive the […]

Anaheim Ducks “Learn To Play Program’’

Getting yourself or your child involved in sports is one of the best things you can do. It builds confidence and boosts happiness and health. One of the most popular and fun (not to mention amazing) of these sports is hockey. The Anaheim Ducks has affiliated with both adult and child learn-to-play-hockey programs, and are […]