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  • Commentary: State of the schools address should be free

    President Obama delivers the State of the Union for free. Gov. Jerry Brown delivers the State of the State for free too. But if you live in Costa Mesa or Newport Beach, you will have to pay $32 for the privilege of hearing the first State of the...
  • Mailbag: Stop running commentaries from political candidates

    I am sick and tired of the Daily Pilot printing commentaries written by candidates for public office. The Pilot and, I assume, its sister newspapers are providing free campaign platforms to these candidates. Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry has...
  • Sierra Club: UCI top green campus

    UC Irvine placed first in Sierra Club's annual ranking of green campuses nationwide, the university announced Tuesday. UCI's most recent accolade marks the fifth consecutive year that the university has been included in the top 10 greenest campuses...
  • The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come

    The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come
    On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The...
  • Obama delivers message of optimism to UCI graduates

    Obama delivers message of optimism to UCI graduates
    President Obama's commencement address, delivered to thousands of UC Irvine graduates Saturday, focused on the aspirations of the current generation and the need for optimism when dealing with future problems. More than 8,000 graduates and their...
  • Pilots face restrictions during Obama visit to UC Irvine ceremonies

    Pilots face restrictions during Obama visit to UC Irvine ceremonies
    Private pilots will be prohibited this weekend from flying through areas around Palm Springs International Airport and Anaheim, where President Obama is scheduled to speak during UC Irvine's 50th anniversary ceremony at Angel Stadium. From 5:30 p.m....
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • Commentary: U.S. must reduce human trafficking

    Human trafficking in America has dramatically increased over the past decades. More American girls and young women are being trafficked within the U.S. now than ever. The U.S. State Department has indicated that up to 17,000 people annually are...
  • Carnett: Selfie is nothing new, but the self-absorption is

    I took my first — and I'm pretty sure last — "selfie" in the summer of 1964. Perhaps you're aware of this fresh utterance for a 21st century phenomenon. Oxford Dictionary recently tabbed "selfie" its 2013 word of the year. The term...
  • For 40 years, he's raised a flag on Flower Street

    For 40 years, he's raised a flag on Flower Street
    World War II veteran Thomas G. Riker has a morning routine, a short ceremony of patriotic clockwork. He walks the front yard of his Flower Street home in Eastside Costa Mesa and hoists the American flag. Then the 95-year-old salutes and quietly...
  • Mailbag: Do not fly Old Glory upside down

    Re. "Patriotism flies high,": I was charmed by your Nov. 10 cover story about Thomas G. Riker, the 95-year-old veteran who has flown the American flag every day for about 40 years. It was also nice to hear the positive comments that so many neighbors had...
  • Readers share what they are grateful for

    Readers share what they are grateful for
    In honor of Thanksgiving, the Daily Pilot asked readers what are they thankful for. Below are their edited answers. As Thanksgiving approaches, what I am thankful for this year? Let me share and express my thanks: •I was breathing and, in...