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  • Apodaca: Alzheimer's research: a race against time

    More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, including 75,000 in Orange County. By mid-century, those numbers could nearly triple, according to current projections. That's a frightening prospect. Most of us know someone who has suffered...
  • Teachers could pay 'Obamacare' tax

    The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is bracing for rising healthcare costs, including an anticipated $2.3-million tax increase, as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. That price tag has created a disagreement between the district's teachers...
  • Mailbag: Blog story overlooked city's 'best' site

    Re. "Commentary: Blog toes the official line (Sept. 26)": Local blogger Geoff West recently referred to a Daily Pilot article about local blogs with copious self-congratulation. (He uses the word "I" 16 or 17 times before the page jump.) My interest...
  • It's A Gray Area: It's time to take back America's moral high ground

    President Obama has recently renewed his plans to try to close our military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, and has also promulgated new guidelines for our government's use of drones to assassinate people in places like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen....
  • Mailbag: Healthcare costs should be borne by users

    "Make no mistake: The cost of our healthcare is a threat to our economy. It's an escalating burden on our families and businesses. It's a ticking time bomb for the federal budget. And it is unsustainable for the United States of America." This was spoken...
  • 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...
  • Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

    Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher
    A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress. Suzanne Joyce Savary, 67, a Newport Beach resident of 15 years, said Tuesday that she plans to run in the June primary race for the 48th...
  • Apodaca: Initiative aims to reinvent community colleges

    I've written frequently about the shift toward matching education with job-market demand, a trend that continues to gain momentum. Whether this change produces a winning record overall depends largely on the effectiveness of individual initiatives...