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  • 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...
  • When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points

    When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points
    The nearly two-minute UC Irvine video looks like an appeal to prospective students, featuring a montage of undergraduates walking around campus, dancing in classrooms and celebrating big basketball victories. But the target audience becomes obvious at...
  • Obama set to speak at UCI graduation

    Obama set to speak at UCI graduation
    President Obama will deliver UC Irvine’s commencement address during the university’s graduation at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in June, the White House confirmed Thursday.  Chancellor Michael V. Drake wrote a letter to Obama in April...
  • Apodaca: Selfie death knell sounds at Oscars

    When Ellen DeGeneres staged a group selfie with Hollywood stars at the Academy Awards last week, it was widely heralded as a watershed moment. DeGeneres proudly announced that Twitter had momentarily crashed due to a record number of retweets of the...
  • National champions to visit White House

    Kaleigh Gilchrist, a former Newport Harbor High standout, is definitely excited to visit the White House with the rest of her USC women's water polo teammates on Monday and she has made special plans for the event. She posted Friday as her status on...
  • Christian leader and gay rights advocate to speak

    The Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, a high-profile advocate for gay rights in Christianity, will speak Sunday at Resurrection Beach Metropolitan Community Church in Costa Mesa. Wilson is the moderator of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community...
  • UC Irvine wants President Obama as graduation speaker in June

    UC Irvine wants President Obama as graduation speaker in June
    Five years ago, UC Merced students successfully persuaded First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at their commencement ceremony that spring. They had bombarded her with hundreds of valentines and pulled every possible political string between Central...