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  • Cassity: Some reasons to vote for Obama (not really)

    Every living adult American (and some of the dead ones in and around Chicago) who embraces their civic duties will soon face a major decision: How should we vote Nov. 6? As local issues have been covered ad nauseum by me and others of late, I'll focus my...
  • Apodaca: A documentary for Dusty

    Apodaca: A documentary for Dusty
    Imagine for a moment that you can't walk or reach out to embrace your loved ones, and that every breath you take, each beat of your heart, requires a herculean effort from your weakening body. That is life for my neighbor Dusty Brandom and millions of...
  • Thousands attend Crossroads of the West Gun show in Costa Mesa

    Thousands attend Crossroads of the West Gun show in Costa Mesa
    A sign taped to ticket booths at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show proclaimed, "Your wife called...she said you could buy anything you want." And buy they did. Eager to have the pick of the litter, enthusiasts began lining up as early as 3 a.m. at...
  • Harlan: Marking time with the new house

    For my family, 2013 will be remembered as the year the new house was built. Literally, The New House, a precision-built, pre-fabricated home created by RSI Development, is being assembled nextdoor as I write this. Poof! — as RSI's marketing...
  • Apodaca: Making the case for preschool

    When my older son turned 3, I decided he should go to preschool. My reasons were simple: We were living in Los Angeles, and I had a busy career as a reporter. My son played with a few neighbor kids, but it was obvious he was ready for something more,...
  • Carnett: Others' histories stand as great inspirations

    I was led quite by accident last week to peruse a pair of highly absorbing memoirs. That's the nice thing about being retired. You have time to indulge your reading passions, from selections on the latest bestseller lists to enduring works you've long...
  • Mailbag: Fire pits are a 'public health hazard'

    Re. "Wu: Fire rings are a political boomerang," Oct. 14: Jack Wu, haven't you read the letters? How can you invoke the words of Albert Einstein while you ignore the words of highly credentialed wood-smoke toxicology experts? I have a feeling you are...
  • Mailbag: Some reasons to stop reading Cassity's column

    Re. "Cassity: Some reasons to vote for Obama (not really)," (Oct. 26): The latest in a series of farcical columns by Chuck Cassity is nothing short of a free political advertisement, facilitated by the Daily Pilot, on behalf of Mitt Romney. I am...
  • Mailbag: Parting shots. Our readers weigh in on Election Day

    Yes on Measure V Measure V doesn't change current practices. It preserves nearly 60 years of Costa Mesa city laws and policies. State conflict-of-interest and political contribution laws would still apply. Current bidding practices would continue,...
  • Commentary: It's time to turn off San Onofre

    Talk about a game-changer. Do you know the Barack Obama campaign tracked the buying, subscription and leisure habits of 29,000 voters as far back as 2008? Most presidential campaigns track about 1,500 voters for six to 12 months. It turns out this is...
  • Girls' Volleyball: CdM sweeps Barackman, Bears

    Girls' Volleyball: CdM sweeps Barackman, Bears
    CORONA DEL MAR — The coach for the Temecula Valley High girls' volleyball team has a last name similar to the President of the United States: Kelly Barackman. But that's about the only thing she had close to being in common with President Barack...
  • In Orange County, Republicans disappointed by party's showing

    As the very young and the very old began to head for the exits of Orange County's biggest election night party, Republican political donors, strategists and candidates headed to the elevators. In a wing of suites on the 16th floor of the Westin South...