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  • 'More fire to family's pain'

    'More fire to family's pain'
    Jose Angel Garibay, the first serviceman from Orange County to die in the Iraq War, had a dream for his mother: to buy her a home. The Marine corporal's family received $250,000 in life insurance after he was killed in 2003. They bought a house in Santa...
  • Call on death penalty to wait

    Prosecutors won't decide until after a preliminary hearing whether they should seek the death penalty against a Costa Mesa actor accused of killing two Orange Coast College students, officials said Wednesday. Daniel Wozniak, 26, is charged with two...
  • The Bell Curve: Harvest of hope, memory lives on

    Editor's note: Due to an editing error, The Bell Curve failed to appear in Thursday's Daily Pilot. It appears in full below. Memorial Day — we called it Decoration Day when I was growing up in Indiana — has come and gone, and seemed more...
  • Injured Marine finds ideal fit at Vanguard

    Brandon Liesenfelt heard the pop, then looked behind and saw an explosion about 400 yards away. That happened more than three years ago, when he was patrolling the streets of Fallujah as a corporal in the U.S. Marines. Today, he's logging onto...
  • Sounding Off: Mexican president casts stone in the U.S.

    President Obama recently invited Felipe Calderon, Mexico's president, to address a joint session of our Congress. During this speech he lambasted Arizona's recently enacted anti-illegal immigration law as being racist and unfair. I don't know about you,...
  • The O.C. Bargainista: Some great deals just for your dads

    It's all about the dads this week. But never fear, ladies — there's also a deal just for you. Freebie of the Week: Coco's and Carrows Restaurants are holding a "Ties for Pies" Father's Day Celebration through the end of the month. Those who bring...
  • Omar Oliver Orr: March 7, 1924 - May 20, 2010

    Omar Oliver Orr: March 7, 1924 - May 20, 2010
    Long-time Newport Beach resident Omar O. Orr has passed away after a relatively brief illness. Omar was born March 7, 1924 in Los Angeles to Jesse Theron and Rebekah Parker Orr and grew up in Huntington Park. He was graduated from Huntington Park High...
  • Non-college options need recognition, too

    The Los Angeles Times and The New Yorker could not have known that they would be writing about the same subject within days of each other. The topic, the real value of a college education, has been discussed in this space, usually around the high school...
  • Gimme an l-e-s-s-o-n

    Gimme an l-e-s-s-o-n
    CORONA DEL MAR — It was a sort of passing of the torch – make that a baton – from one generation to the next. The Corona del Mar High School's Sea Kings dominated the gymnasium floor on Thursday as dozens of varsity and junior...
  • Comments & Curiosities: Trading some dignity for health

    Ever had surgery? I have. Had some last week, in fact. I had a torn rotator cuff, which has now been trimmed, stitched, un-torn, fluffed and folded. Your rotator cuff, as you know, is the part of your shoulder that, well, rotates and looks like a French...
  • Editorial: 9/11 anniversary is no time for hate

    The nationwide resurgence of anti-Muslim sentiment is sad and unfortunate. It threatens to tear at the seams of the fabric of America. On the ninth anniversary of 9/11, we appeal to the people of Newport-Mesa to refrain from joining in to stoke this...
  • City could use E-Verify for immigration status

    *Updated from an earlier version COSTA MESA — In an effort to crack down on illegal immigration, Mayor Allan Mansoor will ask the city to study a plan that would require employers to use E-Verify, a federal database that screens the immigration...