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By John Canalis | November 9, 2013
It's time to let us know who you think should be on the DP 103 - the Daily Pilot's annual list of newsmakers. 2013's installment is set to run Dec. 26. The DP 103 is an odd, end-of-year tradition and not just because of its number. The inventory of who made headlines aims to be equal parts serious and silly. It's not just a list of heroes and do-gooders. It's built on the backs of people who make headlines - for reasons good, bad and in between. It affirms and angers, delights and disappoints.
By Ken Nyquist | November 2, 2013
Having never paid much attention to the comments that follow articles in the Daily Pilot until this past July, I was actually surprised at their number and nature. When I delivered the Pilot back in the mid-'60s, on a very good route in Newport Beach, the newspaper ran letters to the editor and editorials. If you so much as made a derogatory statement, or smeared another person's integrity, there would be zero chance that your letter would make it to publication. No exceptions to that one. The push-button phone was something that you saw at Disneyland, in the Monsanto House of the Future exhibit in Tomorrowland.
October 31, 2013
The Daily Pilot has expanded its social media presence by joining Instagram, a popular photo and video sharing service for smartphones. Our photographers work hard to capture great news, sports and entertainment images from around Newport-Mesa. We'll pick the best photos of the day or week for our Instagram followers to view right on their phones. On occasion, reporters will post their own photos while on assignment out in the field. To follow the Daily Pilot on Instagram, search for TheDailyPilot from the smartphone app, or visit . The Instagram app is available in Google Play for Android phones and in the Apple app store.
By Roger Carlson | October 23, 2013
A group of students with leather helmets, shoulder pads, cleats and a football took the field one Friday afternoon in October of 1931 behind the leadership of Coach Ralph Reed, and when the dust had cleared they had come up short, 7-0, to Orange High. The Newport Harbor Sailors would score two touchdowns that year en route to a 2-4 record with both victories over tiny Capistrano High. A year later they would score two more touchdowns, but end up winless in six starts. It would be 12 years before the legendary Hal Sheflin led the Sailors to their storied appearance in the CIF Playoffs against La Verne Bonita in 1942, led by future three-time All-American and Heisman Trophy winner Glenn Davis when at West Point.
By Barry Faulkner | October 19, 2013
Donald Sun grew up playing volleyball, so when the opportunity arose to purchase the then-bankrupt Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour in 2007, the Newport Beach resident who was an Orange County All-Star outside hitter at University High dived at the chance. Sun, 38 and his AVP staff, headquartered in Costa Mesa, held an event in Santa Barbara in 2007 and relaunched the tour with seven events in 2013, capped by this weekend's AVP Championships near the Huntington Beach Pier. He saw down with the Daily Pilot at the Huntington Beach event to provide insight on the tour and his experiences as the AVP owner.
October 8, 2013
I keep looking for the word "advertisement" in small print with James P. Gray's columns. Must be that my eyes are getting worse, because I just can't find it. Surely the Daily Pilot would not offer all of this space for him to pitch libertarianism for free, right? If he wrote only an occasional piece on the topic, I might let it pass, but it's been two weeks in a row. First, why is it that the most vocal of the "get the government out of our business" folks seem to be those who have spent their careers earning a taxpayer-funded paycheck?
By the Rev. Sarah Halverson | August 9, 2013
The nation is engaged in a conversation on immigration and, therefore, our congregations should be too. After all, this is not just an abstract philosophical topic - this cuts straight to the core of who we are as Americans and, ultimately, who we are as people of faith. Those of us who claim one of the Abrahamic traditions know that we have been called to care for the immigrant among us. It is a biblical mandate. And any of us living on this side of the border knows (or at least should know)
August 7, 2013
Newport Harbor High senior-to-be Connor Seabold has verbally committed to the Cal State Fullerton baseball program, Sailors Coach Patrick Murphy said on Facebook on Monday. Seabold is the first of two Newport Harbor pitchers to commit to colleges before their senior year. The other is Shaun Vetrovec, who went with UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton's Big West Conference rival. Seabold garnered second-team All-Sunset League and Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Dream Team honors as a junior.
By Rhea Mahbubani | August 1, 2013
If you know me, it's likely not for my level of dexterity. Rewind to Wednesday, when I was tasked with stacking dominoes and Jenga tiles - fast. The white 80-by-120-foot Fun Zone tent, which houses an assortment of games and a stage, was a site of sugar-induced mayhem. The "minute to win it" contest required participants to create vertical piles of blocks. This posed quite a challenge for some younger entrants, seeing as their constructions rose above the tops of their heads.
From staff reports | July 30, 2013
Current and former Daily Pilot staff members took home 10 Orange County Press Club Awards Monday evening. The banquet at the Balboa Bay Resort honored work produced by print, electronic and broadcast media throughout the county in 2012. Daily Pilot staff photographer Scott Smeltzer took home three awards, the most of anyone at the newspaper. He won first place in sports and profile photography and second place in news photography. Daily Pilot Photo Editor Don Leach took first place for news photography.
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