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June 16, 2002
Let's be honest about it. The only reason there is a Father's Day is Mother's Day. No need to feel awkward or embarrassed. We can take it. Those of us in the International Brotherhood of Fatherhood are perfectly OK with it. The real adulation goes to the mothers, as well it should. Fathers are nice, more or less, but mothers are essential. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it. When is the last time you saw some poor soul in a movie who is delirious on his death bed take one last breath, reach out toward no one in particular and say -- "Dad, is that you?"
NEWS
June 14, 2002
Father's Day is fast approaching, and I'm as usual unprepared. I blame elementary school. Every year, come Mother's Day, my teachers would set aside an afternoon to work on beautifully handcrafted gifts for our mothers. The thing is, that wasn't the case for our fathers. Because Father's Day fell so close to the end of the school year, my teachers never seemed to find the time to do the same for our dads. I can recall one year, when my brothers and I were much younger, we had each made Mother's Day gifts in school but made nothing for Father's Day. Feeling the weight of guilt on our shoulders, the three of us decided to take things into our own hands.
NEWS
May 31, 2004
SALUTING DADS You can honor your father by sending a few paragraphs about what makes him so great, along with a photo, to the Daily Pilot for publication on Father's Day. E-mail to dailypilot@latimes. com is preferred. You also can mail items to 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627, Attn. Editorial/Father's Day. Send a self-addressed and stamped envelope if you want items returned. The deadline is June 11. WEATHER Beautiful day likely to bring people out in droves on Memorial Day. See Page A2 SPORTS Columnist Don Cantrell reflects on former local athletes who have served in the military.
NEWS
June 13, 2004
Why not celebrate this Father's Day by sharing the evening with dad in front of the television and enjoying one of the great examples of fatherhood on film? As in life, there are good fathers and lousy fathers, but some of the best fictional fathers remind us of that particular man who brought us up, fed us and cared for us, and set for us an example of how to become a fine adult. In "October Sky," which tells of rocket scientist Homer Hickham's boyhood in the mining hills of West Virginia, Chris Cooper plays the weary, coalminer father who must struggle to understand the aspirations of his brilliant son. The performance is an outstanding tribute to men who want the best for their children but struggle to believe that the nearly impossible could happen in their hardscrabble world.
NEWS
June 20, 2004
Some fathers give their children advice and lectures on life, regardless of whether they ask for it. My father, a man of few words, managed to get the important themes across by simply being himself. Here are a few lessons that have stayed with me through the years: Take matters into your own hands After a dispute with the electrical company, my father dismissed them and rigged the house with tiny bubbles of light charged by car batteries. There's always a brighter view Dad used to bow down, offer me his shoulders and rise in silence as my perspective changed from rough, brown trunks to dancing green leaves.
NEWS
By JOSEPH N. BELL | June 22, 2006
We had Father's Day in our backyard. Four fathers present: Sherry's dad, her brother, a friend of the family and me. I don't like Father's Day. Or Mother's Day. Or the other Days that require compulsory cards and gifts and good times for all, no matter what. Good especially for the merchants who sell cards and gifts. If all this sounds cynical, consider that I'm sitting in my office looking out at a yard full of plastic chairs, an overflowing bag of trash, a couple of very wet tablecloths from the sprinklers kicking in and a memory of a gas grill that refused to work, requiring a magnificent tri-tip to be consigned to the oven in our kitchen while I fussed over the grill.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | June 20, 2006
He's only 9, but Michael Cage, Jr. knows how to play basketball like an NBA superstar. After all, he's got a first-rate instructor. Michael's father ? Michael, Sr. ? played in the NBA for 15 years with the Los Angeles Clippers, Seattle Supersonics and three other teams. Since retiring from the game in 2000, he became a sportscaster for the Memphis Grizzlies ? and a coach to his son in his spare time. "He shows me how to pass the ball between my legs and catch it with the other hand, and pass it behind my back to people," said Michael, a third-grader at Newport Coast Elementary School.
NEWS
June 17, 2001
"Father." Just one word, but so many meanings. Let us count them all. "Father" means a love to warm us and a strength to protect us. It means a quiet love that asks nothing in return. "Father" means -- it means this is making me nauseous. Yak. Was that sappy enough? OK, let's get busy. Whose idea was this anyway? Historically, that's easy. Nearly a century of bad ties and the wrong cologne can be attributed to a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash.
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By Patrice Apodaca | June 16, 2012
"It's a wise father that knows his own child. " William Shakespeare wrote that in his play, "The Merchant of Venice. " Anyone who stayed awake during high school English knows that quotes from the Bard are drenched with layer upon layer of meaning. But, as today is Father's Day, best not to go too deep. For all the dads out there, today is the time for the nation to recognize that it isn't moms alone who are meant to shoulder the burden and savor the joys of raising children.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | June 16, 2011
News flash: Father's Day is Sunday. If you've been asleep at the wheel, here are several ways to show the dad in your life that you love him — and none of them involve a tie in a cardboard box, a new pair of socks or a honey-do list. For the Family Man Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pulling out all the stops for its inaugural Father's Day on the Back Bay on Saturday, which will include a barbecue lunch; beach activities; an amateur barbecuing contest; live music by a surf band; and a cardboard boat regatta.
NEWS
June 6, 2011
If you want to express your love for Dad in a Father's Day tribute in the Daily Pilot, send your messages and photos between now and 5 p.m. June 15. They be considered for publication June 19. Messages and/or photos will only be accepted at dailypilot@latimes.com . Make the subject line "Father's Day message. " Each message is limited to 100 words. Messages that exceed this word limit will not be published. Photos must be attached to e-mails and have a resolution of at least 300 DPI (dots per inch)
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | June 14, 2010
Late Saturday night on a lush backyard in Newport Beach, UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel played the guitar with an 80s cover band, Flashback Heart Attack. They performed, "Jesse's Girl," the Rick Springfield hit that's about a guy who pines for his buddy's girlfriend. (There's a video on youtube) Wanting what the other guy has might've been the natural feeling with regard to football at UCLA. But that's not the case now. Neuheisel was there to tell UCLA fans based in Orange County all about it. He also touched on his relationship with the late John Wooden during an emotional speech to a group of over 300 at the Orange County Dinner Celebration and Auction event for the UCLA Wooden Athletic Fund.
NEWS
June 9, 2010
If you'd like to pay a Father's Day tribute to your dad in the Daily Pilot, between now and the close of business Tuesday the newspaper will be accepting Father's Day notes and photographs. These will be considered for publication June 20. Please observe the following guidelines, otherwise we cannot publish your special messages and/or photos: Messages and/or photos will only be accepted via e-mail at dailypilot@latimes.com (submissions sent via regular mail will not be accepted)
FEATURES
June 19, 2009
If your father is alive, wear a red carnation on Father’s Day. If he has passed on, wear a white one. Thich Nhat Hanh, the popular Vietnamese Zen teacher, shares the Japanese Mother’s Day tradition of “a rose for your pocket.” We have modified this at our Zen Center for Father’s Day as well. This small sign speaks of life and death: We owe our birth to our parents and we depended upon them as children for our survival. Whether they are now dead or alive, Father’s Day is a time to express gratitude and appreciation, which is the essence of the spiritual life.
LOCAL
June 3, 2009
Submitted by Jill Byers Newport Beach-based Daddy Cakes will treat Daddies to a free pre-Father’s Day pancake brunch 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 20, at Whole Foods Market at The District at Tustin Legacy. Dan Byers, co-founder and creative chef of Daddy Cakes, will be flipping his now-famous pancakes as he serves Daddies and their families during the event. In addition to Daddy Cakes pancakes, the brunch will include items such as eggs, sausage and bacon, as well as a “pancake topping bar,” and coffee, milk and juices.
FEATURES
By Kelly Strodl | June 18, 2007
Every dad usually knows what to expect on Father's Day: a barbecue, beers, burgers, a comfortable chair and an endless run of sports shows on TV. Or so they hope. The staff at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa took all those elements to mind when putting on the quintessential event for dads Sunday. And so "King for a Few Hours" was born. After the consecutive and increasing success of "Queen for the Day" for the two years in a row, the staff at the Hilton decided to supply dads with their own form of the royal treatment complete with all the fixings a man could want.
NEWS
By JOSEPH N. BELL | June 22, 2006
We had Father's Day in our backyard. Four fathers present: Sherry's dad, her brother, a friend of the family and me. I don't like Father's Day. Or Mother's Day. Or the other Days that require compulsory cards and gifts and good times for all, no matter what. Good especially for the merchants who sell cards and gifts. If all this sounds cynical, consider that I'm sitting in my office looking out at a yard full of plastic chairs, an overflowing bag of trash, a couple of very wet tablecloths from the sprinklers kicking in and a memory of a gas grill that refused to work, requiring a magnificent tri-tip to be consigned to the oven in our kitchen while I fussed over the grill.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | June 20, 2006
He's only 9, but Michael Cage, Jr. knows how to play basketball like an NBA superstar. After all, he's got a first-rate instructor. Michael's father ? Michael, Sr. ? played in the NBA for 15 years with the Los Angeles Clippers, Seattle Supersonics and three other teams. Since retiring from the game in 2000, he became a sportscaster for the Memphis Grizzlies ? and a coach to his son in his spare time. "He shows me how to pass the ball between my legs and catch it with the other hand, and pass it behind my back to people," said Michael, a third-grader at Newport Coast Elementary School.
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