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Fish tales from the trout trip files

The following "fish tales" from Dick "Hoagie" Hoagland's 50 years of High Sierra trout fishing trips are taken both from interviews by the Daily Pilot with trip participants and some of Hoagland's records of trips between 2001 and 2016. * Sometime in the 1980s. Bob Watkins leaves for the trip and...


CdM boys' lacrosse team reaches semis


  • Mailbag: Media mischaracterized protest scene outside of Trump rally

    Media mischaracterized protest scene outside of Trump rally It's too bad that so much "news" was focused on the few rowdies. Virtually all the media visuals I've seen have ignored the huge turnout that was peaceful and nonviolent. Instead, we see closeups of the contorted faces of a handful of demonstrators...

  • Commentary: Cinco de Mayo celebrations need not turn deadly

    Historically, the fifth of May commemorates Mexico's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. But for many in the United States, present-day Cinco de Mayo celebrations often lead to drunk driving — and there is no victory in that. If you are planning to partake...

  • Commentary: I know a little more about 'tiny' living than those HGTV shows

    A lot has been written lately about the concept of tiny living. If you are not familiar with the HGTV shows "Tiny House Hunters" and "Tiny House, Big Living," then let me give you a glimpse into their world. According to these shows, most of the tiny houses range in size from 100 square feet to...

  • Reader Report: National League of Young Men learn etiquette, volunteerism

    Reader Report: National League of Young Men learn etiquette, volunteerism

    Since 2014, the junior class (2017) of the National League of Young Men (NLYM) has dedicated hundreds of hours to philanthropic activities throughout Orange County. Together, among many other activities, they have served food to the local community's hungry, constructed living quarters at shelters...

  • Commentary: The Wizarding World enchants adults too

    My mother let us read comic books. Part of our weekly allowance was allotted toward a 10-cent "Archie" or "Superman." Dr. Feehan, our pediatrician, told her the best thing she could do was get us interested in reading, regardless of what we wanted to read. Mother read to us, mostly from volumes...


Life & Arts

'Amadeus' at SCR has an 18th century feel



Police Files for May 6

Costa Mesa Adams Avenue: Residential burglary was reported in the 1300 block at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. West Wilson Street and College Avenue: Public drunkenness was reported at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday. Canary Drive: Garage burglary was reported in the 2700 block at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Brighton Springs: Burglary...