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  • Steppenwolf more than a band to these veterans

    Steppenwolf more than a band to these veterans
    In 1969, John Kay was on a ride with Steppenwolf. And so was Don Clark. Kay's ride was one that much of America shared vicariously. When Dennis Hopper's seminal biker movie "Easy Rider" hit theaters, it sported Steppenwolf's hit "Born to Be Wild" on the...
  • Service dog offers thanks for war heroes' sacrifice

    Service dog offers thanks for war heroes' sacrifice
    Just south of 13 years, America has waged what seems a never-ending global war on terror. Much has changed during that time. Motives for an invasion. Commanders-in-chief. Enemies. Even the phrase coined for our response to soulless evil on a September...
  • Hogan tells veterans he would eliminate state income tax on military pensions

    Hogan tells veterans he would eliminate state income tax on military pensions
    Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan told veterans Wednesday that he would eliminate the state income tax on military pensions if elected. “This tax is not only bad economic policy, it’s also unfair to the men and women who have...
  • Veterans frustrated by long delays in opening of new VA hospitals

    It was a day of shiny shovels and high hopes on that hot August morning in 2009. Politicians and dignitaries beamed at the cameras and congratulated themselves for finally breaking ground on a new medical facility dedicated to veterans, at the time...
  • American Legion Supports Homeless Veterans' Program

    American Legion Supports Homeless Veterans' Program
    When you think of war veterans, the thought of homelessness is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, many veterans fall into that sometimes invisible category of people - the kind of people that live under bridges, in alleyways, and in...
  • Community & Clubs: Kudos to the class of 2014

    On Friday, the community came together at the sixth annual Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame luncheon, where 11 citizens were honored for the time, talent and treasure they have given freely in service to the youths and families of Costa Mesa,...
  • Wounded Veteran Continues To Advocate For Other Vets

    Wounded Veteran Continues To Advocate For Other Vets
    On July 9, 2012, while deployed to Afghanistan, Sgt. Micah Welintukonis was shot, then hit by a suicide bomber. He was in a coma for two weeks, and spent four months at Walter Reed military hospital. Welintukonis’ wife Camilla, pregnant at the...
  • Verdugo Views: Tiny stone house played a big part in CV history

    Verdugo Views: Tiny stone house played a big part in CV history
    Italian immigrants Tommaso and Josephine Bonetto bought acreage in the still-wide-open Crescenta Valley in 1905 and with their two small sons, Bart and Tom, moved into a tiny one-room, stone house already on the property. The origin of the stone house is...
  • Lebanon Business Community Holds Event At The Town Community Center

    Lebanon Business Community Holds Event At The Town Community Center
    A June 14 event, hosted by the Lebanon Connecticut Business Association and held on the grounds of the town community center, offered businesses and others the opportunity to set up booths as vendors. Churches, the local American Legion, local farmers...
  • From the Boathouse: Kicking off summer on the East Coast

    Ahoy from the Big Apple, and welcome to the official start of summer! I am visiting New York City to attend Talkers New York 2014, which is a gathering for those active in the radio industry. Receptions, guest speakers and panel discussions are planned...
  • Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, railroader

    Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, railroader
    Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, a career railroader who retired from Amtrak, died of heart failure Wednesday at Little Flower Manor nursing home in Darby, Pa. The former Lutherville resident was 91. The son of Robert Hunter, a shipyard worker, and Delia...