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  • O.C. voter turnout far behind 2008, but mail-in ballots up

    O.C. voter turnout far behind 2008, but mail-in ballots up
    Just over 19% of registered Orange County voters had cast ballots by 3 p.m. Tuesday, a notable drop from the 2008 elections, county officials said. Four years ago, about 35% of the registered voters had voted by 3 p.m. An increase in vote-by-mail ballots...
  • Volunteer profile: Michael Shvartsman

    Volunteer profile: Michael Shvartsman
    After graduating from Deerfield High School in 2005, Michael Shvartsman attended Ohio University and earned a bachelor's degree in finance. He holds a certificate from the school's Global Leadership Center, which he says has been valuable during his Peace...
  • It's a Gray Area: What is a functional Libertarian?

    It's nice to be home again with the Daily Pilot. After my recent venture into national politics, I am looking forward to regaling you once again with weekly columns for at least the next year. During this time, the predominant theme will be to cite an...
  • Remarkable Woman: Dana Suskind

    Remarkable Woman: Dana Suskind
    Irish poet James Stephens once said, "What the heart knows today, the head will understand tomorrow." Which is a rather lovely way of explaining the genesis of Dana Suskind's work. Co-founder of the pediatric cochlear implant program at the University...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Parrish, Bobby Sharp

    Michael Parrish Former editor of the Los Angeles Times magazine Michael Parrish, 67, who oversaw the reinvention of the Sunday magazine in the Los Angeles Times in the mid-1980s, died Friday of liver failure while under hospice care in the Los Angeles...
  • Dan Goods, JPL's science seer

     Dan Goods, JPL's science seer
    When artist Dan Goods arrived at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they gave him a six-month shot. In May, he'll have been there 10 years as JPL's "visual strategist." He glued soda bottles to the roof of his Taurus to create music on an m.p.h. pipe organ....
  • Kelly easily wins Democratic race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress

    Kelly easily wins Democratic race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress
    Former state Rep. Robin Kelly easily won the special Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's...
  • PASSINGS: Jim Flick, Jack Hood Vaughn

    Jim Flick Longtime golf instructor Jim Flick, 82, a golf instructor for more than 50 years whose clients included Tom Lehman and Jack Nicklaus, died Monday at his home in Carlsbad, Calif., of pancreatic cancer, his family said. Flick taught golf in...
  • Roman Catholic bishops, volunteers come together to feed hungry

    Roman Catholic bishops convening in Baltimore joined students and volunteers Sunday to transform a Harbor East hotel corridor into a food-packing operation to benefit West African orphans and battered women. Measuring out thousands of plastic bags of dry...
  • Young adults on a mission to improve lives of others

    Young adults on a mission to improve lives of others
    As a volunteer with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, Sarah Kennedy, 23, works full-time for Alternative Directions, a Baltimore nonprofit that helps people who are in prison or leaving prison. She runs a program called CHIP, which mentors children of...
  • Convicted former Rep. Mel Reynolds wants Jackson seat in Congress

    Convicted former Rep. Mel Reynolds wants Jackson seat in Congress
    Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said he will ask voters to focus on his congressional experience rather than his state and federal criminal record as he announced his bid today for the seat held by Jesse Jackson Jr., who has resigned. At a...