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By Michael Miller | May 18, 2011
I am never going to challenge Spencer Escarro to a journalism contest. That's because, after he trounced me at basketball Friday afternoon, I don't want to risk another humiliation at the hands of a 7-year-old. I have to maintain my dignity somehow. Spencer, a first-grader at Circle View Elementary School, won the Hoops of Hope charity free-throw tournament at Huntington Beach High School on May 6. In a gym surrounded by players who towered over him, he shot 1,046 free throws and landed 436 of them, leading the competition in both categories.
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October 2, 2003
Huntington Beach Independent City Editor Danette Goulet has been named city editor of one of the paper's sister publications, the Daily Pilot. She will remain city editor of the Independent, as well. Goulet has been city editor of the Independent for two years. Under her watch, the paper has won eight statewide journalism awards. Among those awards was one for an environmental story Goulet wrote. "Danette is an excellent journalist and will be great Pilot city editor," Pilot Editor Tony Dodero said.
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By Alicia Lopez | November 29, 2012
I'm thrilled to be back. My first journalism job had its roots in Huntington Beach. I was living with my father at the time and former Huntington Beach Independent City Editor Tony Dodero was the first to answer my call for work. He ushered me in to meet the higher ups at Times Community News, and I got the job. After some time touring in the Southern California newspaper world, I returned to Huntington Beach, at the old office on Beach Boulevard, where I was a features editor and page designer.
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July 12, 2001
Nine Huntington Harbour girls are making a difference in the world around them. The members of Brownie Troop 1259, under the direction of leader Tina Diskant, have taken it upon themselves to transform a garden at Harbour View Elementary School. Just last week, the girls removed all the dead plants and flowers and replaced them with drought-resistant ones. And they did it for a good cause. The girls, who are all 7 and attend Harbour View Elementary, are working toward hopefully earning the President's Environmental Youth Award -- an annual recognition of troops from kindergarten through sixth grade who make a difference in their environment.
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From staff reports | May 22, 2013
Alisha Gomez has been named managing editor of Los Angeles Times Community News (TCN) in Orange County, Editor John Canalis announced Wednesday. Gomez will help oversee the staff of 24 that produces the Huntington Beach Independent, Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot and the Daily Pilot, which have a combined print circulation of 137,000. She previously served as managing editor of the Independent and Coastline but on June 3 will add the Daily Pilot to her duties as part of a planned newsroom reorganization.
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September 28, 2000
I'm baaaaack. I've returned to the place where I got my start as a journalist in the early 1990s. The place where, as a young cub reporter, I learned the ropes from the master reporter of all time, Robert "Bob" Barker. Bob, who spends most of his days now slugging homers on his senior softball team, wrote about Huntington Beach for some 25 years with a zest and zeal that was immeasurable. Where as city editor in the mid-1990s, I learned the craft of editing from my mentors Steve Marble and Bill Lobdell, who taught me how important community journalism is to the readers.
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November 10, 2005
Managing Editor S.J. Cahn named editor, takes over for Tony Dodero, who will now focus on the websites at papers.After more than six years of leading the Independent through a redesign and coverage of two City Hall scandals, Editor Tony Dodero has handed his post over to S.J. Cahn, who has been the paper's managing editor. Dodero is being promoted to general manager of the websites for the Independent and its seven sister papers. There he will oversee both the business and editorial sides of the Times Community News websites.
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By MICHAEL MILLER | May 7, 2009
Two weeks ago, I spent the night in Cawker City, Kan., a minuscule town in the north of the state whose main claim to fame is boasting the world’s largest ball of twine. It was my latest random vacation around the United States — every so often, I pluck a quarter out of my change bag and visit whatever state appears on the back — and when I read about the massive twine ball in my Kansas guide book, I knew I had to see it up close. As it turned out, Cawker City was one of the strangest, eeriest places I’ve ever visited; the only competition would be the California ghost towns I saw years ago, and even those came equipped with gift shops.
NEWS
October 23, 2008
Director of News and Online and 20-year journalism veteran Tony Dodero has left the newspaper as part of the latest round of layoffs at the Times Community News, it was announced this week. As online manager, Dodero oversaw the online operations of the Huntington Beach Independent and its sister newspapers, including the Daily Pilot and the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot. The Daily Pilot is the flagship paper of Times Community News. “The Daily Pilot is a very special newspaper, and I will be cheering from the sidelines for it to continue to exist,” Dodero said Tuesday.
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Michael Miller | June 30, 2010
There was a great documentary last year called "No Impact Man," about a New York family of three that attempted to live an entire year with the smallest-possible footprint on the environment. The parents and their 2-year-old daughter subsisted in their apartment without electricity, heat, a car and other staples of modern life — including toilet paper, which may explain why their experiment hasn't caught on nationwide. I'm far from a No Impact Man myself. I'm typing this column on a computer that probably uses more energy every day than entire stretches of Rwanda.
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From staff reports | May 22, 2013
Alisha Gomez has been named managing editor of Los Angeles Times Community News (TCN) in Orange County, Editor John Canalis announced Wednesday. Gomez will help oversee the staff of 24 that produces the Huntington Beach Independent, Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot and the Daily Pilot, which have a combined print circulation of 137,000. She previously served as managing editor of the Independent and Coastline but on June 3 will add the Daily Pilot to her duties as part of a planned newsroom reorganization.
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By Alicia Lopez | November 29, 2012
I'm thrilled to be back. My first journalism job had its roots in Huntington Beach. I was living with my father at the time and former Huntington Beach Independent City Editor Tony Dodero was the first to answer my call for work. He ushered me in to meet the higher ups at Times Community News, and I got the job. After some time touring in the Southern California newspaper world, I returned to Huntington Beach, at the old office on Beach Boulevard, where I was a features editor and page designer.
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By Michael Miller | May 18, 2011
I am never going to challenge Spencer Escarro to a journalism contest. That's because, after he trounced me at basketball Friday afternoon, I don't want to risk another humiliation at the hands of a 7-year-old. I have to maintain my dignity somehow. Spencer, a first-grader at Circle View Elementary School, won the Hoops of Hope charity free-throw tournament at Huntington Beach High School on May 6. In a gym surrounded by players who towered over him, he shot 1,046 free throws and landed 436 of them, leading the competition in both categories.
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Michael Miller | June 30, 2010
There was a great documentary last year called "No Impact Man," about a New York family of three that attempted to live an entire year with the smallest-possible footprint on the environment. The parents and their 2-year-old daughter subsisted in their apartment without electricity, heat, a car and other staples of modern life — including toilet paper, which may explain why their experiment hasn't caught on nationwide. I'm far from a No Impact Man myself. I'm typing this column on a computer that probably uses more energy every day than entire stretches of Rwanda.
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By Steve Virgen | June 3, 2010
Los Angeles Times Community News (TCN) is planning an open house at the Orange County plant in Costa Mesa. The staffs of the Huntington Beach Independent, Daily Pilot and Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot are inviting readers, advertisers and community members to visit their respective operations from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 10. Readers will have the chance to preview the new Los Angeles Times Community News websites for the Orange County newspapers and...
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By MICHAEL MILLER | May 7, 2009
Two weeks ago, I spent the night in Cawker City, Kan., a minuscule town in the north of the state whose main claim to fame is boasting the world’s largest ball of twine. It was my latest random vacation around the United States — every so often, I pluck a quarter out of my change bag and visit whatever state appears on the back — and when I read about the massive twine ball in my Kansas guide book, I knew I had to see it up close. As it turned out, Cawker City was one of the strangest, eeriest places I’ve ever visited; the only competition would be the California ghost towns I saw years ago, and even those came equipped with gift shops.
NEWS
October 23, 2008
Director of News and Online and 20-year journalism veteran Tony Dodero has left the newspaper as part of the latest round of layoffs at the Times Community News, it was announced this week. As online manager, Dodero oversaw the online operations of the Huntington Beach Independent and its sister newspapers, including the Daily Pilot and the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot. The Daily Pilot is the flagship paper of Times Community News. “The Daily Pilot is a very special newspaper, and I will be cheering from the sidelines for it to continue to exist,” Dodero said Tuesday.
NEWS
November 10, 2005
Managing Editor S.J. Cahn named editor, takes over for Tony Dodero, who will now focus on the websites at papers.After more than six years of leading the Independent through a redesign and coverage of two City Hall scandals, Editor Tony Dodero has handed his post over to S.J. Cahn, who has been the paper's managing editor. Dodero is being promoted to general manager of the websites for the Independent and its seven sister papers. There he will oversee both the business and editorial sides of the Times Community News websites.
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November 25, 2004
Tony Dodero Robert "Bob" Barker, a veteran Orange County newsman who covered Huntington Beach for more than two decades, died Nov. 18 after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 73. Barker began his journalism career as a sportswriter in 1957 at the Garden Grove Evening News, later doing stints at a number of newspapers as a copy editor, managing editor and news reporter covering county and city government, mostly in Huntington Beach. He and his wife, Barbara, who he met on a blind date in 1959, lived in the same home in Garden Grove for more than 40 years, where they raised their two sons, Corey, 47, and Scott, 42. "He was a tremendous example for me and my brother," Scott Barker said.
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October 2, 2003
Huntington Beach Independent City Editor Danette Goulet has been named city editor of one of the paper's sister publications, the Daily Pilot. She will remain city editor of the Independent, as well. Goulet has been city editor of the Independent for two years. Under her watch, the paper has won eight statewide journalism awards. Among those awards was one for an environmental story Goulet wrote. "Danette is an excellent journalist and will be great Pilot city editor," Pilot Editor Tony Dodero said.
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