Dennis McCarthy, L.A. Daily News

Dennis McCarthy

L.A. Daily News

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  • L.A. Daily News
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  • Daily Breeze

Recent articles by dennis:

Bob Hope’s WWII letters from USO tours reveal laughter and sorrow alike – Daily News

Comedian Bob Hope was a trouper when it came to entertaining troops during his World War II USO tours, but the up-front laughs hid his tears after the shows. → Read More

Library preserves legacy of WWII journalist Ernie Pyle’s honest, graphic reporting – Daily News

The gritty truth of war was respected journalist Ernie Pyles forte in his World War II reports from the front. → Read More

‘Taps’ and a salute for last active member of Valley’s Pearl Harbor Survivors Association

The 80th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day will be observed on Dec. 7 this year, but this year there are only the memories of the date’s first-person stories told by members the San Ferna… → Read More

Kaye’s Music Scene in Reseda plays out its ‘swan song’ before closing in October

Customers bemoan the store’s closure after five decades but are happy for owner George Kaye upon his retirement. → Read More

Home movies enthusiast took camera along to WWII service and now it’s a documentary – Daily News

Few, very few, enlisted men went to war carrying a 16-millimeter camera with them. Andy Bystrom’s father was one of them. → Read More

Keeping a promise to never forget the victims of Sept. 11 attacks

Emotions were high on the first anniversary of 9/11 as pilots and passengers flew state flags on 50 private planes to a New York City ceremony on the USS Intrepid. → Read More

A lesson in love and keeping a promise from a San Fernando Valley Santa Claus

Whenever the late Lou Marino had a personal burden, he thought back to his role-playing Santa Claus visit to a filled-with-love little boy who had cancer. → Read More

Retired NYPD cop remembers fateful day as 9/11’s 20th anniversary draws near – Daily News

Don’t tell Marc Manfro, a retired New York City Police Department officer, to forget the terrorist attacks on 9/11. He was there and now bears witness to the dead and the heroism of all first… → Read More

Inspiring children’s book earns local girl the ‘Gold Star,’ the highest Girl Scout honor

Girl Scout earns the “Gold Star,” the highest honor for a Girl Scout to achieve, by writing a groundbreaking children’s book on female stereotypes in the workplace for her service… → Read More

Longtime Daily News golf columnist, Angels/UCLA announcer Joe Buttitta dies

Buttitta’s popular golf column, “Fore Tees,” was a must read for local golfers in the Valley for almost 25 years. After leaving sports broadcasting, he turned his talents fulltime in 1991 to golf, … → Read More

Dennis McCarthy: Alaska stole my son, but gave me a great place to visit him

He’s working as a glacier guide in Juneau, and if his Trip Adviser reviews are any indication, doing a great job and loving it. → Read More

Who needs a newspaper? More folks then ever during anxious times

Newspapers, whether daily or weekly, have been around for more than 220 years in America and they continue to provide vital news, entertainment and a sense of comfortable orderliness to their reade… → Read More

Veterans, assemble! ‘Wings Over Wendy’ team signs off Zoom and meets in person – Daily News

The veterans group Wings Over Wendy’s is once again meeting in-person, but now they’re also reaching veterans across the country by keeping their meetings on Zoom and also offering recordings if a … → Read More

Blood shortage: Tom’s given gallons, but your pint is needed, too – Daily News

Severe blood shortage prompts volunteers to give blood at American Red Cross donor locations → Read More

Flag Day: It’s a grand old flag – fly it on June 14 (well, and those other days, too) – Daily News

Call it the Star-Spangled Banner, Old Glory or the Stars and Stripes, the flag of the United States is a powerful symbol here and abroad. → Read More

Quintet from North Hollywood High rocked in May to win the National Science Bowl competition

North Hollywood High School’s Science Bowl team and their science teacher coach were the winning formula at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nation Science Bowl competition in May. → Read More

Thanks to Canoga Park’s H. Savinar Luggage, foster children travel with dignity – Daily News

Canoga Park’s H. Savinar Luggage is helping to boost self-esteem to children moving their belongings – often in a trash bag – to foster homes, by facilitating luggage donations fr… → Read More

76 years of thank yous to a mom named McCarthy

Columnist pays tribute to most rewarding profession in the world – being a mother — and to his own, selfless mom → Read More

Voice of the late, former LA City Councilmember Tom LaBonge now heard on city’s MyLA 311 call center

The voice of the late, former Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge – known as ‘Mr. Los Angeles’ to many for his love of and efforts to make the city a better place to live i… → Read More

Here’s to 5 decades of the news biz for Dennis McCarthy (and 4 at the Daily News) – Daily News

News reporting has changed over the 50 years since journalist Dennis McCarthy began writing at local newspapers but the love for finding and crafting a good story hasn’t waned. → Read More