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authorDel Hood, a graduate of Hastings College and the University of Nebraska School of Journalism, left Nebraska in 1959 to pursue a newspaper career in the Pacific Northwest. He worked for the Baker (OR) Democrat-Herald and the Eugene (OR) Register-Guard before going to Southern California where he spent 30 years as associate editor or executive editor of The Daily Californian in El Cajon near San Diego.
 
His next book, recording the most notable events during a 50-year swath of history of communities served by the newspaper for which he worked, is to be published in 2015.
 
He and his wife of 44 years, who was a newspaper advertising executive, are retired and have two grown daughters, a son-in-law and three grandchildren.