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Laguna Hills author’s second novel returns to fantasy world with mythological creatures

Gary Shoemaker looks like a man you wouldn’t want to mess with. Wearing a leather jacket adorned with military patches and dark aviator glasses, he rides his Harley Davidson motorcycle like it’s an extension of his body.Behind those glasses are eyes and a mind that can see another world, one with magic, wizards and mythological creatures.Shoemaker is a 20-year Laguna Hills resident who lives with his wife and German shepherd. He said he has “reinvented” himself many times in his 64 years,...

Motorcycle riders sought after it crashes into minivan

LEWISTON –— Police were searching for a motorcycle driver and his passenger Thursday night after the pair fled after a crash on Pleasant Street.Witnesses said the man and woman took off running into a backyard and toward Webster Street after the bike collided with a minivan at about 9:30 p.m.Left behind at the scene of the crash was a badly damaged Harley Davidson, a lone shoe, a baseball cap, a pair of eyeglasses and a pack of cigarettes.Daniel Pelletier, of Lewiston, said he was driving on...

Harley Holding On

The headline in the Harley-Davidson press release two weeks ago said “Company Delivered Strong Margins, Retail Sales Lower Than Expected.” What that means is that sales of Harleys continues to decline and the company is trying to compensate by squeezing ever more profit out of every sale.“We are pleased with our ability to deliver strong margins in the quarter despite challenging market conditions, particularly in the U.S.,” said Matt Levatich, president and CEO of Harley-Davidson. “Given...