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  • Nestle enjoys strong 2010

    Pet food sales in North America and revenue growth in the developing world were bright spots in 2010 for Nestle, S.A., with U.S. headquarters in Glendale, company officials reported Thursday. Leaders of the Swiss company said that despite a rise in the...
  • Running 20 miles for the blind

    Running 20 miles for the blind
    Bruno Dacquay, an executive with Alcon Laboratories in Irvine, completed a 20-mile charity benefit run Tuesday morning that took him through Newport's Back Bay. He was running to raise money for and awareness about a nonprofit that helps blind people....
  • Injured dolphin Winter inspires the disabled — and Hollywood

    Injured dolphin Winter inspires the disabled — and Hollywood
    CLEARWATER — Harry Connick Jr. reread the script to his new film, "Dolphin Tale," about a dolphin who loses her tail only to have a prosthetic one made for her, and got the studio on the phone. "I had to ask, 'Did this really happen?' Oh yeah, they...
  • His vision for a better world [Corrected]

    While most of us don't think twice about our ability to see the world around us, many lack even the basic access to eyeglasses. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Dr. Ahsan Khan was the president of...
  • Joseph Farrell dies at 76; introduced market testing to Hollywood

    Joseph Farrell dies at 76; introduced market testing to Hollywood
    As founder, chairman and chief executive of National Research Group Inc. from 1978 to 2003, movie market researcher Joseph Farrell introduced the concept of market testing to Hollywood, originating now-standard industry practices such as audience tracking...
  • New iShuttle routes called 'seamless'

    IRVINE — The two new iShuttle routes opening Monday provide a "seamless last-mile transfer" among major live-work destinations and the Irvine Station, a transportation official said. The new routes, labeled C and D, will connect the Irvine...
  • New laser technology available for removing cataracts

     New laser technology available for removing cataracts
    After learning she needed cataract surgery for her weakening eyesight, Merle Gordon decided to wait a few months until her ophthalmologist could offer laser surgery with more precision. She's glad she did. Gordon received a new type of laser surgery on...
  • 'Memphis' reportedly to be turned into a movie musical

    'Memphis' reportedly to be turned into a movie musical
    The recent movie musicals "Nine" and "Rock of Ages" both tanked at the box office, but that apparently isn't stopping producers from investing in an effort to adapt the Tony-winning "Memphis" for the big screen. "Memphis" will be turned into a movie...
  • Box Office: 'Snow White' has surprisingly strong $56.3-million debut [Updated]

    Box Office: 'Snow White' has surprisingly strong $56.3-million debut [Updated]
    "Snow White and the Huntsman"easily made it out of the woods at the box office this weekend, as the film's debut far exceeded industry projections. The fairy-tale adaptation opened with a surprisingly robust $56.3 million, according to an estimate...
  • Free eye exams for seniors

     
    This holiday season, EyeCare America has launched a campaign called, “Do You See What I See?”  — which provides eligible senior citizens with free eye exams and eye health care information. This year-round program provides eye e...
  • ‘Blade Runner’ sequels, prequel? Alcon buys the rights

     
    Wednesday afternoon I was chatting with Rutger Hauer just as the news was breaking that Alcon had acquired the rights to “Blade Runner,” the Philip K. Dick story and the 1982 Ridley Scott film, with an eye toward making prequels and sequels to...