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  • 800-GET-THIN probe intensifies

    800-GET-THIN probe intensifies
    Federal agents served multiple search warrants Wednesday in an investigation of a weight-loss surgery business tied to the now-defunct 1-800-GET-THIN marketing campaign throughout Southern California. FBI agents raided the Beverly Hills offices of...
  • Vodka-spiked oranges and tamale lessons: Irvine's lost commune

    Vodka-spiked oranges and tamale lessons: Irvine's lost commune
    You read that right. Irvine -- that bastion of staid, putty-colored suburban respectability -- was home to a commune of sorts in the late 1960s, albeit a short-lived one. The Farm, as it was known, was a social-studies experiment established by UC...
  • College Update: NCAA regionals await local baseball products

    College Update: NCAA regionals await local baseball products
    The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Edgar Montes (Glendale Community College, 2013) University of Nevada, Las Vegas baseball junior: Montes' NCAA Division I debut season has been a good one, and it's still going strong....
  • The Latest: A poetic prescription; dissonance from Din

    Believing in Today Frank L. Meyskens Jr. Fithian Press; 77 pages If you are familiar with "Gates of Heaven," Errol Morris' classic documentary about pet cemeteries, you may recall the film's slogan: "Death is for the living and not for the dead so...
  • College Update: Elliot Surrey spectacular in helping UC Irvine baseball win Corvallis Regional, take down No. 1 seed

    College Update: Elliot Surrey spectacular in helping UC Irvine baseball win Corvallis Regional, take down No. 1 seed
    The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Elliot Surrey (Crescenta Valley High, 2012) UC Irvine baseball sophomore: With one out and a pair of runners on, Surrey induced a ground ball for a 6-4-3 double play. Surrey pumped his...
  • Harvard-Westlake's Jack Flaherty awaits MLB draft with great interest

    Harvard-Westlake's Jack Flaherty awaits MLB draft with great interest
    Jack Flaherty has a record of 23-0 over the last two seasons for Harvard-Westlake High and has a scholarship to play college baseball for North Carolina. But he recognizes something that could change his baseball future is entirely out of his control....
  • College sports' billion-dollar issue: Who pays freight on pay-to-play?

    The commissioner of one college conference recently compared the state of the NCAA to that of a delicate ecosystem being threatened by the heat of what is shaping up to be a long and litigious summer. Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA,...
  • UC Irvine, ace Andrew Morales look to ignite postseason run

     UC Irvine, ace Andrew Morales look to ignite postseason run
    Andrew Morales and UC Irvine were on their way to an NCAA playoff bid that seemed a foregone conclusion. Morales was 40-1 as a college pitcher, including 9-0 this season, when Irvine began a series against Cal State Fullerton two weeks ago. But a...
  • Tim Donnelly sees his business failure as asset in governor's race

    Tim Donnelly sees his business failure as asset in governor's race
    State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly was showing off his home, an unpretentious four-bedroom high in the mountains near Lake Arrowhead that, given his low-budget run for governor, doubles as a campaign office. He hurried past his son blasting away at animated...
  • Costa Mesa recognizes its scholars

    Costa Mesa recognizes its scholars
    At the 35th annual Scholarship Recognition Breakfast on Friday morning in Costa Mesa, the student recipients' stories were varied, their successes exceptional. The banquet, hosted by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, took place at the Hilton Orange...
  • How an economics professor taught me a life-changing lesson -- in literature

     How an economics professor taught me a life-changing lesson -- in literature
    Every spring, during college graduation season, I think about a former professor who uttered two astonishing sentences that changed the course of my life. I was a disaffected student, attending community college because I didn't have the grades, the...