| Sep 22, 2011
| 6:36 PM
When the Laguna Beach Soroptimists run this weekend during the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, they will be led by Lisa Wolter.
Wolter, of Laguna Beach, is executive director of Komen Orange County, one of the most successful affiliates...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:11 PM
James Pribram is at it again.
Laguna Beach's own "Eco-Warrior" soon will embark on another environmental rescue, this time in Bali, Indonesia.
Pribram sent me an email this week that read:
"I will be leaving Oct. 17 for Bali in an effort to help...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:12 PM
Yes, Virginia, there is something better than drinking beer: drinking beer for a good cause! And the upcoming weeks will give beer lovers at least two opportunities to drink well while helping others.
First up is Haymarket Pub and Brewery's...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:51 PM
All her life, Lindsay Shipp knew that she was dying. As a baby, she would cry after eating, and salt collected on her forehead. The diagnosis was cystic fibrosis, an incurable genetic disease that, at the time, meant a life expectancy of 18 years.
| Nov 4, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Lindsay Shipp just wanted to keep her lungs.
When she was nine months old, Shipp was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis -- a genetic disease that, among other symptoms, causes thick mucus to form in the lungs. The life expectancy is 37, and most people who...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Hundreds of bikers riding to bring toys to the kids at Hershey Children's Hospital for the 15th Annual David Milliken Derr Junior Toy Run Saturday.
The event put on by the York County Harley Davidson Owner's Association.
9-year-old James Rouscher has...
| Jan 9, 2012
For years, a picture of Dr. Francis Collins, torn from the pages of a 1989 issue of Newsweek, held fast to our refrigerator door. Two red magnets placed him in the middle of Little League schedules, school rosters and Citizen of the Month certificates....
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:15 AM
The National Edowment for the Arts announced 863 grant recipients comprised of organizations and individual writers across the country. The awards total $22.543 million, encompass 15 artistic disciplines and fields, and support projects in 47 states,...
| Jul 27, 2012
Tonight the city will rally around one nine-year-old girl and a cause that has become front and center in her life. Vanessa Bolano has her story.
She was born a singer, a dancer, and a fashion designer. It's a pretty impressive resume for a nine-year-...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:14 PM
For those with cystic fibrosis, there's a litany of medicines to be taken every morning and night.
For Rob and Paulette Montelone, it's triple the dosage as they distribute the medication to the three of their five children who have the disease. They...
| Aug 18, 2012
I call Stan Schwartz a "stair-ologist." But he prefers a warmer, cuddlier term.
"I'm a nerd," says the 52-year-old system analyst for the earthquake computer at Caltech. "I studied the staircase in this building like a bug under a microscope. I took...