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  • West Hartford Firefighters' Beer-Tasting Fundraiser Is Friday

    West Hartford Firefighters' Beer-Tasting Fundraiser Is Friday
    About 50 firefighters will be pouring beer samples and grilling up food Friday for the West Hartford firefighters association's sixth annual benefit for muscular dystrophy. WEST HARTFORD — About 50 firefighters will be pouring samples of beer and...
  • Doctors: Supreme Court BRCA gene patent ruling benefits patients

    Doctors: Supreme Court BRCA gene patent ruling benefits patients
    When Dr. Wayne Grody heard that the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Myriad Genetics could not patent two genes linked to breast cancer, the UCLA medical geneticist was minutes from giving a well-worn speech on the years-old case to a room full of...
  • MDA Telethon reduced to two-hour ABC special -- with no Jerry Lewis

    In recent years, the Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s annual telethon has undergone dramatic transformations from its early days as a live Labor Day weekend broadcast spanning almost two days with an endless parade of stars, pleas for charity and the anything-...
  • The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy

    The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy
    The 18th annual Gift of Hope Gala benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. unfolded June 8 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Some 400 donors filled the elegant ballroom for the black-tie affair emceed by the beautiful blond media personality Jamie...
  • TV This Week for Sept. 1 - 7: 'Luther' on BBC America

    TV This Week for Sept. 1 - 7: 'Luther' on BBC America
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 1 - 7, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   -------------------- SUNDAY Hilarity ensues when "TV's Funniest of the...
  • Retail Therapy: Make a Habit of driving in

    Drive and dine: The Habit, an Irvine-based burger chain, will open its first drive-through location next week at 2200 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, in a former Burger King location in front of the Jo-Ann Fabric superstore. All proceeds raised Sunday and...
  • Hope fills the air at Walk MS event

    Hope fills the air at Walk MS event
    Bill Bisch was in the midst of throwing a football during a family Thanksgiving game when his legs gave out and he fell face down. The 57-year-old San Juan Capistrano resident was quickly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). "MS changed my life...
  • People behind films are stars in their own right

    People behind films are stars in their own right
    Doug Penikas received his acceptance to the Newport Beach Film Festival in the most unceremonious of ways — an email that landed in his junk folder. "I didn't believe it," he said. "I thought it was a hoax. Especially when I couldn't tell anyone...
  • Jonathan Evison on hitting bottom and becoming a writer [video]

    Jonathan Evison on hitting bottom and becoming a writer [video]
    Bestselling novelist Jonathan Evison dropped by our video booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books to talk with L.A. Times columnist Robin Abcarian about "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving," his novel that has just been released in paperback.  The...
  • At the Festival: Friday

    Highlights for Friday at the Newport Beach Film Festival: * Pilot Picks The Secret Disco Revolution Documentary by Jamie Kastner about the music-and-dance scene of the 1970s. 5:45 p.m.; Island Cinema 7. Dusty's Trail: Summit of Borneo Newport...
  • Northwestern receives $12 million grant to aid research on aphasia

     Northwestern receives $12 million grant to aid research on aphasia
    More Americans suffer from aphasia — a brain disorder in which a person loses the ability to understand or express words — than Parkinson's disease or muscular dystrophy. But few in the public have heard of the disease. Thanks to a major...