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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • 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 review: Raunchy 'Legit' has HUGE ... heart

    TV review: Raunchy 'Legit' has HUGE ... heart
    I wasn't familiar with Jim Jeffries' standup before popping in my screener of his new comedy, "Legit" (9:30 p.m. Thursday, FX; 3.5 star out of 4). Now I want to check it out. "Legit" is legitimately and simultaneously raunchy, sweet and funny. Aussie...
  • Super Bowl tickets to be auctioned

    CureDuchenne, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit that funds research into a form of muscular dystrophy, is auctioning off two tickets to Super Bowl XLVII, courtesy of Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews. The package, which is valued at $5,000,...
  • You don't have to be hip for this club, just connected

    You don't have to be hip for this club, just connected
    One of the more traumatic moments of my life was the night I was ruled too unhip to enter a club. No, it wasn't Studio 54 with its infamous velvet rope — it was a far less prestigious nightclub in England that, nevertheless, scanned me for an...
  • Around Town: Girls couldn't be stopped

    Blanking and more blanking. The AYSO Girls U12 Extra Club Team Huntington Beach Region 55 team (whew!), also known as the Strikers, earned the League Cup 2012 Sunday. Team mom Susan Steiner let us know that nobody could score off the team during the...
  • Irvine's Habit Burger raises more than $4K for nonprofits

    Irvine's new Habit Burger Grill helped raise more than $4,000 for three area nonprofits at fundraisers Sunday and Monday, a news release said. The Habit helped raise $1,341 for the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. of Orange County and Inland Empire, $1,991 for...
  • Autism Links In Newtown Case Unfounded

    Usually, at this time of year, I write my "Stanta" column, complete with a mug of me decked in a red Santa suit and hat — and giving good-natured, gift-giving jabs at some notable Nutmeggers. It's meant to end the year with a little merriment...
  • Apodaca: A documentary for Dusty

    Apodaca: A documentary for Dusty
    Imagine for a moment that you can't walk or reach out to embrace your loved ones, and that every breath you take, each beat of your heart, requires a herculean effort from your weakening body. That is life for my neighbor Dusty Brandom and millions of...
  • The Crowd: A new focus at the Center Club

    The Crowd: A new focus at the Center Club
    The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited with the expression, "The only thing permanent is change." The electronic age has ushered in a dramatic evolution in human behavior. Our devices that are computer-driven are in fact dictating how we...
  • Reel Critics: A rugged and inspiring 'Trail'

    I was privileged to attend the private screening of a captivating new documentary. Catherine Jayasuriya is a very sharp local mom on a major mission. She is the driving force behind "Dusty's Trail," which is vying for a spot in the Newport Beach Film...
  • Give her this day her daily date

    After a breakup with a film and television editor, I decided that 2012 would be about being proactive and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I would attempt to go on 365 dates during a 12-month period — some of which would, I hoped, be amorous...