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  • 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...
  • People's Choice Winner: Poet writes to bring others hope, healing

    People's Choice Winner: Poet writes to bring others hope, healing
    When I contacted Clay Harrison, Readers' Choice winner of the 2013 Daily Press poetry contest, to chat with him about his work, he told me he'd been in his yard, tending his garden. It didn't take more than a few minutes of conversation for me to...
  • Women of Harford: Mary Hastler

    Women of Harford: Mary Hastler
    "Growing up, I would play librarian,” says Mary Hastler.  “I would line my stuffed animals up, and they would check out books.” So maybe it’s no surprise that during Hastler’s first career in health-care administration, she...
  • A socially conscious film festival

    A socially conscious film festival
    The living room of Kalpna Singh-Chitnis' Irvine condominium was filled with signs of pending deadlines Friday: yellow envelopes bulging with DVDs, trophies, stacks of brochures. But the cluttered work area projected a joyous mood. In fact, it officially...
  • Love Ride rumbles into town Sunday

    Love Ride rumbles into town Sunday
    Don't be fooled by their leather jackets and roaring motorcycles — bikers have a lot of love to give. Bikers are often portrayed in films and TV as hoodlums or troublemakers, but Oliver Shokouh, owner of Harley-Davidson of Glendale, said he wants...
  • Love Ride rolls out of Glendale to Castaic Lake for a worthy cause

    Love Ride rolls out of Glendale to Castaic Lake for a worthy cause
    This year's Love Ride attracted thousands of motorcyclists on Sunday, raising money for the nonprofit USO, which supports U.S. troops and their families. PHOTOS: 30th annual Love Ride The ride, which is celebrated its 30th year this Sunday in Glendale,...
  • $150,000 donation to fund stem cell research

    A Newport Beach nonprofit donated $150,000 toward stem cell research that could slow or reverse heart damage in patients, including those with a specific muscular dystrophy condition, the organization announced last week. Coalition Duchenne gave the...
  • Pooling resources to keep everyone safe in the water

    Pooling resources to keep everyone safe in the water
    Jerry Huang left his wheelchair at the side of the pool before gliding through more than 400 meters of water at this year's Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge. From beginners to experts, people of all abilities swam laps to raise money for free swimming lessons...