| Mar 4, 2013
| 2:48 PM
What would Ryan Lochte do?
The answer is far less important than the individuals posing the question, who happen to be executives at the E! entertainment channel.
Just in case you're among the 1 percent of the population who abstain from television,...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:33 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:41 AM
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...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:33 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 9:08 PM
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,...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 6:50 PM
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...
| Jun 8, 2013
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...
| May 27, 2013
| 6:49 PM
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...
| May 17, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Starting today, community members will begin seeing firefighters holding out their yellow boots at many local intersections as part of the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Fill the Boot Campaign.
This year area firefighters have some back up...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:16 PM
A Waynesboro woman who dedicated her life to nurturing the community’s children and raising them to be responsible adults died early Tuesday.
K. Marilyn Smith was 76.
Even after deciding last fall to forego treatment for advanced-stage lung...