| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Authorities have not ruled out homicide as they investigate how twin brothers dependent on breathing ventilators died during a power outage in the Northern California town of Valley Springs.
Calaveras County coroner's officials believe identical 22-...
| Nov 28, 2013
Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training.
He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 11:05 AM
“The best sister and aunt ever,” Jodi Palmblade died unexpectedly November 23, 2013 after falling while preparing to attend a community volunteer event.
Jodi was born April 29, 1956 and moved to Costa Mesa in 1959. She was valedictorian...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Muffi Lavigne and Chris Plum are talking with their voices, but their hands are having a conversation of their own. Chris' hand takes the shape of a dome when he reaches out and places it over Muffi's. When he starts talking about his past, Muffi's...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
If there were fairness in this world, Rita Rizzo would be a media star.
Rizzo, 60, owns a management consulting firm for nonprofit groups and government offices in Akron, Ohio, with her husband, Lou Vincent, 64. Vincent, who suffers from Type 2 diabetes...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:49 AM
The Japanese research institution at the center of a growing controversy over a new type of stem cells said Friday that its investigation of four scientists has confirmed two instances of "inappropriate" behavior but that neither case was severe enough to...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:46 AM
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is currently preparing for its 59th Annual Summer Camp, which will run June 7-13 at the Airfield 4-H Conference Center in Wakefield, VA.
MDA Summer Camp is a week-long, overnight camp where children with...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Anyone who thinks the U.S. space program is done with and permanently parked at the California Science Center in the form of the space shuttle Endeavour hasn’t heard NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and aerospace engineer Camille Alleyne (yes,...
| May 20, 2013
Here's a man who is as Bob Dylan would say: "Busy living." Shane Burcaw a 20-year-old blogging sensation who is living a with a rare form of muscular dystrophy has blossomed since his story first ran on the front of The Morning Call's 2011 Christmas Eve...
| Apr 11, 2013
Shane Burcaw wants to be on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." So the 20-year-old Moravian College student who has been in a wheelchair all his life has set off a "twitter bomb" today asking supporters to tweet Ellen DeGeneres requests to......
| May 5, 2013
The adolescent national goodwill ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is just 12, but he instinctively read the reasoning behind getting Joan Jett to perform for the 26th annual Ride for Life celebration sponsored by Harley-Davidson on...