| Apr 6, 2013
| 5:23 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Authorities are investigating why twin 22-year-old brothers died when their ventilators shut down during a mass power outage in the Northern California town of Valley Springs.
The brothers, Ryan and Joshua Hall, suffered from muscular dystrophy and were...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:37 PM
The deaths of twin 22-year-old brothers whose ventilators shut down in the Northern California town of Valley Springs is being investigated by authorities.
Meanwhile, neighbors were distraught over the deaths and seeking answers.
“It could be...
| 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...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:16 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 12:24 PM
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.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Highlights for Friday at the Newport Beach Film Festival:
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
| May 1, 2013
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...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:13 AM
"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...