| 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...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:18 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:41 AM
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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:05 PM
The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:46 PM
The Muscular Dystrophy Association asked city commissioners on Monday if they could fund raise on intersections, as part of the "Fill The Boot" campaign. As a result city manager Jason Gage is drafting a policy for the city to review by the end of the...
| Jan 17, 2013
When Jim Jefferies answers the phone at the agreed-upon time (between a network publicist and myself), just about the first thing he says is that he forgot he was doing an interview today. Not an unusual occurrence in my line of work. Busy people,...
| 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......