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  • Nancy Malone, longtime actress and pioneering TV director, dies at 79

    Nancy Malone, longtime actress and pioneering TV director, dies at 79
    Nancy Malone was on the cover of Life magazine at age 11, had a starring role on Broadway at 17 and worked steadily as an actress in television in her 20s and 30s. Though she was in demand, she feared for the future. "I'd seen actresses getting to the...
  • Victor Espinoza has a cause beyond riding California Chrome to victory

     Victor Espinoza has a cause beyond riding California Chrome to victory
    There we were, in a press conference, chronicling normal euphoria and gathering normal quotes from the winners of the Kentucky Derby, when the story took a 90-degree turn. Victor Espinoza was fighting back tears. And they weren't tears of joy. Until a...
  • Routine pelvic exam should be discontinued, physicians group says

    Routine pelvic exam should be discontinued, physicians group says
    The routine pelvic exam endured by healthy women at their physician's office is a yearly ritual that frequently produces pain, anxiety and embarrassment in return for no documented benefit, and it should be discontinued, an influential physicians group...
  • Schools' Darrin Reed, 48, dies: 'My memories of the past all include him'

     Schools' Darrin Reed, 48, dies: 'My memories of the past all include him'
    A former Laguna Beach Unified School District employee, described by friends as the heart and soul of a tightly knit community, died Tuesday following a hard-fought battle with leukemia, his husband said Wednesday. Darrin Reed, who served as executive...
  • Doctors: Supreme Court BRCA gene patent ruling benefits patients

    Doctors: Supreme Court BRCA gene patent ruling benefits patients
    When Dr. Wayne Grody heard that the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Myriad Genetics could not patent two genes linked to breast cancer, the UCLA medical geneticist was minutes from giving a well-worn speech on the years-old case to a room full of...
  • Will Supreme Court's take on gene patents help Myriad?

    Will Supreme Court's take on gene patents help Myriad?
    While the Supreme Court’s decision to forbid patents on human genes knocked out Myriad Genetics' long-guarded patent on two genes linked to breast cancer, the Utah-based company’s stock still rose soon after the news broke. That bit of...
  • Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women

    Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
  • Urban Outfitters comes to Malibu with a movie, concert and more

    Urban Outfitters comes to Malibu with a movie, concert and more
    Urban Outfitters is opening its first Malibu store this week with a days-long grand opening party. The 10,075-square-foot store officially opens at 10 a.m. Thursday at 3806 Cross Creek Road in the Malibu Country Mart. Throughout the day, until closing...
  • Exercise may cut endometrial cancer risk for heavy women

    Exercise may cut endometrial cancer risk for heavy women
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Overweight and obese women who get plenty of exercise may have a lower risk of endometrial cancer than if they were sedentary, according to new research. Strenuous and moderate physical activity were linked to lowered risk for...
  • Woman meets donor three years later

    Woman meets donor three years later
    Being separated by an ocean and having never met didn't stop Yvonne Vohl from offering a lifeline to Karen Castelblanco. Castelblanco, 42, of Huntington Beach, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and received a bone-marrow transplant from Vohl, 41, of...
  • Former LCHS student Patrick Perrigue earns doctorate

    Former LCHS student Patrick Perrigue earns doctorate
    Patrick Perrigue earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience, graduating in June from City of Hope's Beckman Research Institute.  Perrigue, a 2002 graduate of La Cañada High School, plans to pursue a career in cancer research.  During his high school years in La...