| Jun 1, 2010
Dixon Gayer thought the politics of 1960s Orange County cried out for a voice of moderation. So he invented one.
Gayer was an admittedly liberal columnist writing in conservative Orange County when the ultraconservative John Birch Society was a political...
| Jun 1, 2010
Rhonda McCartt was in shock when a mammogram and biopsy revealed precancerous cells in her breast.
In the past, such a diagnosis would have been a signal to wait and worry, with close monitoring to see whether the cells became cancerous. These days, as...
| May 27, 2010
Costa Mesa resident Dave Bunnell was angry at it.
It took his father's life.
Thirty new cases of it are expected each day this year in Orange County.
It is cancer and, according to the American Cancer Society, was the second leading cause of death in...
| Jan 14, 2010
Teddy Pendergrass, who became R&B's reigning sex symbol in the 1970s and '80s with his forceful, masculine voice and passionate love ballads and later became an inspirational figure after suffering a devastating car accident that left him paralyzed,...
| Jan 15, 2010
Teddy Pendergrass, the soul singer who combined hyper-romantic love songs with a virile, sexy stage presence to become the quintessential R&B boudoir crooner before a 1982 car accident left him paralyzed, died Wednesday in his native Philadelphia. He...
| Jan 24, 2010
Recently, a kid named Sandy Pukel, whom I haven't seen since high school, tracked me down through Facebook. Turns out he is no longer a kid (surprise!); in fact, he is a health food guru, and he mentioned he was running his annual Holistic Holiday at...
| Feb 10, 2010
If your diet lacks fiber, it's your own fault. High levels of the cholesterol-lowering, regularity-inducing substance can now be found in many breads, pastas, cereals - even yogurts, cakes and juices.
Some foods, such as whole wheat bread, are...
| Jan 29, 2010
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Amy Chadburn, MD, FCAP, of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, is a pathologist who recommends the online tool, MyBiopsy.org, from the College of American Pathologists to patients who are recently diagnosed with cancer and to her fellow...
| Mar 23, 2010
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FONTANA -- Prosecutors have charged the owners of five dogs that attacked a family on a residential street, critically wounding a 5-year-old girl.
Jose Antonio Lopez Gonzalez, 49, and Judith Mendez Lopez, 55, were charged with seven counts of owning...
| Feb 4, 2010
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On Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 11:30a.m. the 16th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day Luncheon will be held at the Westin Galleria Hotel. This event will benefiting CanCare, Inc. Singer and keynote speaker will be Barbara Padilla. The honorees are Anne...
| Feb 16, 2010
Dale Hawkins, a singer-guitarist best known for his 1957 hit “Susie-Q,” which became a rock anthem, died Saturday in Little Rock, Ark., his family announced. He was 73.
He was diagnosed with colon cancer more than four years ago, according to...