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  • Oil spill stress starts to weigh on gulf residents

    GRAND ISLE, LA. -- Ordinarily this time of year, Adam Trahan would be out on the Gulf of Mexico on a shrimp boat, trawling from South Pass to the Chandeleur Islands. Instead, last week he was trawling between the bar at Cisco's Hideaway on Oak Lane and...
  • Giving hope by the glass

    Giving hope by the glass
    OneHope, a nonprofit wine company based in Newport Beach, recently announced a new partnership with Robert Mondavi Jr. of the renowned wine-making family. Until the partnership with Mondavi, OneHope was working with David Elliott, formerly of the...
  • When you buy or think pink, know where your green is going

    When you buy or think pink, know where your green is going
    Pink toothbrushes, pink bottles of wine, pink debit cards — there's a chance to donate to breast cancer around every corner. But how can you tell how much good comes from each piece of pink? The makers of some pink products donate proceeds only for...
  • The breast cancer experience doesn't end when treatment does

    The breast cancer experience doesn't end when treatment does
    In those whispered exchanges that unfold in clinic corridors and doctor's office waiting rooms, even on a short elevator ride from one hospital floor to the next, there is a bit of dark humor passed from one breast cancer patient to another: "Oh, wait...
  • Liu meets with people hurt by budget stalemate

    Christopher McWhorter is one face of the state budget crisis, as state Sen. Carol Liu (D-Glendale) learned Thursday. McWhorter, 37, is bedridden because of muscular dystrophy. Sixteen hours a week, workers paid through the California Department of Health...
  • Health care coordination urged

    GLENDALE — Better coordination of health and social services available in Glendale is a top priority to better battle local health issues, a group of community leaders said Wednesday. Several dozen representatives from local health-care and...
  • Food pantries meeting high demand

    Food pantries meeting high demand
    With demand for food assistance remaining high, local food pantries and service providers say they have seen increased demand in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. "When our pantry manager told us last week we had given out 120 Thanksgiving baskets...
  • 'Jammin' to get encore

    Some four months after finishing his last round of chemotherapy, 6-year-old Julian Dunn has almost an inch of newly grown hair on his head. A year and a half after doctors found a golf-ball sized tumor in Julian's brain, his parents say life is...
  • Culture of caring: Hospitals reaching out to region's cultural diversity

    Culture of caring: Hospitals reaching out to region's cultural diversity
    At Orlando Health, manager of Language Services and Cultural Development Marisol Romany has come up with her own "cultural toolkit" for working with patients of different ethnic and racial backgrounds. In African American families, elders provide...
  • Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable

    Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable
    Kevin Brown knew he was hooked on crack cocaine. That was obvious each time he set off on another smoking binge. But Brown says he never imagined that he also suffered from a mental illness until he walked into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. A day or...
  • Neighbors

    Two honored for leadership Two Laguna Beach residents, Maya Dunne and Elisa Stipkovich, were each awarded the 2010 Community Beacon Award given by the Orange County Congregation Community Organization for outstanding achievement in community leadership in...