For years, parents have heeded this advice from their pediatricians: Avoid feeding peanuts to infants in order to decrease their risk of developing a peanut allergy.
No child should enter kindergarten with untreated tooth decay, but all too often in Orange County that is the case.
After reading the article in the Daily Pilot concerning the city opening the bidding process for an operator of the Costa Mesa Tennis Center, I was very concerned ("Costa Mesa reopens...
In his March 14 commentary "Let's be done with free spending and neglected roads," Costa Mesa Mayor Steve Mensinger addressed Councilwoman Katrina Foley's suggestion to establish prioritized...
Re. "Venezia: Bergeson is in another tough race — against cancer," March 13:
I recently moved to Irvine from Los Angeles. In the previous election here, I had voted with my customary paper ballot.
The recent vote by a student council at UC Irvine to ban the display of the American flag is truly a moment made for social media: baffling at first, difficult to fathom, easy to tweet.
Patient participation in health care is on the rise, as seen in people looking for alternatives to allopathic medicine. And in July, National Public Radio (NPR) did a report titled, "Veterans kick the prescription pill habit, against doctors' orders."
On March 8, I criticized an earlier decision by the UC Irvine student council to ban all national flags from the lobby of its offices, and I expressed support for the student government executive council that acted quickly to veto the effort. Before, during and after this short dispute, the U.S....
Re. "Nearby businesses appeal proposed Ganahl Lumber," March 14:
I don't know about you, but I hate that feeling when I have missed a meeting and my chance to express an opinion.
If you happen to be among those who lament the end of elegance in this world, find a way to be invited to dinner at the home of Beverly and Robert Cohen (he goes by his initials RC).
If you love the music of Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Cher, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Pink, then this weekend you're in for a real treat.
My niece held up a crinkly white bag of cookies.
The essence of drama, as they say, is conflict. Comedy is no different, as every show from "The Honeymooners" to "30 Rock" proves.
Costa Mesa City Hall recently decided not to broadcast the Oct. 2 political forum sponsored by the Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors' Group. The city's election counsel had concerns about dedicating public funds and city staff time toward political events or activities.
Like many other toll roads across the nation, those in Orange County have gone cashless. Motorists who aren't equipped with a transponder are supposed to set up an online credit card account with the Transportation Corridor Agencies — their license plates are read automatically and their...
The school board recently made one of those unpopular but necessary decisions of the post-Isla Vista, post-Sandy Hook, post-Fort Hood, post-Aurora, post-Virginia Tech, post-Littleton, post-etc. world.
Community service isn't what it used to be. You sign up for a city committee these days and you're met with brickbats and backhands, critiques and criticism, not to mention marathon meetings. Sometimes you deserve the criticism, sometimes you don't.
As you've likely read, the Orange County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to hire 15 retired sheriff's deputies to process an increase in applications for concealed-weapons permits. They did this in response to a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that will allow more people to carry guns...
The alleged cheating scandal at Corona del Mar High School is an interesting case study in how students in one of the county's top-performing high schools responded to intense pressure to succeed. We're talking about a world where some children feel like their lives are over if they don't gain...
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