Some researchers recommend that women get mammograms annually after age 40. Others suggest the test is best if women receive it every other year starting at age 50.
When I ask patients if they perform regular breast self-exams I often hear, "no," and the excuse, "I'm not high-risk."
As we approach the Nov. 4 election, Newport Beach residents have been receiving campaign literature in support of the candidates running for the City Council.
Costa Mesa has $228 million in unfunded pension liability, money we owe to past and present city employees.
As a lifelong Republican and a resident of Newport Beach for 55 years, I am saddened to see the intrusion of some ultra-partisan party leaders advancing an agenda in Newport Beach that has nothing to do with the Republican values held by Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.
My household has received a number of political mailers from out-of-town government employee unions, each endorsing council candidates Katrina Foley and Jay Humphrey and opposing the proposed Costa Mesa charter, Measure O.
I am perplexed by the argument against Measure Y.
I've watched and written about Mayor Jim Righeimer since he arrived in Costa Mesa from Fountain Valley.
I'm a Republican, and I am tired of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) representing me.
Our family has resided on the Westside since before Costa Mesa was incorporated in 1953, which means we have seen a great deal of change.
We endorse Chris Bunyan for the Costa Mesa City Council. Residents have been calling for change. To quote Bunyan, "So why do they keep digging up candidates from the Costa Mesa graveyard and expecting change?"
The ideological differences surrounding Costa Mesa's proposed charter are as simple as most other Republican-Democrat issues, and the anti-charter comrades need to stop masking their motives and be honest: They want more unionization.
Re: "Costa Mesa's latest budget surplus: $6 million," (Oct. 8): Now the city needs to decide what to do with the surplus.
"Mailbag: Stop partisan city politics," (Oct. 7) makes an interesting point about not wanting to know candidates' political parties. The implication is that there is something untoward about such...
I am in my 20th year of service to Newport Beach. I served 10 years on the Planning Commission and am in my 10th year on the City Council.
I ran to represent Southern California on the Board of Equalization to change the culture at the state's most-comprehensive tax agency.
Who will listen to you? Whom do you trust?
I am confused by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. On the one hand, when asked about the latest Corona del Mar High School news regarding the arrest of Timothy Lai, the tutor arrested in the alleged hacking case, the district spokeswoman stated that, "We consider the matter to be closed,"...
My philosophy has always been to openly address challenging issues and commit to achieving meaningful solutions.
I first signed the pledge to protect Proposition 13 in 1998 as a candidate for the Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees.
I went to the beach this morning to watch the waves. The scene was epic. You don't see this many stoked surfers all that often in Newport.
Mesa Verde Community Inc. presented an excellent forum for Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustee candidates. All the candidates would bring good qualities and useful insights to the school board.
While Newport Beach's issuance of debt for the Civic Center and park occurred in November 2010, before I was even on the council, political consultant Dave Ellis' slate of City Council candidates (who never said a peep for four years) now question whether we have prudently managed our finances.
I am a former Newport Beach mayor. I have continually lived in the Port Streets for over 35 years. I am voting no on Measure Y for the following reasons:
At taxpayer expense, the city recently mailed to residents a pamphlet titled "How would Costa Mesa be different under the proposed charter (Measure O)?"
Most of my friends and supporters will no longer speak at Costa Mesa City Council meetings. They are turned off by bullies in the audience who laugh at, mock, talk over and jeer anyone who comes to the microphone and supports the council majority.
Former state Republican Party Chairman Shawn Steel, husband of supervisorial candidate Michelle Steel, recently wrote a commentary for the Orange County Register about the California Republican Party titled, "Not...
The high-density development explosion in Costa Mesa cannot be viewed in a piecemeal fashion. When examined in its entirety, it is clear that someone must stand up and advocate for a much more reasonable approach to development, and I believe I am that someone.
Our historic drought has brought important public scrutiny to the agencies that are responsible for delivering water to our homes and businesses.
Please don't ignore the water district races this election cycle: Mesa Water District, Municipal Water District of Orange County and the Orange County Water District.
We all agree that there is a major problem with the underfunded public pension obligations in Costa Mesa and that something needs to be done. We do not all agree on the solution, and some have sought to make corrections through the proposed charter, Measure O on the November ballot.
Re: "Portable lights OKd for Kaiser Elementary," (Oct. 1):
Re. "Commentary: Payout to public affairs manager emblematic of bad business," (Sept. 10):
Re. "Mailbag: Why hide from a debate?" (Oct. 2): Letter writer Paul Watkins can of course assume anything he wants.
Re. "School board is not representative," (Oct. 4): I am stunned by letter writer Martie O'Meara's assertion that "there is no representation for Hispanic students" on the Newport-Mesa Unified...
Do we want toll lanes on the 405 or not? Not. If we want to express our displeasure with toll lanes, we need to let our voices be heard.
My precious sister, Debra, was killed by a motorist Aug. 27, 2013, while riding her bicycle in Newport Beach. The Orange County District Atty. filed vehicular manslaughter charges and the trial began Sept. 8 of this year. The prosecutor presented evidence that my sister was properly making a right...
Re. "The Crowd: Spreading awareness of children's needs," (Sept. 18): When I read the story about National Child Awareness Month, I saw the potential for organizations like its sponsor, the Festival of Children Foundation, to be leaders in helping cities and school districts collaborate in...
As an elected official, it is becoming harder and harder to keep our communities safe. The state's misguided "realignment" plan is sending hardened criminals who belong in state prison back to our streets.
We recently moved to Irvine from Silicon Valley and are surprised to see political party references when discussing local government. Re. "Irvine Council gets a civics lesson," (Sept. 25), the...