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  • Commentary: It's time to treat the stigma of mental illness

    World Mental Health Day was Oct. 10, and instead of celebrating how far we have come in the mental-health field, I've been dwelling on the stigma that is still heavily associated with it. According to the World Health Organization, more than 450...
  • Apodaca: Sufficient sleep is essential for healthy minds and bodies

    When my younger son was a junior in high school, his packed schedule left appallingly insufficient time for a basic human need: sleep. He was taking four advanced placement classes, played sports, and was co-captain of his school's mock trial team, a...
  • My Answer: God keeps an eye on gluttony

    Q: Every time my son visits me, he gets after me about my weight. I admit I'm on the heavy side, but I don't see what difference it makes since I'm happy and I don't have any health problems. After all, the Bible doesn't say anything about this. —...
  • The struggle to regain balance

    The struggle to regain balance
    First of three parts. Almost a whole day had passed, and still Melissa Ludlow hadn't heard from her son. She checked her silent phone again, trying to imagine the reasons he wouldn't respond. Didn't he know how to work the phone that she had lent him?...
  • Love lifts depression's fog

    Love lifts depression's fog
    Second of three parts. In Part 1, family members recalled how Orange County high school student Jon Ludlow went from being an athlete to a loner who required psychiatric medication. He lost interest in socializing and spent his time playing online video...
  • Commentary: It's time to fund adolescent mental healthcare

    I was fortunate enough to graduate from the top-ranked public high school in California, eighth best nationally. Over the next few years, the abrupt passing of several admirable and successful former classmates indicated that even an upbringing of...
  • Commentary: Take a tough stance against bullying

    Bullying has become such a fixture of school life that most of us have ceased giving it any real attention. Bullies are seen as an inextricable part of the social fabric in schools, as common and unremarkable as any other social archetype, whether it be...
  • Commentary: Bullying can have lethal consequences

    "I got this really cool hat yesterday, see? Isn't it awesome?" "Yeah, its really awesome. Why is it in your backpack and not on your head, though?" "These kids in my class, who always make fun of me, said it was a stupid hat and that I look gay."...
  • Rule change has local breweries in a bubbly mood

    Rule change has local breweries in a bubbly mood
    Orange County could be barreling toward a craft beer boom thanks to a recent obscure, bureaucratic rule change, local brewers and officials said. The change, which essentially moves oversight of beer-making facilities from a county agency to the state's...
  • Mailbag: Newport is overspending on Civic Center

    The cost of Newport Beach's City Hall just keeps on rising. We will now need an additional $6.5 million to finish the project; we are now up to $139 million. After financing this project over the next 30 years, it could very well exceed $237 million....
  • Panel delays vote on fire rings

    SAN DIEGO — Newport Beach residents holding their breath about the fate of the city's beach fire rings will have to wait a bit longer to exhale. The state Coastal Commission decided Wednesday to delay a decision on whether the city can remove 60...
  • Irvine council tackles gun control

    Although Irvine's City Council didn't get to it until almost seven hours after the meeting started, 17 public speakers waited to weigh in on local gun-control measures. Tuesday's meeting started at 3 p.m., two hours earlier than usual, but the...