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  • Mesa Musings: A mani-pedi tale for men

    My wife and I have been retired from our respective professions for nearly four years. I'd wager that Hedy and I have seen more of each other over the last 48 months than we did the previous 396 months of our 37-year marriage. If I didn't know better, I'...
  • 'Come Fly Away' Sinatra style

    'Come Fly Away' Sinatra style
    "Once I get you up there where the air is rarified We'll just glide, starry-eyed Once I get you up there I'll be holding you so near You may hear all the angels cheer 'cause we're together." —Frank Sinatra, "Come Fly Away" * The creative...
  • Apodaca: Serendipity saves a young life

    This is a story about a family crisis, medical professionals who showed the care and professionalism we all desire but don't always see, and a boy at the center of it all who defied the odds and then wondered what all the fuss was about. The boy in...
  • Off to a good running start

    NEWPORT BEACH — The kindergartners began the event with cheers and big smiles on their cute-as-a-button faces. The 5- and 6-year-olds ran around the track, getting high-fives from Newport Beach firefighters and Corona del Mar High School...
  • The Crowd: CHOC full of goodness

    The Crowd: CHOC full of goodness
    It is one of the most vital health concerns in Orange County. Children's Hospital of Orange County, considered one of the best in the nation for 2011-12 by US News & World Report, launched a $125-million fundraising campaign in the spring of 2010,...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Never give baby aspirin to feverish children

    During a recent office visit, I saw a 4-year-old child who was not one of my regular patients. He had a fever and a runny nose. His mother was giving me the child's medical history as I began examining the boy. I had my back slightly turned from her. The...
  • The Medicine Cabinet: Pregnant women should get flu shot

    Question: I can't decide whether I should get a flu shot. I'm two months pregnant. What are your thoughts? Answer: It's a good idea for everyone 6 months of age and older to get a vaccination against influenza. This is especially true for pregnant...
  • SUV hits light pole, blows out transformer

    An SUV driven by an alleged drunk driver in Costa Mesa on Thursday night struck a light pole, which sheared it and also blew out a nearby transformer, police said. Sean Sickles, 24, of Huntington Beach was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana for...
  • Mind over matter

    Mind over matter
    Adversity seems to bring out the best in Thomas Smith. So does getting a little help from his friends. Smith, a freshman at Edison High, is a member of the Irvine Aquazots Swim Club boys' 13-14 team that last month set a National Age Group record in...
  • City Life: It's in the school district's DNA to resist change

    One Newport-Mesa Unified school board member said this about the underperforming schools on Costa Mesa's Westside: "We can't just accept those scores. We have to help those kids improve. We need to do something about it. We need to see all our scores in...
  • Learn about the 'teenage mind' at Sage Hill forum

    Sage Hill School, in partnership with the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, is hosting "The Teenage Mind: What Every Parent Needs to Know" at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 on campus, 20402 Newport Coast Drive. "Sage Hill School is pleased to welcome the Brain &...
  • Community Commentary: Plastic surgery may hide the pain inside

    At what price is beauty? One of science fiction's most enduring themes involves a future world where everyone looks perfect but no one is happy. One old "Twilight Zone" episode involves a young woman refusing to select the "model" body in which she'll...