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  • Commentary: Cities, workers can hash out good pension plans

    Recently the Concordia Center for Public Policy hosted a program on managing pension costs. Rapidly escalating pension expenses have dominated the news and forced the issue to the top of every local government agenda. The rapid increase in pension...
  • Woodbridge's Babcock makes early statement

    Molly Babcock couldn't believe her eyes. She crossed the finish line in first place in the 1,600 meters at last week's Irvine Invitational track meet — no surprise there — but had to do a double-take when she saw her posted time. 4 minutes,...
  • Arson investigators look into fire at dental office

    Arson investigators examined evidence from a fire and acts of vandalism at a Costa Mesa dental office, police said Tuesday. Employees returned to work after a five-day hiatus last month to discover paint covering the business' name on a window and mail...
  • Sharing healing options

    Angela Sinnett and Andrea Allerton treat common health ailments with the one thing many people fear most — needles. That's because they are trained and licensed acupuncturists. "When people hear 'needles' they tend to think of a shot like they...
  • Hoag Hospital plans to lay off 175 employees

    Hoag Hospital announced plans Tuesday to lay off about 175 employees. Accounting for about 3.5% of its 5,000-person workforce, the cuts will affect its hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine as well as its network of health-care centers, according to Nina...
  • My Pet World: Be honest with kids about pet's death

    Question: How do I tell my kids (ages 7 and 5) that our dog, Bella, is dying? I'm told she has a week to three weeks to live. — S.C., Charleston, S.C. Answer: "The first and most important rule is to be honest," says Stephanie LaFarge, senior...
  • Mailbag: 'Mean-spirited' fire pits column overlooked health hazards

    Re "Wu: Fire pit removal illustrates lack of conservatism," March 25: Your credibility is at stake if you have edited the above column, which erroneously portrays the Newport Beach City Council and Corona del Mar residents as being guided by racist or...
  • Hoag unveils 3-D mammograms

    Hoag unveils 3-D mammograms
    NEWPORT BEACH — The Hoag Hospital Breast Care Center unveiled new 3-D mammography technology Wednesday that will enable doctors to detect cancer in dense breast tissue. The Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) is the first of its kind in the state....
  • Editorial: Eating together can keep kids off drugs

    Parents, we get it. You're busy. You work. You commute. The kids are in school. They're in sports and activities. But you need to make time to eat dinner together. This most traditional of activities, according to dependency experts, can help stave off...
  • Laffy Laffalot brings smiles for miles

    Laffy Laffalot brings smiles for miles
    When he's not working as a paramedic for the Orange County Fire Authority, Steve Islava invents devices that prevent physical and emotional injuries. Twenty-five years ago, after delivering a Spanish speaker's baby, he created a handbook of crucial...
  • CdM woman's fitness plan now lines Target shelves

    It's a rarity in the saturated market of fitness books and nutrition guides: the deliberate absence of the word "calorie." "I don't believe that calorie counting is healthy for your mental state of mind," said Corona del Mar entrepreneur and physical...
  • Bits of Hope

     Bits of Hope
    Sometimes a trip is more than just a great escape. That's what happened to Kallie Dovel when she first traveled to Uganda in summer 2007. It was there that she saw what women were going through: little to no education, lack of health care, extreme...