| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:57 PM
"Dallas Buyers Club" is a hardscrabble look at a real-life character who helped transform the nation's attitude toward AIDS. Ron Woodroof was a Texas roughneck working the oil fields, riding bulls in the rodeo and partying way too much for his own good....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:36 PM
Ariel Vapor was disheartened when he received the news, but not particularly surprised.
He was HIV-positive.
Seated at the UCI Medical Center, with his skin pockmarked by MRSA [methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus] infections, he knew his...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Even now, Jennifer Friend wonders if her former classmates from sixth and seventh grades bought the stories she would spin.
Growing up, she masked her family's financial instability and episodic homelessness by claiming that her phone wasn't working...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:27 PM
COSTA MESA — Newport-Mesa Unified school board Trustee Karen Yelsey said the board "will be in the search for a new superintendent" in light of Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard's conviction of two felonies on Monday.
"It is what it is," said Yelsey, a Hubbard...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:41 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — These reader questions were answered by experts attending the North American Veterinary Conference here Jan.14-18.
Question: We adopted a kitten from a shelter, and at only 7 months she already weighs 14 pounds. We feed her a half a...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 9:46 PM
Scott Beaver knows the difficulty first-hand of being an openly gay teen, but the deaths of three friends is what spurred him to action.
Two committed suicide; a third succumbed to AIDS, the Newport Harbor High School senior said.
"That has been the...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:38 PM
The Pacific Coast Wine Festival will unfold at Newport Beach's Island Hotel on March 3. It is the fifth event in the world of wine benefiting the Costa Mesa-based Pacific Symphony.
Advanced sommelier Jim Houston, from Charlie Palmer, will oversee the...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 8:26 PM
Los Angeles may boast the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval on Santa Monica Boulevard, but in Orange County the Halloween party of choice may just be the annual Friends of Dorothy Guild Haunted Halloween gala at the Village Crean in Santa Ana...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 7:35 PM
An annual AIDS conference in Irvine is aiming to create change by targeting the most vulnerable — the county's youth, an event organizer said this week.
The sixth annual Youth Conference on AIDS, a free event, is hosted by the Africa Project...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Irvine is looking to collect 5,000 pounds of canned foods through Jan. 15, according to the city's website.
The Healthy Food Drive hosted by the city and in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank aims to gather nonperishable items such as canned...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:04 PM
IRVINE — On Billie Jean King Night, the first one 100 fans received a free bobblehead of the tennis icon.
That meant about half of everyone who came to watch the Orange County Breakers play on Wednesday night got a bobblehead.
The turnout at the...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The room became dark at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, where Jay-Z lyrics in the song, "Ni**as In Paris," repeated loudly.
"Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game Six," looped on the sound system. And then just, "Tyson. Tyson. Tyson."
The crowd cheered...