| Jan 9, 2011
While most people don't like to talk about inflammatory bowel disease — it's not exactly coffee chatter — Jennifer Martin is happy discussing how her surgery to treat it saved her life.
In April 2009, the 27-year-old Costa Mesa resident was...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 8:42 PM
A pair of 9-month-old sisters, Coco (black Oriental) and Foxy (Bengal tabby), are among the many animals that the Community Animal Network supports with special diets.
Coco's caregiver was complaining that she scavenged the counters in search of food...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 6:46 PM
The spring social season will honor two of the region's most philanthropic couples on behalf of very serious causes.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) challenges concerned citizens to "Imagine a World Without Diabetes." The JDRF "Dream...
| May 4, 2012
| 11:18 PM
There is a definite home-field advantage for Estancia High junior Rachelle Reynolds in softball.
The Eagles moved varsity fields this year. They now play their games closer to Jim Scott Stadium, right next to the school weight room.
More people can...
| May 26, 2012
| 6:11 PM
ScotsFest 2012, a celebration of Scottish culture and traditions, will unfold from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the O.C. Fair & Event Center , 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Cost of admission is $18 for an all-day ticket, with parking costing...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:20 PM
A free class, "Parkinson's In Balance," is at noon Tuesdays at the Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 642-9990, or go to http://www.parkinsonsinbalance.com, for more information....
| May 29, 2012
| 7:59 PM
'The Inside Edge — A Breakfast Forum'
Jonathan R.T. Lakey, the featured speaker at Wednesday morning's "The Inside Edge" program, will be talking about the search for a cure to Type 1 Diabetes. Tickets for first-time guests cost $25....
| Jun 20, 2012
| 10:27 PM
While some might describe Kevin Hansen's extended summer in Orange County as being left behind, the U.S. national team veteran chooses to focus on a men's volleyball career that has taken him along for a long, meaningful ride.
Hansen, who is now third on...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 6:46 PM
It was a week to recognize and celebrate the contributions of dads on the Orange Coast.
Father's Day2012 was the theme for the American Diabetes Assn.'s annual "Father of the Year" dinner held at the Grove of Anaheim.
A shoulder-to-shoulder crowd of...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 4:14 PM
COSTA MESA — Eight weeks ago, Nathalie Ayapantecatl struggled — along with about half of her peers — to run just one lap without stopping. It took hard work, but now the 8-year-old can run several laps.
And after eight weeks of after-...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Judy Wells Stafford passed away November 26 at her home in Palm Desert, Calif.
A native of Long Beach, Calif., Judy was raised in Billings, Mont., and later Boise, Idaho where she graduated from Borah High School in 1960. She then moved with her...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 9:50 PM
Crossing the finish after a local 5K race, I walked beside a crowd of breathless runners.
Flushed and happy, we grabbed water and moved toward the stage for award announcements. Post-race endorphins forge friendships fast. Age doesn't matter. At 67, I'...