| Nov 8, 2011
| 6:14 PM
Author Jennifer Arnold couldn't say it all in her first book, "Through a Dog's Eyes," so she wrote a second book, "In a Dog's Heart" (Spiegel and Grau, New York, NY, 2011; $25). In the new book, she focuses a lot on the connection we can develop with...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 7:07 PM
Fasting might seem a grim topic in the midst of the Orange County Fair, beach picnics and the start of the Olympic Games. But highly observant Jews took part last weekend in Tisha B'Av, a 25-hour fast from food and drink to mark the destruction of the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Medical industry sources estimate that the United States faces a potential shortage of 150,000 doctors in the next 15 years. If true, that unwelcome proposition makes it more important than ever to encourage today's youth to pursue an education in...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 8:03 PM
Hoag Hospital is joining with St. Joseph Health to coordinate care among patients.
Combined, they will provide about one-third of the county's health care, hospital officials said Wednesday.
As health costs continue to rise and the insurance industry...
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 11:20 PM
There was an emotional moment for Darlene Gardner on Thursday night at Equinox fitness gym in Irvine.
Gardner held back tears when she talked about a life-changing experience and the support she received while she worked to lose weight for charity.
| 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...
| 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'...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 9:24 PM
A Newport Coast teen is set to donate 200 teddy bears with medical ID bracelets around their necks to Children's Hospital of Orange County next week.
Devon Cohen, who has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, has raised almost $30,000 for diabetes...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:45 PM
I just had to write to express my gratitude for your writing the article ("No cookies for these Girl Scouts," July 18) and shedding light on the actions of leaders as Girl Scout Troop Leader Monica Serratos.
I find it amazing to witness the plethora of...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 8:19 PM
The World Affairs Council of Orange County welcomed former New York Times reporter Philip Taubman to its July conference in Costa Mesa.
Taubman, the Times' former bureau chief in both Washington and Moscow, addressed the local audience on the current...