| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Alfred Molina accompanied Joseph Kibler at the AIDS Walk Los Angeles last year.
This was no ordinary partnership.
The actor, with roles in "Frida," "Spider-Man 2," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Chocolat" to his name, offered support to Kibler, who is...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Mary Tate Newton
Mary Tate “Tatie” Newton passed away at home in Newport Beach on March 28, 2013, after a year-long struggle with breast cancer. During this time she encouraged all her women friends to be current with their mammogram...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:02 PM
The Orange County Equality Coalition has filed a complaint with the state accusing Corona del Mar High School of discriminating against an organization that offers support to gays and lesbians.
The coalition alleges in a Department of Education filing...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:46 AM
My wonderful mother studied one year at Occidental College before she went on to UC Berkeley, so maybe that was the reason she never liked the term "oxymoron." But that brings to my mind that the biggest oxymoron in our lives today is the term "controlled...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Return to Oakpine
by Ron Carlson
Viking; 264 pages
The high school years are such a slim period — about one 20th of a typical lifespan — and yet they can weigh so heavily in our memory. To attend a reunion is to be overjoyed to see old...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 9:21 PM
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) has introduced a bill that he says would strengthen laws that require parents' written consent before a school can let students out early for confidential medical procedures or to teach them about sex, gender and...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 8:45 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — For Joanne Baker's 50th birthday, she asked for $500,000.
It wasn't for her, but for donations to children in South Africa affected by AIDS.
What the Hoag Hospital OR charge nurse got in 2001 was $35,000, but that was more than...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 9:32 PM
here are events that are considered "cool," and then there are events that are considered "really cool."
The second annual The Bash, benefiting Children's Hospitals in Orange County, Los Angeles and San Francisco, recently took over the hipster...
| 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...