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  • Commentary: Genetic testing can be a useful indicator

    Does ancestry determine disease risk? Can genetic testing really improve your health? Or does discovering a disease-causing mutation in your genome just give you something else to worry about? Those are the questions I confront every day in my genetics...
  • Top Newport students, teachers are honored

    Top Newport students, teachers are honored
    Newport Beach's top-performing high school students were honored at a celebration Wednesday evening for their exemplary academic achievements. Thirty students from Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools and Sage Hill School, dressed in their...
  • Darwin mural graces new building

    Darwin mural graces new building
    Regeneration is a key part of nature, so perhaps it's fitting that the art display at Irvine Valley College's new Life Sciences building arose out of discarded materials. When school officials, Irvine Chamber of Commerce members and others gather on...
  • UCI researchers awarded $600,000 grant

    The National Institute on Aging awarded researchers at UC Irvine a two-year, $600,000 grant to develop and study patient-derived stem cell lines. The UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, or MIND, will create up to 40 sets...
  • Ray Williams, advocate for Upper Newport Bay preserve, dies

    Ray Williams, advocate for Upper Newport Bay preserve, dies
    A memorial service will be held this weekend for a former Newport Beach city councilman. Ray Williams, an early advocate of the Upper Newport Bay ecological preserve, died of natural causes at his home in Lake Arrowhead Aug. 15. He was 79. Williams...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast: Corona del Mar

    Troy Bolus GPA: 4.5 School Activities/Clubs: track, Photography Club Community: peer tutor, Illumination Foundation Awards/Honors: Most Valuable Player varsity track 2012, Best Varsity Jumper 2010-11 Hobbies/Interests: guitar, golf, skiing,...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast: Newport Harbor

    Rachel Anne Barney GPA: 4.4384 School Activities/Clubs: IB drama production of "Dear Brutus," Field Studies Club, IB History HL, IB English HL, IB Theatre HL, IB French SL, IB Environmental Science SL, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB diploma candidate, AP US...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast: Sage Hill

    Samir Durrani GPA: 4.6 School Activities/Clubs: co-founder of the Organic Educational Center, Honor Committee, Sage Advocates of Multicultural Education, Environmental Club president, rowing team, golf team, Mock Trial captain, jazz band string bassist,...
  • UC Irvine students try 'speedfaithing'

    UC Irvine students try 'speedfaithing'
    You have 10 minutes to sell someone on Catholicism, no more than that to distill the teachings of the Koran or the foundations of Mormonism. It's speed-dating for religion, and in a burst of faith-driven curiosity, dozens of students atĀ UC IrvineĀ ...
  • Commentary: Coming together to fight diabetes*

    This story has been corrected. Please see below. Can an intense, five-day scientific conference, the American Diabetes Assn. conference in Chicago, bring hope to a worried mom of a Type 1 diabetic? Thanks to those who have committed their lives to...
  • Jack and the agave stalk

    Jack and the agave stalk
    There's a monster in Nancy and Jack Geerlings' backyard — and it's been growing. "Our neighbors keep coming in and saying, 'Oh my gosh,'" Nancy Geerlings said, shading her eyes to look up at the monster's head, which, for the first time in...
  • Federal agency takes interest in Fairview trail

    Federal agency takes interest in Fairview trail
    The mysterious appearance of an unpermitted trail in Fairview Park has drawn federal attention. Earlier this week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contacted Costa Mesa officials about the potential loss of federally protected vernal pools within...