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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...
  • 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...
  • Study verifies ecological damage at park

    Study verifies ecological damage at park
    An ecologically sensitive vernal pool at Fairview Park was "modified" by some decomposed granite placed over a portion of it, according to a city-commissioned environmental study. LSA Associates' six-page report, dated Tuesday, gave recommendations...
  • Celebrating new Sage Hill science center and special donor

    Celebrating new Sage Hill science center and special donor
    Sage Hill students, faculty and parents gathered on the Newport Coast campus of the private high school Thursday to celebrate the naming of the new Lisa Argyros and Family Science Center. The crowd erupted in applause as Lisa Argyros presented a check...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency

    Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers. The investigation of U.S....
  • UCI names biological sciences dean

    UCI names biological sciences dean
    A chancellor's professor of neurobiology at UC Irvine has been appointed dean of the new Hana and Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences. Frank LaFerla, an expert on Alzheimer's disease who has been with UCI since 1995, started his new role...
  • 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...
  • 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...