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The McKenna Claire Foundation has just taken another bold step toward fighting pediatric brain cancer, and now the words of Rex Hudler are stuck in my head again. Hudler, the former TV color commentator for the Angels, had a homespun phrase that he would...
Tags: Cancer, Chevron Corportion, Human Interest, Charity
They were Katie Sparks and McKenna Wetzel, the I-Don't-Know-and-I-Don't-Care Girls. If the Eader Elementary School classmates got a question that they didn't have a passionate answer to, those were their typical replies. McKenna's mother, Kristine...
Several weeks ago, I wrote about Machelle Murray, a local mom who is struggling to find answers about her insurance coverage as she battles cancer. The column prompted an outpouring of advice, support and even money for Murray. It also brought several...
On Tuesday, Corona del Mar High will play Edison at Orange Coast College in a nonleague boys' volleyball match that starts at 6 p.m. The event is far more important than a simple high school volleyball match. Coaches Steve Conti (CdM) and Brian Boone...
Recently, while speaking at Hope View School, I showed the kids a series of images. They were all taken from the same spot, standing at the head of the pier, looking down Main Street in Huntington Beach. But the images were taken at different points in...
YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: Punk icons The Angry Samoans headline the Blue Café, 17208 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The Failures, Action 45, Disguster and Ethanz Ride also perform. The 21-and-older show starts at 8 p.m. and is $8 at the door. For...
Jane was happy all the time. Newly married to her dream husband — handsome, hardworking and wonderful — she lived in her dream house in Cypress with her three children and was having success as a real estate agent. It was in this bubble that...
Tags: Criminals, Bipolar Disorder, Homes, Crimes, Social Issues
Every few days, Laura Edmondson leaves her home under the cover of darkness, packs her car with signs and painted wooden flowers, and goes to work planting them in the front yards of people she barely knows. It's not a prank, though. Edmondson,...
Golden West College on Tuesday officially unveiled its first dedicated space for returning veterans, a resource the campus hasn't seen since the Vietnam War. The college held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Veterans Resource Center, a place for...
They called him Bobby then, not Robert, and he was never part of David Kurrasch's clique growing up. The boys grew up less than a mile apart in a quiet neighborhood in Santa Ana, and they saw each other often; Kurrasch's best friend, Eric Christensen,...
Vic and I spent the Thanksgiving holidays in Monterey with our son Scott, his wife, Nicole, and their three little daughters, Allison, Lauren and Megan. I missed cooking our holiday dinner, but Thanksgiving is really more about family than food. We...
When 5-year-old Travis McDonald stood up, his chin barely made it over the black countertops of the chemistry lab, and he had to reach his arms all the way up to work on a science experiment. Travis chewed gum as he mixed glue with borax, covering his...
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