A lawsuit by the mother of a boy who at 13 was left paralyzed by a freak hit on a Laguna Hills football field--and who went on to become the focus of an ESPN program about his ordeal--has been refiled against Pop Warner. The amended complaint is "more closely focusing on the coaches' lack of trainin ... More >>
There are depraved crimes, and then there's the sick shit pulled by two men who came upon a woman in a Taco Bell drive-thru, dying of a brain aneurysm. Their response? Rob her.
Alice Winocour upends historical doctor-patient sexism
Santa Ana Police arrested a 21-year-old at his girlfriend's Huntington Beach residence this morning for allegedly beating another young man into a coma and permanent brain damage during a "streetwear" clothing company party late the night of Sept. 30.Alfonso Calderon was being held in lieu of $25,00 ... More >>
[Ask Exene] A Woman's Advice on Being a Man
Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.DEAR EXENE, My wife (like you) has multiple sclerosis. She ... More >>
[Hey, You!] An angry tirade at a driver for whom stop signs mean nothing
I do not wish to offend . . . this time. Someone near and dear to me passed away due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. And I am notorious for forgetting my passwords. (Who just said, "Why did he remember the one to the blog program?")However, I must ask: It's OK to laugh at an Alzheimer's a ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 4, 8:03 A.M.: If San Diego Chargers great Junior Seau suffered from a brain injury that contributed to his suicide, he could have been saved, according to a Newport Beach psychiatrist who has conducted three clinical studies with 115 active and former NFL players.And Dr. Daniel G. Amen h ... More >>
Jesse Vile's heartbreaking documentary Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is about a guitar prodigy who discovered he had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, at the tender age of 20 and on the cusp of international fame. Thanks to interviews with Jason Becker's family, friends and peers, ... More >>
This is Navel Gazing but we also stare at heads, particularly the ones enveloping the brains of NFL players examined by Dr. Daniel G. Amen, the Newport Beach psychiatrist and brain-imaging researcher who strongly advocates better rules and helmets to protect noggins.But Amen's latest research als ... More >>
Not to get all Andy Rooney on you, but have you ever noticed that convicted fraudsters often fall "ill" just prior to sentencing, as if the federal court is going to take mercy on the sacks of lying shit and just let them skate?Gerald M. Shaw's lawyer informed U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Ca ... More >>
If you suffer from autism, migraines, hyperactivity or epileptic seizures, you should probably avoid a certain Fountain Valley house this holiday season. Installed by Devers Dream Works, the display features 54,020 flashing LED lights.
Pro football players of the past like Conrad Dobler, Hacksaw Reynolds and Hollywood Henderson were known for being crazy on and off the field. Now, a Newport Beach brain doctor says football players suffer a high risk of going nuts after their playing days are over.
Robert Lee Hotz of the Wall Street Journal, of all places, put it best: "Congested cities are fast becoming test tubes for scientists studying the impact of traffic fumes on the brain."And what are these researchers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Boston, New York, North Carolina, Beij ... More >>
Toby Forrest was an adventurous young man before a diving accident landed him in a wheelchair. But rather than wallow in depression, Forrest has become a successful musician and model for hope and optimism within the community of folks who have suffered spinal injuries.Tonight, the remarkable st ... More >>
A jury this morning convicted Alexander Lucas Barnes of murdering his girlfriend's 9-month-old son by causing fractures to the child's skull to make him stop crying. The Santa Ana 20-year-old, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count of second degree murder and one felony count of c ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 21, 9:12 A.M.: 74-year-old Alzheimer's patient Donald Turner has apparently been found safe.No official word from authorities, but Turner's family says he was found last night. No further details have been released.
Ed Carrasco Medical records list Kelly Thomas' immediate cause of death as "brain death," caused by "head trauma."Kelly Thomas died of brain injuries, which resulted from blunt force trauma to the head, according to medical records released by Garo Mardirossian, Ron Thomas' lawyer. At a press ... More >>
A Canadian man wishes his wife had not come to Synergy Health Concepts in Newport Beach for treatment.Make that, his late wife.Maralyn Clarke, 56, suffered a massive brain hemorrhage hours after having her neck veins opened at the clinic, where the Calgary woman had undergone an experimental vein ... More >>
Millions of children and adults are affected by epilepsy, a brain disorder that causes frequent seizures. In an effort to stop seizures and show support for those diagnosed with the traumatic brain disorder, the Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County presents the annual Epilepsy Walk OC as ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 27, 10:08 A.M.: Long Beach Fire Department Capt. John Hines began drinking April Fools Day morning at Schooner or Later bar in Long Beach, became heavily intoxicated and early that afternoon climbed behind the wheel of his Chevy pick-up, swerved into a bicyclist who was thrown 70 fe ... More >>
Whenever Terry Bradshaw says something stupid during a Fox NFL halftime show, you might yell at the screen that he ought to have his head examined. Turns out he already has.A Newport Beach physician says he's treating the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and Fox Sports football analyst for a brain in ... More >>
If you were Kirk Douglas, you would take forever giving an Oscar speech too. The 94-year-old stroke survivor is not only a Hollywood classic, he's also able to hit on Anne Hathaway!After the jump, check out the remix that didn't make it to the actual awards show.
When police in the Northern California town of Red Bluff went to help an injured man lying in the street early Saturday, they were confronted by another man who told the cops to leave the guy alone. When he refused commands to back off, the man rushed the officers and became combative. Robert Rin ... More >>
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You may still be working on your summer tan, but the Southern California ski and snowboard season unofficially officially begins Sept. 18 with Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails at Bear Mountain in Big Bear. The free event features pro snowboarders competing on 110 tons of man-made snow for a total $20 ... More >>
The only thing that makes us prouder than writing about kick-ass bands inside our county lines is watching them combine forces to kick-ass for charitable non-profit organizations.
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Could the 18-year-old who suffered head injuries after Christmas tree surfing in San Clemente been among the 1,000 viewers of the YouTube video above?
Due to California's budget mess, $52,000 in annual state support for Easter Seals Southern California's week-long camp for people with disabilities is likely not coming July 1, so the nonprofit will be scrambling over the next five weeks to make up for the loss and continue the 36-year run at Camp ... More >>
Some of the biggest names in Orange County music--including Social Distortion (fronted by Mike Ness, pictured)--will be at the House of Blues in Anaheim tonight, playing the "Rock to Recovery" benefit for surfer Jay Thomas, who suffered a spinal cord injury earlier this spring.Social D will be joine ... More >>
HBO's unprecedented, multi-platform series The Alzheimer's Project--which includes four documentaries, 15 short films, a book, a community outreach program and a website covering every aspect of the disease--debuts on the pay-cable network Friday but locals get a sneak-peak at one of the films this ... More >>
Slate.com reports that LoJack, the company that brought the world tracking devices for cars, is getting into the business of tracking "people at risk of wandering, including those with Alzheimer's, autism, Down syndrome and dementia."The Alzheimer's market looks pretty lucrative. LoJack anticipates ... More >>
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Allen Shellenberger, drummer for Orange County’s Platinum rock band Lit, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor earlier this month. After biopsy, it was discovered that Shellenberger’s cancer is malignant glioma ‑ a type of primary central nervous system tumor that usually occurs in the ... More >>