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Cancer

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Chef-Driven Event To Fight Breast Cancer Coming October 27

    "It started with my fear of dying-- that everything goes with me." To say that Geeta Bansal has been through a lot is an understatement. As chef of Clay Oven and a Stick A Fork In It contributor, her emotional journey as a breast cancer patient sent her to places that weren't always geographical. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Last Shot: In This Twilight

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Alex's Lemonade Stand To Stop At Irvine Spectrum's Carousel Court

    This Sunday, June 9th, Irvine Spectrum will host Alex's Lemonade Stand at its Carousel Court. What is Alex's Lemonade Stand? "It's part of a nationwide effort to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. The Taggart family, formerly of Costa Mesa, hosts their annual Grand Stand in Or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Last Shot: Meeting Meshuggah

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Last Shot: The Time Juliana Hatfield Made Me Forget I Have Cancer

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Last Shot: Photographing Coachella is Like Running an Ultramarathon

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Last Shot: Time Is Running Out

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 14, 2013

    Shamrock Pub Crawl

    Main St., Huntington Beach

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Last Shot: A Concert Photographer's Battle With Cancer

    [Editor's Note:Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time he's continued to shoot tons of music events for us, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Local Skateboarder John Sirmon Loses Longtime Battle With Cancer

    The Weekly is sad to report that local skateboarder John Sirmon passed away on Saturday after a long battle with colon cancer. After being diagnosed in October of 2011, a large portion of OC's skateboarding community rallied around Sirmon, hosting benefit concerts and silent auctions to help fund h ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2012

    Mike Atta's Battle With Cancer Inspires Action in the OC Punk Community

    Legendary local acts band together to raise support for the Middle Class guitarist

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Kevin Griffith Battles Rare Cancer With a Little Help From His Online Friends

    Kevin Griffith was diagnosed with a rare cancer (Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma) in February, and the Aliso Viejo 29-year-old's family discovered he would require multiple international surgeries.So, they've turned to the Internet for help.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Walt Disney Company Wins Employment Disability Lawsuit Filed in Orange County

    Walt Disney Company officials fired employee Garrick Pietro for three times failing to alert them in advance that he wasn't going to work before his 5 a.m. shifts in 2008.Though prior notice was clearly required by company rules--rules that also state three violations would result in termination, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    TONIGHT: Bootlegger's Brewery Hosts 'Beer For Boobs' Charity Event--With Pink(ish) Beer!

    We love boobs. We love beer. Hey, look at this. Bootlegger's Brewery is promoting both tonight with a cool charity event. To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Fullerton brewery hosts a "Beer For Boobs" night, where they'll be releasing a blond ale brewed with hibiscus flowers created ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Orange County Doctor Gets Hit with Two Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

    ​March hasn't been a great month for Dr. Minch K. Fong.The Mission Viejo physician and surgeon is now also a defendant in Orange County Superior Court where two unrelated medical malpractice lawsuits have been filed against him.In one case, the family of a dead man claims that Fong caused the fata ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2012

    Merle Haggard

    City National Grove

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Etta James Dies at 73 of Leukemia Complications; Five Essential Recordings

    ​CNN reports that Etta James has died from leukemia complications in Riverside. She was 73. The singer, known for her definitive rendition of  "At Last," was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. She had been battling Alzheimer's disease for a few years, and also had hepatitis C. Her husband, Art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    TV on the Radio Bassist Gerard Smith Dies

    ​Our sister publication the Village Voice reports that TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith passed away this morning after a battle with lung cancer. The band's web site says, "We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    California Considers Banning Teens From Tanning Beds

    ​Teens who want that dark, leathery glow may soon have to get it the old-fashioned way--with a bottle of Crisco and some aluminum foil.  Twelve U.S. states have bills pending that would put age restrictions on commercial tanning salons, reports The Huffington Post. California is among them.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    OC Planned Parenthood Funding in Crisis

    ​On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget resolution that eliminates Title X, a program that gives low-income women access to family-planning services. Taking the biggest hit is Planned Parenthood--the nation's largest reproductive health services provider--which would lose a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    In Memoriam: Bassist Mick Karn Dead at 52

    Myspace.com​Mick Karn, long-time bassist for Japan and then Dalis Car, has lost his battle with cancer. Karn was born Andonis Michaelides to Greek Cypriot parents in Nicosia, Cyprus. His family moved to London, England when he was a young boy. He met the other members of what would become Japan as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Nicki Minaj and Komen for the Cure Turn Black Friday Pink

    ​Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the breast cancer awareness organization responsible for the all-pink-everything "Passionately Pink for the Cure" campaign, might have found their newest spokesperson in Nicki Minaj. It only makes sense--the break-out femcee has an unrelenting obsession with the color ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Sheryl Crow to Hold Free Concert on Nov. 16 for Breast Cancer Awareness

    sherylcrow.com​Well, kind of free, anyway. Sheryl Crow is performing a free concert at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday, Nov. 16 in support of breast cancer awareness in exchange for a Yoplait yogurt lid.  All you have to do is bring the Yoplait yogurt lid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Jack Marshall Shimko, Cancer Survivor Paddles So Others May Live

    ​Perhaps you've seen stand-up paddlers on boards at local harbors and beaches. Jack Marshall Shimko prefers to use his hands to paddle while kneeling or lying prone on his board. In fact, starting tomorrow, he'll use this method to paddle 150 miles, from Santa Barbara to his native Newport Beach. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Andrew McMahon to Perform with Something Corporate AND Jack's Mannequin on the SAME Night at Dear Jack Foundation Benefit

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Andrew McMahon's Dear Jack Foundation just announced their first annual benefit--and it's a pretty powerhouse cast. The show will feature BOTH Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate playing on the same night--the first time McMahon, the frontman for both ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010

    Fundraiser for Amber Pangan

    OC Chili's Restaurants

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Serpentine to Avoid Flying Serpentine!

    ​When state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) recently proposed legislation that would de-list serpentine as the state rock on grounds the mineral "contains asbestos, a known carcinogen," it raised hackles from the left and right.For instance, the New York Times editorial board opined, "To our m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Andrew McMahon's Foundation Teams Up With Warped Tour

    www.myspace.com/jacksmannequin​Jack's Mannequin/Something Corporate singer/songwriter Andrew McMahon is pretty busy this summer, what with finishing a new Jack's Mannequin album and going on a reunion tour with Something Corporate. But he's not too busy to devote time to his foundation, Dear Jack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Clippers Commentator Allegedly Stole $735,000 From Retiree With Inoperable Brain Tumor

    NBA.comMike Smith​With seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Los Angeles Clippers are pulling off an improbable victory over the Los Angeles Lakers--and Mike Smith is helping to call the action alongside Ralph Lawler on Fox Sports West.Nice work if you can get it--especially when you are facing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Knit One, Cure Too

    The holidays are supposed to be about sharing good will (and a boozy eggnog or two) with others - and it's always nice when you can use your crafty talents to help a great holiday cause as well! This Friday from 4-7pm, Spa Gregorie's and Mainplace Mall in Santa Ana are proud to host the second annua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Local Surfers Host 11th Annual Costa Mesa Wood Racquet Classic

    For a decade now, the Costa Mesa Wood Racquet Classic has been a local staple, bringing together local elements ranging from local surfers to Hollywood producers to cancer researchers. Players compete using vintage wooden racquets and old-school white balls in a setting reminiscent of an earlier er ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    PETA Tee Prefers Breasts Over Animal Testing

    PETACatalog.org​ We all know PETA is no stranger to using "edgy" marketing campaigns, showcasing naked (and half-naked) women to trumpet their cause--see our recent slightly NSFW Ringling Bros. protest slideshow here--but some think their priorities are a little misaligned, worthy cause or not.Che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    My Man MCA's Got a Beard Like a Billygoat...

    ...and a form of cancer. According to a press release, the man born Adam Yauch was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left parotid gland. This means the Beastie Boy's latest record, Hot Sauce Committee, will be pushed back and all current shows have been cancelled. But more importantly, this ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Try on a Bra, Fight Breast Cancer

    You--not you, sir--can help fight breast cancer while receiving a complimentary bra fitting at various local locations over the next few weeks.For every woman who tries on a Wacoal or b.tempt'd bra with a fit specialist and signs up to receive monthly reminders to do self-breast exams, Wacoal will d ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2009

    Meditation Workshop

    Bowers Museum

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008

    A Gift From the Heart

    A Gift From the Heart

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Merle Haggard Show at the Grove Canceled

    Merle Haggard's concert at the Grove of Anaheim, scheduled for Dec. 4, has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. The official line is the show was scrapped due to "health issues;" the beloved country legend had surgery this Monday to remove a cancerous growth from his right ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008

    Grape Expectations

    Ambrosia Wine Fest

  • Columns

    May 3, 2007

    Letters

    'You reduce yourselves to the blogs of housewives with a useless degree in art or literature when you write such cleverly worded nothingness. Fuck you'

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    A Little Bit Pregnant

    Whoever said you can't be a little bit pregnant never reckoned with the can-do spirit of the Bush administration. As the Washington Post reports: New federal guidelines ask all females capable of conceiving a baby to treat themselves -- and to be treated by the health care system -- as pre-pregnant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    The Quality of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Fuck

    Two films that played in Orange County in March and April to wide critical acclaim--if by "wide critical acclaim" you mean "received positive reviews from OC Weekly"--will screen up the road in that little berg that natives call Los Angeles in the days ahead. Of Quality of Life, a drama about the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2006

    Good Timing, Bad Air

    The Orange County Register reports this morning that the Irvine-based Beckman Foundation has donated $20 million to the City of Hope in Duarte, to help finance cancer research. The Foundation has an excellent sense of timing– because, as every other newspaper in the state is reporting this mor ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2004

    Crude Attitude

    Residents pressure city to test for contamination at former Chevron site

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Staying Alive

    The Red 7s are cancer-killers

  • Culture

    November 15, 2001

    Addison Glines

    1981 - 2001

  • Features

    September 14, 2000
  • Columns

    June 15, 2000
  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Cancer Politics

    Radiation is good for youjust ask a scientist!

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    Ode to Sneaky Pete

    Nuclear industry exposes ex-governor's Ward Valley lie

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