California is currently in the midst of a historic measles outbreak, with 49 cases confirmed since the beginning of the year, compared to only four cases during the same time in 2013. Orange County is the hardest-hit county, with 21 confirmed cases of the measles--over double any other county. But t ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexicans like to throw their kids into swimming pools?
See Update No. 7 on page 3 about a recently concluded press conference giving a complete overview of the latest events in Trabuco Canyon.See Update Nos. 3-6 on page 2 about the man being found alive, the search resuming for the woman, Kyndall Jack being found and airlifted out and how it all happene ... More >>
Before President Barack Obama just announced 23 executive orders he will issue and a $500 million package and changes in law he will seek from Congress in the wake of the mass shooting in Connecticut that killed 20 elementary schoolchildren, the Laguna Woods-based California Tea Party called for hi ... More >>
Auteur goes amateur in Barry Levinson's found-footage, eco-horror cheapie
Why are they still covering up an April outbreak of E. coli at a local restaurant?
South County parents are opting out of the CDC schedule altogether
The author of 'The Vaccine Book' presents his own alternatives to the CDC-recommended schedules kenneth m. ruggiano
Santa Ana gets a closeup in tonight's HBO documentary The Weight of the Nation.Not that Santa Ana's chamber of commerce is trumpeting the appearance. The documentary is about the obesity epidemic in the United States.
Hate to be a buzzkill right before St. Patrick's de Drinko, but man, this week sucked in food news. Let's recap, shall we? (Spoiler alert: We're all gonna die.)
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 >>
The state parole board Wednesday found suitable for parole a two-time jail escapee convicted of bludgeoning a former girlfriend with a claw hammer and fatally shooting her husband in 1983. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas opposed Ivan Von Staich's parole bid, but if the 55-year-old is ultimately ... More >>
Steven Soderbergh turns the star-studded Hollywood disaster flick on its head
CDCPaytonWilliam Charles Payton raped and murdered Pamela Montgomery in the early morning hours of May 26, 1980, stabbing her 12 times, six of the wounds in a line from Montgomery's stomach to her groin. After that he repeatedly stabbed Montgomery's Garden Grove boarding house landlady, Patricia ... More >>
Edwin GoeiSubway has announced that it will add Vitamin D and calcium to all its breads, except for their English muffins and flatbreads. According to Nation's Restaurant News, eating a Subway six-inch sub will now give you 30% of the recommended daily allowance of calcium and 20% of the recommen ... More >>
Where's the most dangerous place for a Latino/a to be?unidosporlavida.org.mxWell, according to a throng of recently-unveiled billboards in Los Angeles, it's inside their mom's womb. Gabriela Valle, senior director of California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, says the billboards, which st ... More >>
In 2010, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention linked Taco Bell to a salmonella outbreak that left hundreds sick (but thankfully none dead). Two of those supposedly affected are now suing the company in Ohio courts, but I'm going to highlight the eating exploits of one of them affect ... More >>
©ASP/RobertsonHis win in Tahiti was Andy Irons' last before passing away.Controversy and questions have surrounded the tragic passing of world champion surfer Andy Irons, who was found dead in a Grapevine, Texas hotel room on Nov. 2, 2010.There was talk of drugs and foul play, or possibly a bad ... More >>
Orange County does not go as ga-ga--Lady or otherwise--for World AIDS Day as many other municipalities (especially nearby Long Beach). But there are some commemorations today in the onetime gay mecca of Laguna Beach and Saturday in the future gay mecca of Santa Ana.
Viewing violent x-rated material may contribute to sexually aggressive behavior among 10-17 year olds, according to a Santa Ana-based research firm. Youth who look at violent porn are six times more likely to force someone else to do something sexual online or in-person versus kids who are not ex ... More >>
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 >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And: Do Mexicans measure up?
After essentially quarantining a CSULB student who has received a "probable positive test" (um, is it or isn't it?) for piggy flu, health officials on the Long Beach campus handed out surgical face masks to students on campus who have "been paranoid," according to a Press Telegram report. Only probl ... More >>
As anticipated, the Orange County Board of Supervisors today cut about $300,000 in Planned Parenthood health education funding by canceling the nonprofit's contract through the Coalition of Orange County Community Clinics. Each Supe cited a moral objection to Orange-based Planned Parenthood providin ... More >>
You were told here about a study published in the Californian Journal of Health Promotion that argues California should lower its drinking age for beer and wine to 18 and set up a system of low-alcohol bars. Mike Males, the study's author and senior researcher at the San Francis ... More >>
Beirut is a timeless metaphor of the past
Three months ago, Heal the Bay, a Santa Monica-based environmental group, released its 17th Annual Beach Report Card. Although the group noted an overall improvement in the quality of water at California beaches, it reported that Long Beach had suffered a “dramatic drop in water quality” during ... More >>
It was twenty-five years ago today, June, 5, 1981, that the first cases of what would become known as HIV/AIDS were reported in the Centers for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. It was by no means the beginning of the disease– a recent study has identified the earliest i ... More >>
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 >>
April 12 - April 18
A pigs-eye view of the Happiest Place on Earth
In another, the foremost clerical authority on degenerate sex!
Four Reasons to Throw Away this Issue NOW!
Quotations from the files of the Reverend Lou Sheldon
My so-called life at Orange Countys biggest daily newspaper
Welcome to South Orange County, home of uranium 238, illegal immigrants, rare trout, and the most powerful military laser in the world
But of local publicity, this world-famous AIDS activist gets nun
Budget's stuck, so Wilson scrambles for egg bill