A woman is suing Disneyland and the AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County in Superior Court because she claims her back was injured by a Disney employee dressed as Darth Vader and doing battle with a bird during the 2011 AIDS Walk Orange County at the Anaheim resort. If the incident had happe ... More >>
It's rare that we ever offer kind words about Saddleback Church's Rick Warren--scratch that, I do believe this is the first time EVER we'll ever offer kind words about Purpose-Driven® Rick. But we praise the good 'round here, and that's exactly what Warren and his wife, Kay, have done in taking ... More >>
Jennifer Veary, a nurse who is HIV positive and has been described as a Christian HIV/AIDS activist "with a heart for Vietnam," was seriously injured Saturday when her head hit the pavement after her bike was clipped by a van near her Huntington Beach home.After being thrown over her handlebars, ... More >>
One of my best friends is a microbiologist, and with that comes a special love for all science-themed crafts. So when I saw a link to the Scientific Culture shop on Etsy, it was love at first smarty-pants sight.
Lab Ware art post cards by Scientific Culture
After the jump, get your s ... 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.
Rohrabacher When it comes to healthcare reform you can count on Rep. Dana Rohrabacher to take a firm "no" stance, unless the so-called reform is sponsored by the insurance lobby.So it's a notable moment when a healthcare lobbying group enthusiastically praises Rohrabacher.It's even more notable w ... More >>
Orange County's first Ride for AIDS event Saturday will wind riders through century (approximately 100 miles) and metric century
(approximately 62 miles) courses that take in some of the region's most scenic spots in Santiago Canyon, Tustin, Corona
del Mar, Laguna Beach and other areas. About 1 ... More >>
Darren James: Wrap 'emThe question before state regulators last week was whether to form a committee to explore whether porn actors have to wear condoms while shooting dirty pictures.As we mentioned here, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards is under pressure from t ... More >>
Flickr user Thor ArvidThe world thought Scrubs actor Zach Braff was dead yesterday for a few hours--suicide, they said. Turns out, it was just a Scrubs fan that had created a faker CNN page in 2007 that somehow resurfaced. In an age where someone's Wikipedia page is edited spookily quick to ... More >>
Comedienne Happy Slip performs tonight--and you can see her free.The B HERE campaign that raises awareness of the life-threatening disease hepatitis B launched Thursday, but it really swings into high gear on the UC Irvine campus today.
First, a free art exhibit featuring works ... More >>
The National Minority Quality Forum created an online map to coincide with last month's National HIV Testing Day that shows
what areas of the country have the most cases of HIV/AIDS. It's available here. You first have to register, free of charge, to use the map. You can then punch in a state, coun ... More >>
Media reports that as many as 16 actors and actresses in the
adult entertainment industry recently tested positive for HIV have
prompted new calls for legislation requiring condom use in all porn
videos shot in California. Opponents to condom use include the multi-billion
dollar adult entertainment ... More >>
New York's AIDS Walk opening ceremony hostessNew York City's biggest AIDS fundraiser of the year, Sunday's AIDS Walk in Central Park, will be led by actress-singer Hillary Duff, who will serve as co-host of the opening ceremony and walk with her "Hillary Duff-Walk with Love" team.Orange County gets ... More >>
Orange-based Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, which had its $300,000 health-services contract voided in March due to activist county supervisors, only to have the grant reinstated Tuesday along with regulations that will make it more difficult to attain future county funds, ... More >>
Hugh Hewitt came out west from the Reagan White House to oversee construction of the Richard Nixon Library and, later, represent The Irvine Co. and other coastal developers in court as they sought to build whatever they desired on their land, “environmental extremism” like the Endangered Species ... More >>
Usually I like to pretend Wiley Drake is really on to something when I blog about his crazy shit, but this email, which sat in my junk folder and remains there (I cut and pasted from it) is outrageously ridiculous enough to print verbatim:
What Legal Same Sex Marriages Bring into society........... ... More >>
As predicted, on January 18th Jim "The Poorman" Trenton and his attorney Brian D. Boydston filed suit against KDOC and its parent company Ellis Communications. The suit alleges breach of contract, and demands damages "in a sum according to proof at trial, but not less that $27,646" for revenues lost ... More >>
Lots of Unprotected Fornications in SD: The San Diego Union-Tribune reports this morning that youths ages 15 to 24 in our southern neighbor county had a whopping 85,000 cases of chlaymdia, gonorrhea and AIDS in 2005.
How’s that rank?
Well, according to the newspaper, researchers at the Cali ... More >>
Perhaps preoccupied by the GOP man-boy love case in the lower house, the U.S. Senate over the weekend failed to reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act and with it about $6 million annually that helps Orange County deal with a growing HIV population and increasing number of AIDS cases, alerts the AIDS S ... 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 >>
This Sunday (a day named to honor Egyptian sun god Ra), Orange County pagans, witches, warlocks (maybe Moorlachs?) and other so-called heathens are using their mystic powers to fight the AIDS. That's right, I said pagans. Monotheistic religions are so passe.
AIDS was first noticed in America when, i ... More >>