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Writer and editor for @KeckMedUSC. Former staff writer for @ocregister, @DailyBreezeNews, @PVPeninsulaNews. Committed surfer. Opinions are mine.

Giving life in the face of terminal disease

news.usc.edu — It's a story that began with a conversation on a treadmill, led to an operating room and ended with the gift of life. For veteran Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies Javier Tiscareno and Jorge Castro, it's a story of friendship, extraordinary generosity and perseverance in the face of terminal disease.

UV light from robots disinfects hospital rooms

news.usc.edu — It sounds like something straight out of science fiction: Robots zap the danger surrounding them. But for Keck Medical Center of USC, the new devices are powerful tools in the fight against the spread of disease and infection.

New law will help fund the crack down on 'scam' charities

ocregister.com — A piece of legislation by a local lawmaker aimed at cracking down on scam charities is set to become law. Sponsored by Assembleyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), the bill targets scam charities and will go into effect Jan. 1.

Police: Bicyclist struck by Jeep in Fountain Valley dies from injuries

ocregister.com — A bicyclist died after being struck in Fountain Valley on Saturday morning by a motorist suspected of driving under the influence of prescription drugs, authorities said. Vinh Tran, 36, died on Monday, two days after he was struck by a Jeep travelling southbound on Brookhurst Street near Heil Avenue, police said.

Those aren't pens, and they're watching you

ocregister.com — The ballpoint pens in shirt pockets of Orange Coast College security officers aren't writing tools at all - they're cameras, and they're watching students. The small, discreet, cameras record audio and video and were quietly issued in November to the 20 non-sworn officers on the Costa Mesa college's security force.

2.5 magnitude earthquake rumbles below O.C. near Midway City

ocregister.com — A small earthquake hit central Orange County on Tuesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The magnitude 2.5 temblor struck about 1 mile south-southwest of Midway City around 11:33 a.m. The quake was about 6.1 miles deep, according to the USGS. No injuries or damages have been reported.

Police searching for missing Laguna Woods couple

ocregister.com — A couple from Laguna Woods has been reported missing, authorities said. Carl Tarantino, 83, and his wife, Theresa, were last known to be at their residence in Laguna Woods on Friday morning, according to a statement issued by Orange County Sheriff's Department Lt. Jeff Hallock.

Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Garden Grove

ocregister.com — A man died Saturday after a car he was riding in lost control and crashed into an electrical pole in Garden Grove, authorities said. The female driver of the car survived and was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, according to Garden Grove Police Lt. Ben Stauffer.

Two men arrested after Santa Ana armed robbery

ocregister.com — Two men have been arrested on suspicion of robbing three people at gunpoint in a Santa Ana garage, authorities said. Alfonso Cisneros, 35, was found in Santa Ana later in the day and taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Javier Cabezas, 46, was taken into custody after a vehicle stop.

FBI releases hate-crime stats for Orange County: 27 crimes in 2013

ocregister.com — Police agencies across Orange County reported 27 hate crimes in 2013, according to figures released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Of the Orange County cities reporting incidents, Garden Grove and Westminster had the most hate crimes, with four and five incidents, respectively.
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Jul 02, 2015

@LarryAltman When was the last time a misdemeanor got this much attention?

Jun 30, 2015

RT @shelbygrad: Amazing photo by @RickLoomis --> Lightning storm makes for a crazy day at the Queen Mary pic.twitter.com/NcDBGoC8Vt

Jun 30, 2015

"Early shoe designs had been inspired by his wife’s waffle iron" Great look on the origins of @nike from @forbes: forbes.com/sites/danalexa…

Jun 30, 2015

Latest advisory from @NOAA: 85% chance El Niño will stretch through winter cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analy…

Jun 29, 2015

VIDEO: LA County Sheriff's deputy saves suicidal inmate from jumping at Twin Towers CC abc7.com/news/video-she… Via @ABC7

Jun 29, 2015

Pulitzer Prize winner (and my former editor) Frank Suraci of @DailyBreezeNews named @LAPressClub journo of the year lapressclub.org/Resources/Docu…

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