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Writer for @KeckMedUSC. @USC grad student. Former staff writer for @ocregister, @DailyBreezeNews. Committed surfer. Opinions are mine.

Santa Barbara by rail: Travel from L.A. for unique dining, exploring by foot — Framed to the west by the cobalt blue Pacific and to the east by the green chaparral-covered Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara has been luring travelers from near and far for five centuries. First it was Portuguese explorers and Spanish missionaries.
Jul 06, 2015

I wrote a #travel story for @ladailynews about riding @Amtrak up the SoCal coast to Santa Barbara. Check it out:…

Giving life in the face of terminal disease — 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.
Jun 17, 2015

My story about two LA County Sheriff's deputies and a life-saving living donor transplant at @KeckMedUSC:… @USC

UV light from robots disinfects hospital rooms — 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.
Mar 02, 2015

UV light from @XenexDisinfect used to fight against spread of disease and infection in hospital rooms. My story:…

New law will help fund the crack down on 'scam' charities — 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 — 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.
Dec 29, 2014

Police: Bicyclist struck by suspected DUI motorist in #FountainValley dies from injuries. My story:… #westminster

Those aren't pens, and they're watching you — 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.
Dec 29, 2014

Security officers at an OC college were recently issued body cameras. Are they operating legally? My story:…

Dec 29, 2014

RT @douglasmorino: Security officers at OC college were issued body cameras. Are they operating legally? My story:…

2.5 magnitude earthquake rumbles below O.C. near Midway City — 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 — 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 — 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.
Dec 20, 2014

Man dies in single-vehicle crash in #gardengrove, female driver arrested on suspicion of DUI…

Two men arrested after Santa Ana armed robbery — 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.
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Jul 30, 2015

"I can’t imagine living a long drive from a quick swim in the sea." -@paulmsilva…

Jul 30, 2015

"Surfing, biking, golfing, skiing can all be enjoyed in the oppressive dictatorship known for human rights abuses"…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @VeeNavid: Newspaper reporters don't get enough credit for the bad ass work they do. #keepfightingthegoodfight

Jul 29, 2015

@TheChalkOutline This is great work, Scott… Homeless Anaheim man paralyzed in attack by taggers, wife says

Jul 29, 2015

@BrianSumers Thinking now of going with @AmericanAir. Higher airfare, but fits schedule & less risk of long delays (hopefully)

Jul 29, 2015

@BrianSumers Solid advice. I will adjust schedule and search again. Thanks for the help!

Jul 29, 2015

@BrianSumers @LarryAltman I couldn't afford to travel when we sat next to each other

Jul 29, 2015

@BrianSumers Need your expertise: Trip to ORD. Book Frontier w/ low fare or United w/ higher fare? Can't afford more than 1 hr flight delay

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