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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • Super Bowl tickets to be auctioned

    CureDuchenne, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit that funds research into a form of muscular dystrophy, is auctioning off two tickets to Super Bowl XLVII, courtesy of Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews. The package, which is valued at $5,000,...
  • You don't have to be hip for this club, just connected

    You don't have to be hip for this club, just connected
    One of the more traumatic moments of my life was the night I was ruled too unhip to enter a club. No, it wasn't Studio 54 with its infamous velvet rope — it was a far less prestigious nightclub in England that, nevertheless, scanned me for an...
  • Apodaca: A documentary for Dusty

    Apodaca: A documentary for Dusty
    Imagine for a moment that you can't walk or reach out to embrace your loved ones, and that every breath you take, each beat of your heart, requires a herculean effort from your weakening body. That is life for my neighbor Dusty Brandom and millions of...
  • TV review: Raunchy 'Legit' has HUGE ... heart

    TV review: Raunchy 'Legit' has HUGE ... heart
    I wasn't familiar with Jim Jeffries' standup before popping in my screener of his new comedy, "Legit" (9:30 p.m. Thursday, FX; 3.5 star out of 4). Now I want to check it out. "Legit" is legitimately and simultaneously raunchy, sweet and funny. Aussie...
  • Autism Links In Newtown Case Unfounded

    Usually, at this time of year, I write my "Stanta" column, complete with a mug of me decked in a red Santa suit and hat — and giving good-natured, gift-giving jabs at some notable Nutmeggers. It's meant to end the year with a little merriment...
  • Around Town: Girls couldn't be stopped

    Blanking and more blanking. The AYSO Girls U12 Extra Club Team Huntington Beach Region 55 team (whew!), also known as the Strikers, earned the League Cup 2012 Sunday. Team mom Susan Steiner let us know that nobody could score off the team during the...
  • Irvine's Habit Burger raises more than $4K for nonprofits

    Irvine's new Habit Burger Grill helped raise more than $4,000 for three area nonprofits at fundraisers Sunday and Monday, a news release said. The Habit helped raise $1,341 for the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. of Orange County and Inland Empire, $1,991 for...
  • The Habit set to open in Irvine

    Good news for Irvine residents who may have developed something of a Habit habit at one of the burger grill's eight other Orange County locations: There's one opening Dec. 12 in Heritage Plaza at 14474 Culver Drive, a news release said. But first, on...
  • Northwestern receives $12 million grant to aid research on aphasia

     Northwestern receives $12 million grant to aid research on aphasia
    More Americans suffer from aphasia — a brain disorder in which a person loses the ability to understand or express words — than Parkinson's disease or muscular dystrophy. But few in the public have heard of the disease. Thanks to a major...
  • People behind films are stars in their own right

    People behind films are stars in their own right
    Doug Penikas received his acceptance to the Newport Beach Film Festival in the most unceremonious of ways — an email that landed in his junk folder. "I didn't believe it," he said. "I thought it was a hoax. Especially when I couldn't tell anyone...
  • The Crowd: Funds and awareness for rare diseases

     The Crowd: Funds and awareness for rare diseases
    The ballroom at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort was filled with some 500 guests from all over the nation. They had come for the inaugural Champions of Hope Gala benefiting the Global Genes/ RARE Project, a nonprofit advocating research and treatment for...
  • At the Festival: Friday

    Highlights for Friday at the Newport Beach Film Festival: * Pilot Picks The Secret Disco Revolution Documentary by Jamie Kastner about the music-and-dance scene of the 1970s. 5:45 p.m.; Island Cinema 7. Dusty's Trail: Summit of Borneo Newport...