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August 15, 2008
No, you don’t need to get your eyes checked if you thought you saw a naked man walking down Anaheim Avenue one afternoon in Costa Mesa this week, because you did. Police responded to a call of indecent exposure in the 1900 block of Anaheim Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, only to find he had already begun walking down 19th Street naked. After approaching the 23-year-old man, police quickly realized he was mentally disturbed, Sgt. Bryan Glass said. Police took the man in custody and had him treated by health professionals, police said.
September 5, 2008
Vietnamese Americans may be in more need of mental health care than non-Hispanic whites, but they are less likely to seek help, according to a UCI study. The study focused on Vietnamese Americans older than 55, many of whom immigrated to the U.S. as political refugees. According to the study, which was reported in the California Health Survey, Vietnamese Americans were twice as likely as whites to say they needed mental health care but often would not discuss these issues with their doctor.
January 6, 2000
B.W. Cook Larry King is set to entertain the Newport Beach crowd with his personal insight Jan. 19 as the Big Canyon/Spyglass Hill Philharmonic Committee invites the community to lunch with the master of the interview. The Irvine Marriott is the site for the program, which begins with a silent auction at 10:30 a.m. followed by a champagne reception and luncheon chaired by Kim Grubman. The benefit co-chair is Carol Julien, and the president of the committee is Sharon Moore.
April 30, 2009
Thank you, Leslie Daigle, Loretta Sanchez, Dianne Feinstein, Ed Royce, Barack Obama and the numerous California advocates who lobbied, petitioned, exerted and groveled for the much-needed funding for the vital shovel-ready dredging of the Upper Newport Bay. As an Eastside resident, I observe the excavators remove, inch-by-inch, large scoops of contaminated mud from the sediment-choked bay daily. Every day, I observe a little more water current, a little less stagnation. Every day, I see an island used for endangered nesting once connected by sediment deposits now completely surrounded by deepened channels free from coyotes and bobcats.
October 19, 2000
Deepa Bharath SANTA ANA -- Facing the jury, Public Defender Denise Gragg insisted that it was not drug use but mental illness that drove Steven Allen Abrams to steer his car into a crowded playground in Costa Mesa. In her closing argument of the trial's sanity phase Wednesday, Gragg attempted to convince jurors that the 39-year-old Santa Ana man was legally insane -- and therefore ineligible for the death penalty -- when he drove his Cadillac into the Southcoast Early Childhood Learning Center on May 3, 1999.
June 29, 2007
dpt-mailbag29, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Send a fax to (714) 966-4667 or e-mail us at . All correspondence must include full name, hometown and phone number (for verification purposes). The Pilot reserves the right to edit all submissions for clarity and length. Yes, Tom Harman ("Moore 'mockumentary' on health care is misleading," June 25), Michael Moore's film "Sicko" sensationalizes the desperate need for universal health care here in California and the rest of the United States.
By By Chris Yemma | February 1, 2006
Junior forward scores 18 points and helps lead Costa Mesa to Golden West League victory over Santa Ana on Tuesday.SANTA ANA -- With his shoulder-length hair, tan frame and surfer mentality, Larry Puente could be perceived as a laid-back type of dude. But when he dons his green headband and steps onto the floor for the Costa Mesa High boys' basketball team, the junior is anything but passive. The sixth man on last year's Mustangs squad, as he describes it, Puente has found his mental edge, and therefore found a starting role for this season's team.
January 30, 2004
Bryce Alderton The Corona del Mar High girls soccer team could see the first-place sign flashing on the horizon as it met the squad it is chasing for the coveted prize -- the Pacific Coast League title. But after Thursday the distance the Sea Kings must travel to win their fourth league crown in five years became greater following a 6-1 defeat to host Tesoro, ranked fourth in CIF Southern Section Division II, displaying nearly flawless technique in remaining undefeated in league.
By Barry Faulkner | May 12, 2007
There was a time when Becky Bernhard alternated between being her own best cheerleader and her own worst enemy. This season, the UC Irvine junior women's tennis standout has accentuated the positive, and the results have been beneficial to her, as well as the team. UCI (21-4), ranked No. 34 in the nation, makes its first appearance in the NCAA tournament today at 9 a.m., when it faces No. 30-ranked Texas (15-9), at USC's Marks Stadium. The Anteaters became the first team from the Big West Conference to earn an at-large berth into the 64-team tournament after falling in the final of the conference tournament, 4-3, to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on April 28. Bernhard, the Anteaters' No. 1 singles player who was named Big West Conference Player of the Week six times this season, believes she and her teammates will have a psychological advantage against the Longhorns.
By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times | April 22, 2014
Along with its manicured greenbelts and meticulously neat neighborhoods, Irvine suddenly has something else on its hands: an international incident. Members of its vast Chinese American community are fighting a city decision to bow to the demands of Vietnamese Americans, who arrived by the hundreds this month to demand that Irvine abandon its plans to formalize a relationship with a town in coastal Vietnam. A parade of speakers spent hours pleading with council members to reject the proposal, saying it would be insulting for the city to forge a “friendship” with a country they'd fled to escape a brutal communist regime.
By Emily Foxhall | April 9, 2014
Third of three parts. In Part 2 on Wednesday, Orange Coast College student Jon Ludlow decided to stop following his medication schedule, skipping some doses. His behavior became erratic when he stopped taking the prescriptions altogether. He hailed a cab but failed to pay the fare. His parents, Melissa and Dave, started searching for him. Melissa Ludlow felt desperate, especially now that it seemed her son Jon had broken the law by running from a taxi cab without paying the fare.
By Michael Miller | November 26, 2013
The revamped Balboa Village Theatre may resemble "a little more of a start-up" than a lavish performing arts center because of uncertainty over funding, the chief executive of its foundation said Monday. Steve Beazley, who was tapped in September to lead the Balboa Performing Art Theater Foundation, said the group may scale down its previous $5.5-million vision for reopening the long-defunct theater at 707 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. The foundation is having new architectural plans drawn up and as yet cannot quote project costs.
By Carrie Luger Slayback | May 29, 2013
On May 11 I received a compliment that, until now, I've kept secret. Reminds me of a wrapped present handed to me at a 1948 kindergarten gift exchange. All around me, 5-year-olds ripped into their bounty. I took mine home, wrapped. At 69 1/2, I still keep precious gifts to myself for private contemplation. Now I'll unwrap the compliment for this commentary. Last Saturday, Jake, Elizabeth, Catherine, Jim and I jogged along the Upper Bay path at an easy pace. Elizabeth asked, "Carrie, are you thrilled with your time at the OC Half?"
By Shaneesta Sanfilippo | May 11, 2013
The state penal system leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and you should have the same reaction as well. California's mental health system and protocols leave a bad taste in my mouth too. Combine the two and stir. You have what can collectively be referred to as the new asylums. Places where you get food, structure and high recidivism rates. According to a 2013 article published in the Los Angeles Times, an astonishingly high number, 40%, of California inmates suffer from a mental illness, oftentimes going without needed support and mental health services.
By Jeremiah Dobruck | March 14, 2013
Gladiators, facing both mental and physical challenges, will invade Sage Hill School in Newport Beach this weekend. With trebuchets, chariots and PVC-pipe weapons, they'll compete in physical challenges. And armed with history, mythology and the Latin language, they'll compete in events testing their mental prowess Sage Hill, a small private school of more than 450 students, will be bathed in ancient culture as it hosts this year's California Junior Classical League's statewide convention Friday and Saturday.
By Tom Titus | March 7, 2013
Projecting mental illness on stage is about as difficult a task as any director or troupe of actors may face, but when done effectively, it can produce a mesmerizing evening of theater. In "Development," Vanguard University's world premiere of a new drama by Warren Doody, an English professor at the Costa Mesa college, schizophrenia is an inherited condition, passed down from a woman to her son and on to his son. It's a truly frightening premise, triggering a pair of unforgettable portrayals.
February 4, 2013
As someone in favor of strong gun-safety regulations, surprisingly I find myself in total agreement with Wayne LaPierre of the NRA. I agree with him that the manufacture, sale and possession of assault-type weapons with large ammunition clips should not be prohibited, except for criminals and the mentally challenged. However, I also happen to think that anyone who believes that they need to own assault-type weapons with large ammunition clips to protect themselves from their own government are, by definition, mentally challenged.
December 20, 2012
We need a mental health bill for elected officials now! Mental health is not only an issue in our schools, but can also play a significant part in the shaping and maintenance of our community and culture. The people we put in office, even at the lowest levels, must have a clean bill of health from a mental health expert. It is without question that we have politicians running all areas of our city, state and country with low-level to severe mental-health issues. We are at the mercy of privacy acts that allow this be sealed, and this needs to change now!
By Britney Barnes | September 25, 2012
Coast Community College District's Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach campuses were awarded a $250,000 mental health grant to help identify and counsel struggling students. Orange Coast College, in partnership with Golden West College, was given the highest grant amount from the Foundation for California Community Colleges' California Mental Health Services Act funds. OCC will administer the money to be used to benefit both campuses over the next two years, said Sylvia Worden, associate dean of Student Health Services.
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