The Washington Post, Jan. 24, 2016
How Sarah Palin could help Donald Trump with Ted Cruz supporters
Michael Tesler, assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine [writes]: That Cruz’s supporters are so politically active is clearly a problem for Trump, many of whose supporters do not have a track record of voting. Here is where Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Trump could help him, especially in Iowa. She is very popular with Cruz’s strongest supporters.
Reuters, Jan. 25, 2016
North Carolina’s voter ID law goes on trial
“These are kind of bellwether cases that people are watching,” said Rick Hasen, a University of California, Irvine professor who specializes in election law. “If Texas and North Carolina are successful here, then I suspect other states will follow suit.”
Los Angeles Times, Jan. 22, 2016
Orange County Alzheimer’s group breaks with national organization
Joshua Grill, director of education at UC Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, said the effect of Alzheimer’s Orange County on local families has been “profound.” … “Families in the throes of this disease need all the help they can get, and there are not enough resources made available to them, but Alzheimer’s Orange County provides a lifeline that makes all the difference.”
Orange County Register, Jan. 22, 2016
CDC expands travel advisory amid increased reports of Zika virus
“If I were advising somebody who was going to Brazil or somewhere else where there’s an outbreak of Zika, and if they were pregnant, particularly in their early pregnancy, I would advise them to delay their trip,” said Dr. Donald Forthal, chief of infectious diseases at UC Irvine. … “There’s no vaccine, no treatment. There’s really no way to prevent it at all,” Forthal said of Zika.
KCET, Jan. 25, 2016
Laguna Beach in the sixties: A colony for the arts
After graduating from UC Irvine, [John] Gardiner moved to New York City …. He moved back to Laguna Beach in 1991 because, he says, “I have a calling here.” Today, as a performer, mentor, poet, and stand-up comic, he acts in skits, including his own rock ‘n roll “Shakespeare’s Fool” presentations, teaches drama and poetry at UCI, and obsessively writes and reads his poetry locally and worldwide.
Previously “In the News”