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POLITICO, July 12, 2022
Orange County was the heart of California conservatism. Now it’s up for grabs.
Confident in their hold on the county, Republicans were surprised by the 2018 Democratic sweep — just as surprised as Democrats who realized they could win in the county if they put more time and energy into local outreach. “For the foreseeable future, it will be competitive and a place either party can win if they invest their resources and identify the right candidates,” said Louis DeSipio, a professor in political science and Chicano/Latino studies at UC Irvine.

U.S. News & World Report, July 6, 2022
Which Doctor Should I See for Dementia and Cognitive Decline?
“Treatment of dementia requires an interdisciplinary approach,” says Hayley Kristinsson, a neuropsychologist with UCI Health in Orange, California. This means that many patients will need support from more than just their PCP or a neurologist. … “Physicians from other specialties may also be involved depending on the patient’s individual needs,” Kristinsson says. “However, neurologists are often the primary diagnosticians.”

VICE, July 8, 2022
Amazon Workers Who Commute Across the US-Mexico Border Every Day Are Organizing for Better Working Conditions
The Amazon warehouse in Otay Mesa is the latest example of a strategy long used by U.S. companies to capitalize on using workers from Mexico. “Companies like being around the border because they can employ workers who live in Mexico where cost of living is lower and that puts downward pressure on wages,” said Spencer Potiker, a doctoral candidate at UC Irvine who studies labor and the U.S.-Mexico border, noting that for workers who commute from Mexico, it’s a working class job, but with middle class wages. “If you’re commuting to San Diego, you can make 10 times as much as a worker in Tijuana.”

KPCC, July 12, 2022 (Podcast)
Monkeypox Is Spreading Amongst LGBTQ Communities – But Is The Response Adequate?
Today on Airtalk, we’re joined by CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation Tyler TerMeer and associate professor of population health and disease prevention at UC Irvine, Andrew Noymer to discuss how health officials are responding to Monkeypox and how that response is further helping or harming LGBTQ communities.

Irvine Weekly, July 7, 2022
Variations of Place: Southern California Impressionism in the Early 20th Century
Variations of Place, with paintings from the Irvine Museum and Buck collections, contains three dozen pieces by 22 artists who settled in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach and San Diego. These painters – including Franz Bischoff, Maurice Braun, Alson Skinner Clark, Colin Campbell Cooper, Anna Althea Hills, Joseph Kleitsch, Edgar Payne, Granville Redmond, Guy Rose, George Gardner Symons and William Wendt – used the light, broad brush strokes and pure, bright colors of their earlier French Impressionist counterparts. Yet they concentrated on the magic Southland light, along with nocturnal settings, to depict landscapes, seascapes and people.

Previously “In the News”