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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Great Speculations Quarterly earnings season often brings surprises, some disappointing and others quite rewarding. Apple (AAPL-$569), my largest position, delighted its fans with a 7% profit increase together with increases in its dividend and stock buyback program and a seven to one stock split. With the largest market cap of all, it attracts much attention […]

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New Technology at Mission Hospital

New Technology at Mission Hospital

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Podiatrist Offers High-Tech Toenail Remedy

Podiatrist Offers High-Tech Toenail Remedy

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach-based Dr. David Sabet is now offering a high-tech laser treatment for fungus-affected toenails that have changed color, lifted or become thick.     “I have developed a method for banishing fungus from toenails using an FDA approved, state-of-the art laser,” Sabet said in a statement. “My patients have been very satisfied […]

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Misplaced Criticism

Misplaced Criticism

Editor,   David Vanderveen makes a number of very disturbing charges against the Food and Drug Administration in “Local Currents,” May 13.   He claims the agency “has hardly been a friend to business owners,” and is “the Deathstar of beverage oversight.” It’s enough to make one throw up one’s hands and ask, “Why should […]

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Local Currents

Local Currents

OBL and Lagunapalooza “Politics may not be the oldest profession, but the results are the same.” Janis Joplin. This week my partners and I went to Washington, D.C. to lobby members of Congress about keeping the long arm of the Food and Drug Administration out of energy drinks. We ended up with a wild array […]