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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...

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,...

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...

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...