October 11, 2012 |
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and restaurants around town are offering food and drink specials to help spread the word and raise funds for the cause. Here are some of the specials. If you know of something we've missed, please let us know in the comments section below: The California Pizza Kitchen in Pasadena has teamed up with the city's Fire Department for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every guest who visits the restaurant on Oct. 11 and brings in a special Fire Department flier (available for download in the photo section at www.facebook.com/pasadena.pink )
October 5, 2012 |
If you've been to the grocery store lately, you're probably aware that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - that time of year when pink-ribboned products start popping up here and there, promising to send a portion of whatever you pay for them to organizations promoting breast cancer awareness. This year, in addition to shopping for the familiar yogurts , sparkling water , golf balls and office tchotchkes ...
September 29, 2012 |
Every Thursday at lunchtime at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, several dozen people turn off their cellphones and take seats in the bright pink chairs of the Billy Wilder Theater. They come to spend half an hour with Diana Winston, a former Buddhist nun and one of the nation's best-known teachers of mindfulness meditation. The lights go down, and Winston takes a seat in an office chair and speaks quietly into a microphone. Occasionally she is accompanied by Michael Perricone playing about 20 Tibetan bells, the haunting, wave-like sounds enhancing her voice, which is so soothing it's as if she were born to the work.
September 27, 2012 |
Avalanna Routh, the little girl who made headlines because of her "marriage" to Justin Bieber, has died, bringing more attention to a rare but aggressive form of childhood cancer. Avalanna died Wednesday in a month when she and her parents had had an even higher profile -- Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Avalanna, who was 6, had a Twitter account in her name that just a week ago posted: "September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. My @SU2C video is now on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?
September 24, 2012 |
"Bill Nye vs. Creationism": It might sound like a bad 1980s comedy, but this is real life, with the bow-tied science TV star taking a whack on YouTube at Christian parents who might try to steer their kids away from evolution. “When you have a portion of the population that doesn't believe in that, it holds everybody back, really,” Nye says in a BigThink YouTube video that's gotten more than 4.6 million hits. “Evolution is the fundamental in all of life science, in all of biology," he says in the video.
September 6, 2012 |
In what's becoming known as one of the sweetest acts of friendship to set the blogosphere abuzz, "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler shaved her head in support of her best friend, Summer Holt Miller, who had a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. On Wednesday the women cut off their locks for the world to see on "Good Morning America," and since then Twitter has been filled with support for Miller. The same day, a touched Pickler tweeted, "I cannot thank everyone enough for all the love and support you've given Summer.
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July 8, 2012 |
The cryptic letter arrived a few weeks after Maira Gutierrez donated blood for the first time in 1997. The Red Cross had rejected her blood. It listed a phone number to call. Gutierrez left a message, then waited three agonizing days for a reply, fearing she had HIV. The truth proved more confusing than reassuring: She had something called Chagas' disease, an ailment she'd never heard of, spread by a winged insect incongruously dubbed the "kissing bug. " A Red Cross pamphlet told her the parasitic affliction could be fatal — it could stop her heart.
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July 5, 2012 |
We see a video on the Internet and it makes us melt or fume or cry. Sometimes, we respond en masse and change lives overnight. Thanks to one video campaign, a 9-year-old boy who made a cardboard arcade in East L.A. has received more than enough money to one day go to college. Thanks to another, a 68-year-old school bus monitor verbally bullied by a pack of middle schoolers probably now can afford to get off the bus for good. We see things on the screen and we act, in part because it's so easy.
June 23, 2012 |
Jerry Sandusky will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. With Sandusky behind bars, advocates say, the focus should shift to victims - not only those who told their stories and faced Sandusky in the Centre County Courthouse, but of sexual abuse on a broader scale. “We can't let the national focus that this case brought upon child sexual abuse [fade] after these cameras are turned off,” Pennsylvania Atty. Gen. Linda Kelly said at a televised news conference. “We have to continue to … shine a bright light in those dark, dark places.” Kelly spoke late Friday night, not long after the jury in Bellefonte, Pa., convicted the former Penn State assistant football coach of 45 charges related to sexual assault - including grooming and abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period, in locker room showers, the basement of his home and hotel rooms on the road.
May 21, 2012 |
He wasn't invoking the wisdom of hockey greats such as the legendary Gordie Howe or even Wayne Gretzky, a star with some serious Kings cred in his background. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter thought about the topic of playing with a lead, reached into his own coaching/playing past and landed in the Midwest — more precisely, in Chicago. "What was Michael Jordan's famous line? Structure gets me to the fourth quarter and then I take over," Sutter said on Monday in El Segundo. The third period would work just fine too. For the second time in three days, the Kings will attempt to close out the Phoenix Coyotes in the Western Conference finals, this time as the visiting team.