April 17, 1990 |
Later this spring, the American Lung Assn.'s Los Angeles chapter again will sponsor the "World's Biggest Baby Shower" to alert young pregnant women to smoking's dangers. "It's a creative approach," says Ron Arias of the ALA. "You're dealing with a very hard-to-reach group. It's an economic and educational problem more than anything." Statistics bear that out: 20% to 40% of all women who become pregnant are smokers and only about 25% stop during pregnancy, experts say.
June 18, 2001 |
A man who was asked to leave a baby shower in Lansdowne because he was drunk returned and stabbed four people, authorities said. Brian Thiele, 22, was arrested at his home Saturday night. Thiele arrived drunk at the gathering, attended by up to 80 people, and said he was looking for his girlfriend, police and witnesses said. When asked to leave, Thiele pulled out a knife and made threats, then left, witnesses said. He returned about four hours later and stabbed the people, police said.
May 11, 1986 |
Pregnant women who quit smoking when they became pregnant or who still smoke are invited to what the American Lung Assn. bills as "The World's Biggest Baby Shower" at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the California Afro American Art Museum in Exposition Park. The event, the third annual, attracts about 100 women each year, Lung Assn. spokeswoman Miriam Schneider said. There will be fun and games--for prizes including cribs, strollers, car seats and other baby paraphernalia. And there will be a message.
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May 26, 1998 |
A South-Central Los Angeles boy remained in critical condition at a hospital Monday, two days after an alleged gang member opened fire at an outdoor baby shower, wounding the youngster and a woman. Sgt. Tom Ward of the Los Angeles Police Department said officers have arrested a 21-year-old member of the 18th Street gang, who was allegedly present during the shooting but is not believed to have fired the bullets that wounded Jaime Aguilar, 11.
April 26, 2009 |
Is it wrong to ask friends to spend when you know they're scrimping? And what do you do with an influx of cash -- if you're still getting unemployment checks? :: Dear Alana: My husband and I are about to have a baby. We are both employed as lawyers in Chicago and have -- for the time being -- steady jobs. I am from Flint, Mich., and my mother is planning on throwing me a baby shower there.
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February 12, 2013 |
Karla Martinez carried the framed photographs to the growing streetside memorial in Anaheim. There they were: hugging, showing off for the camera, old friends having good times, all smiles. But the good times had been swept away: 21-year-old Sheyla Mendoza, her mother Carmen Mendoza, 56, and cousin Stephanie Henriquez, 21, were dead. The three family members were fatally injured late Saturday as they walked down Western Avenue in the heart of Anaheim after a baby shower. They were struck by a drunk driver, police say. On Monday, a memorial of candles, homemade posters and photos, placed on the sidewalk near the site where the three were hit, swelled in size.