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March 25, 2012 | By Alexandra Sandels, Los Angeles Times
The pair of college friends can't suppress a conspiratorial giggle when they talk about the passion that's consuming them. "It's an amazing feeling," says Nawal, as her close friend and fellow schemer, Lina, listens closely in a cafe here in the Syrian capital. "It's like you've broken all the injustice and fear. " Some college students gate-crash parties. These two young women ditch classes and roam the streets of Damascus and its suburbs, searching for protests calling for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2012 | Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
Yoga, which is known for good things like enlightenment and healing, is suddenly under attack from several quarters. John Friend, the founder of one of yoga's fastest-growing styles, stepped down after he was accused of sexual indiscretions. New York Times science writer William Broad, in his best-selling book "The Science of Yoga," says some yoga poses can wreck your body. Worse, they don't necessarily help you lose weight. Even Gwyneth Paltrow has traded in her yoga mat for a personal trainer.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
In the arts world, they call her “the dancing philanthropist.” And now, with her latest and largest endowment to date, Glorya Kaufman has a new dance partner in the University of Southern California. Her groundbreaking gift for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will establish the first new endowment-funded school at the university in 40 years. (The last was the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, which opened in 1973 with a gift from Walter H. Annenberg.)
HEALTH
April 6, 2013 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
If you were trying to conjure up a perfect group cardio workout, it just might look like one of the classes at ElliptiFit. Classes at the boutique fitness studio in Los Angeles offer a low-impact, full-body workout. There's upbeat music. Individualized instruction. It's all over in a brisk 45 minutes. And, best of all, classes take place under low lights, so you don't have to worry about sticking out like a sore thumb if you've never seen an elliptical machine before, much less danced with one. ElliptiFit is the brainchild of owner and head fitness instructor Annette Comerchero, who says her goal was "the best possible workout you can get, in the shortest amount of time possible, having the most fun. " Check, check and check.
HEALTH
November 25, 2002
Guide to clubs, gyms BALLY TOTAL FITNESS (www.ballyfitness.com) The club allows nonmembers to work out for two weeks for free. Apply online for a guest pass. Also, the day after Thanksgiving, Bally opens up all of its clubs for a free workout on Feeling Fat Friday. Hollywood: 1628 N. El Centro Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 461-0227. Pasadena: 45 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena; (626) 577-8588. West Los Angeles: 1914 S. Bundy Drive, Los Angeles; (310) 820-7571. North Hollywood: 13069 Victory Blvd.
NEWS
October 25, 1986 | Associated Press
Temple University and striking professors agreed Friday night on a new contract, ending a 19-day walkout that had canceled classes for 22,000 students, negotiators said. Classes were scheduled to resume Monday morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1989
There are special schools for children whose IQs are 40 points lower than average. We give these children small classes, special buses, special programs galore, and what do we do for the children whose IQs deviate in the other direction? Some kids who are blessed with IQs that much higher than average feel they are punished for it. They are made to "learn" and "relearn" something they knew before they sat down in class. When they get really bored, they start trouble just to see if they can get out of the dull school, and then their motivation for learning is down the tubes completely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
San Jose State University is suspending a highly touted collaboration with online provider Udacity to offer low-cost, for-credit online courses after finding that more than half of the students failed to pass the classes, officials said Thursday. Preliminary results from a spring pilot project found student pass rates of 20% to 44% in remedial math, college-level algebra and elementary statistics courses. In a somewhat more promising outcome, 83% of students completed the classes.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2012 | By Todd Martens
Practically no suburb shall be left behind in thriving craft beer movement. The past two weeks alone have welcomed two new outfits to the ale-destination that is the Inland Empire. Joining a region already home to Hangar 24, Black Market, Dale Bros, and I&I Brewing, among others, are Ontario's Chino Valley Brewery (1630 E Francis St, Unit J) and, only about 10 miles away, Claremont's alliteration-friendly Claremont Craft Ales (1420 N. Claremont Blvd, Suite 204C). The latter opens Saturday, and Chino Valley has been welcoming customers since the end of July.
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