February 1, 2012 |
The biggest winner coming out of college football's national signing day Wednesday had to be Thursday, the day it would finally be over. Hats off to anyone who survived it — and hats on to every player who couldn't decide which one to put on his head. The experts tell us Alabama won the day, or Texas, followed by Florida State or maybe Florida. Or was it Texas first, followed by Alabama and then Ohio State? Actually, the school that best captures the premise of signing day is: Slippery Rock.
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March 1, 2012 |
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.
April 6, 2013 |
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.
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.
August 10, 2012 |
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.
March 30, 2013
Some meditation resources: Against the Stream: classes, retreats and practice sessions in East Hollywood and Santa Monica, including some for targeted groups including teenagers, people of color and others. http://www.againstthestream.org . Detroit Street Zen Center: a Zen Buddist temple with classes and retreats; and the home of the Great Patience Zen Stitchery, which sells meditation cushions and clothing. http://www.detroitstzencenter.com . Dharma Seed: talks, news and other resources.
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December 21, 2013 |
Liza Bercovici suspected something was up when a student at Gabriella Charter School approached her last week and said, "Happy birthday tomorrow, Miss Liza. " So it was not a surprise the next day when the school's 400-plus students sang "Happy Birthday" to her at morning assembly. Bercovici sighed in appreciation, and when urged to make a speech, she stood humbly before the small sea of students gathered on the playground of the Echo Park school she'd founded. "I think everybody here knows that this school was started out of my love for my daughter, whose name was Gabriella," Bercovici said.
October 25, 1986 |
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.
May 8, 2011 |
Katie Reynolds leads a double life. By day, she wears sweat pants and a cap while she attends classes at Long Beach State, where she has a 3.5 grade-point average as a communications major. By night, she wears bright red lipstick, half a bottle of mascara and little more than a bikini as she dances in front of 19,000 people. She's a Laker Girl. Reynolds keeps her opposing realities separate. "I typically don't tell people what I do," she said. That means while her classmates are discussing the previous night's Lakers game, she'll pretend she wasn't sitting courtside.