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WORLD
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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ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | By David Ng
The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles will be partnering with the L.A. Dance Project to create a new program designed to train young dancers between the ages of 14 and 19. The newly announced Colburn Dance Academy, which is scheduled to launch this fall, will be a program offering dance instruction and education with an emphasis on ballet technique. Jenifer Ringer, a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet who retired from the company earlier this month, will lead the new academy.
HEALTH
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.
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.
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.
TRAVEL
May 28, 2000 | LUCRETIA BINGHAM, Lucretia Bingham is a freelance writer formerly of Los Angeles, now based in Old Lyme, Conn
The bell pierced my sleep. I groaned and opened my eyes. It was not yet dawn, and it was cold. Our cabin, with all of its windows, was more exposed to the elements than a tent. It was 5:30 a.m., and my niece, Jalena, and I were expected in the meditation room by 6. On a Saturday. We asked for this.
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
January 23, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Chris Lewis hunkered down in front of a laptop at Cal State Long Beach, determined to find a few open psychology classes. The pickings were somewhat slim. But for Lewis and nearly 1,000 other spring semester enrollees on campus, filling out a schedule isn't the only challenge: They must navigate an academic and social landscape that, for the vast majority of other students, has been in full swing since fall. More than 60,300 applications were submitted to the California State University system's spring term, which gets underway Monday.
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