November 25, 2013 |
For many of us, this is a time to be thankful for the blessings we enjoy. For others, it's another week of wondering if there'll be enough food to keep the family fed. At least 4 million Californians are struggling with what's called food insecurity - being unable to consistently put food on the table - according to the latest data from UCLA's Center for Health Policy Research. Closer to home, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank says it's working harder than ever to meet demand for assistance from individuals and families amid recent cuts to food-stamp programs.
November 24, 2013 |
On the 10th anniversary of the year that Gabriela Artigas designed her first piece of jewelry - a cuff bracelet fashioned out of a boldly colored acrylic toothbrush, minus the bristles, which she purchased at the supermarket while studying fabric design in her hometown of Mexico City - the local brand has opened its first stand-alone studio in West Hollywood. Chelsea Handler, Carey Mulligan, Emma Roberts and Tyra Banks are just a few star fans of the label, which is designed and handcrafted in Los Angeles.
November 21, 2013 |
It's 3 p.m., and the gate entrance to San Fernando High is locked. Luckily, two students who work as water girls for the football team are standing on the other side of the fence, and who better to offer insight into the team's star quarterback, Cristian Solano, than someone who's offering him water when he's not always in the best of moods. "He's amazing," Adilene Rivera says. "He's a good kid. " "He's always the one stopping fights," Karla Guerrero says. San Fernando, which opened in 1896, has never had a quarterback quite like Solano, a 6-foot-3 senior who's obliterating school passing records.
November 19, 2013 |
BEIJING - At soon as Luo Yuannan heard about the change in China's one-child law, she began to calculate when it would be best for her 2 1/2-year-old son to get a baby sister, because, like many modern Chinese women, Luo is pining for a girl. "I was amazed," said Luo, 31, who lives in the southern city of Shenzhen. "I always wanted to have a second child and now I will get the chance. " If things go as planned, a second child for Luo could be part of a baby boomlet for China.
November 19, 2013 |
He might have become a doctor like his father, but a grad school (Harvard) summer job researching health policy changed all that. Now as the head of the Kaiser Family Foundation, Drew Altman deals not with lab numbers for a few patients but with healthcare data for millions. For years he headed up state and federal programs on welfare reform, homelessness and Medicaid. Since 1991, he's shaped the Menlo Park-based foundation as "a trusted source of information in a healthcare world dominated by vested interests.
November 18, 2013 |
There are four Lund cousins from four different families that have helped La Canada Flintridge Sacred Heart advance to the semifinals of the Southern Section 1A girls' volleyball playoffs . Freshman Kayla Lund had 33 kills on Saturday in a quarterfinal victory. Her mother, Alicia Lund, played volleyball at the University of Notre Dame, and her father, Eddie, played baseball at St. Francis and Notre Dame. Sophomore Clare Lund, senior Maddie Peterson and senior Allison Clapp all had moms who played volleyball at Flintridge Sacred Heart _ Mary Lambert Lund, Natalie Lund Peterson and Anna Lund Clapp.