September 11, 1987 |
When Robert Stack attended the opening-night performance of "La Boheme" Tuesday in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center, the 68-year-old actor was more than just another of the opening-night glitterati. Stack and his family are historically connected to the popular Puccini work that launched the second home-grown season of Los Angeles Music Center Opera: It was Stack's grandfather who was responsible for the United States premiere of "Boheme" 90 years ago next month in Los Angeles.
September 12, 2011 |
People suffering from depression may not bring it up with their doctor for a number of reasons, a study finds. The most common one? They're afraid of getting a recommendation for antidepressants. Those findings are featured in a study released Monday in the journal Annals of Family Medicine . In it, researchers surveyed 1,054 adults about why they wouldn't tell their primary care physician about depression symptoms, as well as their beliefs about the mental disorder. Depression symptoms, the study authors note, are underreported.
October 1, 1992 |
Here are some of the organizations and resources available to help track down ancestors: GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES North San Diego County Genealogical Society The society meets twice a month in the Carlsbad City Council chambers next to the library. Founded in 1968, the organization encourages the study of genealogy and the the preservation of genealogical records. It is open to any person with an interest in their family roots who is willing to support the society in its endeavors.
November 2, 1994 |
If the task of organizing and transcribing family history interviews is too daunting, you can try an easier, scripted approach with one of several memory books available in bookstores. To ensure they actually get filled in, plan to make an afternoon or evening of it with your relatives. Here are a few to consider: * A series of memory books from HarperCollins, including "Grandfather Remembers" and "Dad Remembers." Includes such good topics as, "My worries about the future were. . . ."
June 26, 1999 |
A man who claimed he was sleepwalking when he stabbed his wife 44 times and held her head under water was convicted Friday of first-degree murder. Scott Falater, 43, stared straight ahead and did not react as the verdict was read in a Maricopa County Superior Court. He then hugged his stepfather and kissed his mother on the cheek. "It's not over yet," Falater said just before he left the courtroom.
June 1, 1998 |
These recommendations are based on guidelines from the American Urological Assn., the American Heart Assn., the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Assn. (For personal advice, talk to your doctor.) * Physical Exam: A simple screening by a primary physician should be conducted every two years until a man turns 40 or 45, and then annually. * Prostate Cancer: a rectal exam and PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test each year after the age of 50.
February 16, 2009 |
A good friend of mine was approaching her 49th birthday with trepidation. Why, I asked her, was she so afraid of 49? "My mother died at 49 of a heart attack. The same thing will probably happen to me," she said. Not likely, I replied. And we started to talk about her mother. Her mother was a child of the age before genetics, before cholesterol, before we knew the dangers of smoking, fat and salt. Her mother and her mother's mother cooked with bacon grease, lard and other ingredients that many of us eschew today.
April 28, 1990 |
Nearly 400 years ago, Pedro Robledo left Mexico with the Juan de Ornate expedition, venturing into what is now New Mexico, to become one of the first settlers in that region. Today, his 13th-great-granddaughter, Pauline Chavez Bent, a genealogist who specializes in Latino history, travels uncharted terrain of a different nature, searching back through time to meticulously piece together her family's history.