May 12, 2013 |
The 131-character dispatch arrived mournfully within two hours of sunrise May 4, at 7:58 a.m. to be exact. "When u give Give GIVE and they take Take TAKE at wat point do u draw a line in the sand?" Kobe Bryant wrote on his Twitter feed, adding the hashtags "hurt beyond measure," "gave me no warning," and finally, "love?" Bryant's career with the Lakers has often been pushed aside by internal family matters, the recent court battle over his memorabilia the latest in a string of cheerless events.
February 13, 2012 |
Asthma sufferers have long relied on inhalers for relief from wheezing or coughing attacks. But as of Dec. 31, Primatene Mist -- the only available over-the-counter asthma inhaler -- was taken off shelves because of its adverse effect on the environment. Other inhalers are available, but these require a doctor's prescription. Some people with asthma aren't happy about the change, but lung doctors and asthma specialists agree that Primatene Mist wasn't the best option for patients anyway.
August 30, 2012 |
Just as he's about to end a week-long trip to the African nation of Chad as a UNICEF ambassador, Lakers forward Pau Gasol plans on getting involved this year with another civic project. "I'm finalizing the details so I can have my own foundation," Gasol told The Times on Thursday in a phone interview. "I'll continue to have the relationships I have with UNICEF and other organizations. But I will also have my own foundation that I will be very involved with because I want to continue to have a big impact and make a big difference in different fields, particularly with children.
January 13, 2013 |
Badly matched foundation can look downright scary: too gray, too goopy, too mask-like. This is an area where one size does not fit all. And now the diversifying face of America, the rise of high-definition image technology and a photo-happy population has translated to consumer demand for foundation that's natural looking, full of skin-healthy ingredients and color-customized for the fairest through the deepest complexions. Beauty companies, rising up to meet the demand, have steadily expanded their offerings - and it seems to be paying off. According to market researcher NPD Group, in the 12-month period ending in October, total U.S. foundation sales generated $965 million, up 7% in dollars from the same time last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1991
Thank you for publishing a correction on Sept. 18 stating that the Atlanta-based Children's Wish Foundation is not the organization charged with fraud and misleading advertising in California. It would be very difficult to describe what has happened since The Times misidentified us in a story regarding fraud charges made by California's attorney general. The organization actually charged is the Children's Wish Fund, based in Carson, Calif. Members of our staff, supporters and our accountants in Washington have all received calls demanding answers to the fraud charges, accusing us of not fulfilling our obligations to very ill children and threatening not to support our organization.
February 4, 1993
Performing artists in music, dance and theater and arts organizations with budgets of as much as $150,000 may apply for grants and fellowships from the California Community Foundation's annual Brody Arts Fund Awards. Fellowships of up to $5,000 will go to individuals, and organizations will receive grants ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. Ten awards will be made in each category. Applications, which must be submitted by March 19, are available by calling the foundation at (213) 413-4042.