March 6, 2014 |
“Every great artist has freed himself from something - his family, his nation, his race,” warns the worldly mentor to an aspiring painter in Chaim Potok's semi-autobiographical novel, “My Name Is Asher Lev.” As the Fountain Theatre's affecting L.A. premiere of Aaron Posner's three-actor stage adaptation eloquently illustrates, the greater the artist, the more painful sacrifices that separation entails. Posner's script skillfully retains the book's introspective narrative voice, philosophical insights and essential plot points, as its title character (played with convincing passion by Jason Karasev)
March 6, 2014 |
If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to carry a water bottle there. Why? Because the Board of Supervisors voted this week to ban the sale of single-use bottles of water in city buildings and parks and at city-permitted events, making San Francisco the largest municipality in the country to phase out plastic water bottles. The ban will cover indoor events starting Oct. 1, and will be extended to all events by 2016. There would be exceptions for some sports outings, such as foot races, and planners could apply for waivers if they can't secure a water supply.
February 7, 2014 |
Former Fountain Valley Coach Ron La Ruffa will be inducted into the school's baseball Hall of Fame on Feb. 15 at 9:45 a.m. during a ceremony on the school's baseball diamond. He came to Fountain Valley in 1989 and had three head coaching tenures: 1989-98, 2000-02 and 2010-12. He won seven Sunset League championships and two Southern Section titles. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
November 21, 2013 |
A first chance has given Arizona Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians a second wind. Arians was an interim coach last season when he led the Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs, then became the first fill-in to be named NFL coach of the year. Ten months ago, the Cardinals became the first NFL team to hire him as a head coach, and clearly he's invigorated. "There's no doubt about that," Arians, 61, said by phone Thursday. "The hours are still the same, but it doesn't feel the same. " Said his son, Jake: "When he was in Pittsburgh [as Steelers offensive coordinator]
November 15, 2013 |
The weight loss that follows a successful bariatric surgery makes most patients feel younger. But a new study suggests that following bariatric surgery, some patients show signs of being biologically younger, as well. At Stanford University, researchers looked for evidence of change in bariatric surgery patients by measuring their telomeres -- regions of repeating DNA sequences at the end of a chromosome that grow a little shorter with age and chronic illness. Telomeres are considered a biomarker of the aging process.
October 27, 2013 |
Zac Efron , who seems to be in every other movie these days, still found time to pick up a home in Hollywood Hills recently for $3.995 million. The former teen idol, who owns another house nearby in Hollywood Hills West, bought a two-story Zen-inspired contemporary behind gates at the end of a long driveway. The 5,644-square-foot home, built in 1964, features panoramic city-to-ocean views, expanses of glass, an open floor plan, a wine cellar, a gym and a fountain inside the entry.