April 2, 2009
Re "Holiday provokes war between the Souths," March 29 I was horrified to read that Arkansas and Texas celebrate Confederate Memorial Day on Jan. 19, the federal holiday commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. What does that say about two great states? The institutionalized racism in our country needs to be brought out into the open, to shrivel in the light of a new day. Roberta L. Kenney North Hollywood
August 3, 2010
If you are starting to think that your lifestyle seems to require more endurance and strength than you have, you're not alone. We never understand the full scope of a situation until we are in it, and if we knew going in, we probably wouldn't bother. But you also don't know how strong you can be. The Taurus moon helps you find out. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are more creative than you are rich. Steal the time to work on your skills and hone your vision. Keep your eyes open for sponsors.
January 22, 2013 |
The observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, overshadowed somewhat by President Obama's inauguration, inspired more than a few writers to complain about the “sanitization” of King's message. The complaint has some validity: King wasn't just an opponent of segregated public accommodations and Jim Crow laws; he also preached arguably radical ideas about economic equality, and he opposed the war in Vietnam. He was in Memphis, the site of his assassination, to show solidarity with striking sanitation workers.
September 22, 2012 |
Holiday revelers can gain an average of 5 pounds each holiday season, according to studies and surveys. Trouble is, those who are overweight tend to gain more, and few of us ditch the extra poundage when the new year begins. (So much for all those resolutions.) It all adds up over time, leading to midsection sprawl. If you take a tip from Santa Monica food blogger Andrew Wilder to pause to consider what you are about to eat, you could save yourself plenty of excess calories. And that makes room to enjoy a treat that really counts, like a slice of mom's pumpkin pie. Here's a look at how overindulging in traditional holiday offerings can easily translate into 3,600 calories, or the equivalent of 1 pound: Four Candy Corn Oreos: 300 calories Three miniature Three Musketeer bars: 190 A second heaping of turkey, gravy and stuffing: 500 A second slice of pecan pie: 450 A second cup of eggnog: 350 A second slice of Christmas prime rib: 350 A second slice of Christmas fruitcake: 325 One extra Hanukkah jelly doughnut: 350 One extra potato latke: 250 Four extra glasses of Champagne punch on New Year's Eve: 500 - Rene Lynch
November 19, 2012 |
You've got questions? We've got answers! And ideas to help you out over the coming holidays! LIVE VIDEO DISCUSSION: Join us this Wednesday, Nov. 21, time TBD, as we share readers' most common Thanksgiving questions. Thanksgiving can be a high-stress time in the kitchen. If you find yourself stumped, drop us a line on our Facebook page . We'll check in throughout the coming days and try to help. Obviously we can't do specific recipe searches, but we'll try to answer as many of your general cooking questions as we can. And we've collected more than 110 in our "Los Angeles Times Holiday Handbook.
November 29, 2012 |
Looking to learn some do-it-yourself skills for holiday gift giving this year? The Institute of Domestic Technology has a one-day food-crafting class Saturday focusing on homemade gifts for the holidays at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena. A repeat of the class will take place at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills on Dec. 8. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., instructors Kevin West and Joseph Shuldiner will teach a smorgasbord of useful skills for making a variety of D.I.Y. gifts.