CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1991
I'm pleased and encouraged to see the editors of The Times step forward and clearly state in your editorial that the key impediment to true educational reform in our state is "chronic structural problems, including bureaucratic inertia." We're cheating our young people and endangering our future well-being by continuing to permit our school bureaucracies to divert precious tax dollars from the desperate, crowded, undersupplied schools. Now is the time for the bureaucrats to step aside and allow the real education experts--those teachers and staff who work with kids every day--to utilize their experience and know-how to begin to reshape our school system.
May 5, 1989 |
Joan Thorne paints large, bright, three-dimensional shapes sinking in a sea of squiggly lines. The shapes are powerful, abstract forms whose mass toys with weight amid a feathery web of floating lines. As the wispy brush strokes sweep around the shapes they create rivulets of motion that tickle form and void alike with a charged, furry atmosphere. Thorne's expressionistic energetic lines and the more hard-edged static forms make an unlikely wedding of inertia and movement. But the resulting image, with it's ominous depths thickened by pulpy fibers, is solid.
November 14, 2010 |
Aries (March 21-April 19): It takes a tough person to compete in the arena you've chosen. There are a lot of contenders out there, eyeing your position. Taurus (April 20-May 20): You'll evolve. The best part is that it will not take months or years. Results are immediate. Gemini (May 21-June 21): Sometimes doing research in your area of interest seems like a guilty pleasure. If you like something and want to know more about it, it's as worthy a use of your time as anything else.
May 25, 2013 |
"Prolonged sitting is not what nature intended for us," says Dr. Camelia Davtyan, clinical professor of medicine and director of women's health at the UCLA Comprehensive Health Program. "The chair is out to kill us," says James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Most of us have years of sitting experience, consider ourselves quite good at it and would swear that nature intended us to do it as much as possible. PHOTOS: 17 ways to fight the inertia, step by step But unfortunately, a good deal of data suggest that we're off our rockers to spend so much time on our rockers - as well as the vast variety of other seats where we're fond of parking our duffs.
May 25, 2013 |
Want to lose weight? Redecorate. Really? Really. Conventional furniture is part of the obesity problem, a growing number of scientists now say, but with the right changes it can be part of the solution. Rising to the challenge, designers are creating new styles of furniture, some meant to encourage perpetual motion and some meant to discourage perpetual eating. PHOTOS: 17 ways to fight the inertia, step by step "With all our products, we try to invite users to move more," says David Kahl, owner of Ergo Depot, which sells furniture online (www.ergodepot.com/)
January 14, 2001
Los Angeles County supervisors surely recognized last July that the county had to begin restructuring its health services immediately. Only an eleventh-hour federal/state bailout had averted a probable county bankruptcy that would have crippled care for the uninsured poor. So why is the relationship between county hospitals and independent clinics still fragmented, with no coherent plan for savings or for moving cases from costly hospitals to clinics?