May 5, 2013 |
Alice Marie Francis believes it's important to have health insurance, but finding a plan that fit her budget was no easy task. "Money is tight," says the 50-year-old Burbank mother of two, whose children are insured by their father's work-based policy. To make sure she had coverage that didn't break the bank, she opted for a high-deductible health plan - an increasingly popular option with lower monthly premiums but high upfront costs before most insurance payments kick in. High-deductible plans are typically recommended for younger policyholders who are in good health and have less need for doctor visits and prescription drugs, and for people with incomes high enough to cover the cost of routine medical care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1999
In 1620, a group of Pilgrims crossed the Atlantic Ocean on the Mayflower seeking religious freedom. They came upon a land new to them but which had been home to the Wampanoag tribe for more than 10,000 years. To the Pilgrims' surprise, some of these Native Americans already knew some English, and they taught the Pilgrims how to adapt to this new environment.
August 10, 1986
A free pocket-size brochure lists attractions and activities in Plymouth County. The 64-page guide includes historical facts and gives information about campgrounds, beaches, motels and special events. A "Dining Out" section lists more than three dozen restaurants.
November 7, 1993 |
Finally, it was time to celebrate. The first harvest was a success, Samuel Fuller told us, and after such a long, bitter winter--only half of the founding group had survived--the new community was ready for a big party. They wanted to thank God and share their good fortune with their American Indian neighbors. Without the Indians' help and the corn an Indian had taught them to plant, the Pilgrims knew they would not have made it at all.
November 27, 1988 |
"Thanksgiving?" The dark-eyed girl in a white cotton bonnet and layers of heavy wool skirts seemed puzzled as she looked up from the vegetable garden. "We do not have a thanksgiving that we celebrate every year. We declare a day of thanksgiving when we have something to be grateful for--when a drought is ended, say. Those days are spent in fasting and prayers." She returned to her digging, refusing to be coaxed into the 20th Century. Fasting and prayer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1996 |
The following was excerpted from government archives recently discovered by a historian: Minutes of the Community Council APRIL MEETING The issue of the boat people living at the harbor was raised. It was suggested that from a humanitarian standpoint, we should consider an assistance program, inasmuch as these people are essentially homeless and a lot of them died from exposure and malnutrition during the winter.