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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1985
My column of May 19 concerning the Capistrano Unified School District Family Life program described the way a certain high school girl indicated that she was authorized to conduct relaxation exercises for elementary students. Although that is what many of us understood her to say, we have recently received information from the program director that the girl was misunderstood and that in fact only adults conduct the controversial relaxation and group therapy sessions with our elementary school children.
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HEALTH
April 25, 2014 | Mary MacVean
Workouts don't always have to be sweaty, and my mind and spirit needed some attention after a recent long week. We can all meditate or downward our dogs at home, but sometimes it helps to have a little guidance. Reset: 8254 Melrose Ave., www.ToResetClickHere.com Aura: Seems like miles from the hullabaloo just outside; dimmed lights, electric candles and cushiony mats. Effort: Laid-back, for sure. But there's no payoff if you just drop off and don't try to follow the teacher.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2009 | S. IRENE VIRBILA, RESTAURANT CRITIC
When I peered in the window of the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, the performer stopped midsentence to beckon me in. Audience a little sketchy that night, I guessed. Tempting though that might have been (who couldn't use a laugh or two?), I had another destination in mind: the new wine bar Noir next door. Wine bars come and go in Pasadena, it seems, but this one is notable not only for the quality of the wines on offer but also because Claud Beltran, late of Madeleines Restaurant on Green Street, is cooking.
SPORTS
April 22, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Blake Griffin's word of choice to describe the Clippers' turnaround was "relaxed. " The Clippers blew out the Golden State Warriors, 138-98, on Monday night to even their Western Conference first-round playoff series at 1-1. The 138 points were the most the Clippers had scored in a playoff game in franchise history. Their 40-point margin was also a franchise record for a playoff game. And the 35 points Griffin scored were his playoff career high. The Clippers even went 32 for 35 (91.4%)
TRAVEL
March 28, 2014 | By Ryan Ritchie
You might know Claremont as that town with five liberal arts colleges and two graduate schools within its city limits. What you might not know is that it boasts a vibrant downtown, called Claremont Village, where more than 150 mom-and-pop restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and music venues create a relaxed atmosphere for all ages. If that weren't enticing enough, the Metrolink/Transit Center drops off passengers just a baseball toss away. The tab: A king bed at Casa 425 begins at $195.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1985
Ford and GM call in their lawyers and lobbyists to lubricate and massage out a relaxation of fuel economy standards. At the same time, designers and engineers at other car makers show that the technology exists to meet 1986 model requirements. I think someone just spat in my eye, and I bet I am not the only American consumer to remember this cynicism when buying my next car. VERN STOLEN Pasadena
OPINION
December 13, 2006
Re "City lite," Current, Dec. 10 Places like CityWalk, Third Street Promenade and Downtown Disney are certainly charming and safe, but the problem is they weren't created by us as a society but by retailers to get us to spend money. Unlike Europe's plentiful parks and plazas, whose sole purpose is relaxation and human interaction, these shopping meccas insidiously supplant the scarcity of American parks and plazas to cajole us into, as Virginia Postrel puts it, coming for the Wi-Fi but then buying "a sandwich and maybe a shirt or two" (not to mention having us and our youth inculcated with whatever new toy, game, gizmo, necktie or jewelry is coming out)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1990
So you're 11 years old and your dog ate your homework, your bike had a flat and you're having a crummy day in the classroom. It isn't easy being a child in the stressful '90s. Relax. That's the advice of teacher Betty Mehling at Lupin Hill Elementary School in the Las Virgenes School District. More than advice, it's part of the lesson plan. For Mehling, relaxin' is the fourth R. "Teaching children to relax is giving them the answer of how to deal with stress and tension," says Mehling.
REAL ESTATE
June 5, 1994 | STEVE ELLINGSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Glide into some well-deserved rest and relaxation on your patio, porch or lawn. There is little that helps relieve tension and stress after a long day like the gentle back-and-forth motion of a patio glider. Glider swings have long been a part of the American "relaxation" scene, and one sitting can take a person back to the days of big front porches and band concerts in the park. Measuring 51 inches long and built to last, this version is made from Douglas fir and plywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In body, they're at school, laid out like dominoes on the floor of the classroom at Lupin Hill School in Calabasas. But in their minds, the second-graders are miles--even worlds--away, scampering with the animals in a lush forest and then mentally outfitting a magic cabin with whatever amenities their 7-year-old brains can conjure up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
California air quality officials are again moving to relax tough rules to clean up aging diesel trucks that are among the state's worst remaining sources of air pollution. The changes being considered this week by the state Air Resources Board come in response to pressure from small trucking firms and owner-operators, required to install costly diesel particulate filters or upgrade to cleaner models for the first time this year, who have pleaded for more time to comply. "We're all struggling," said Allen Forsyth of Los Angeles, who operates a three-truck fleet that hauls local freight near LAX. "I used everything I had to buy a 2012 truck.
SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | By Shannon Ryan
John Calipari waited until he heard the question and quickly set the record straight when asked about his abilities as a recruiter. "Wait a minute. Wait a minute," the Kentucky coach said. "When I was at UMass, we had one McDonald's All-American, Donta Bright. When I was at Memphis, we may have had three over my years there. We weren't getting top-50 players at UMass. We were winning. We were a terrific team. I had to coach guys four years. " This is not the first time in this tournament, or over the years at Kentucky, that Calipari has pointed out he has built programs differently and won. But the Calipari everyone knows at Kentucky has become synonymous with one-and-done freshmen, five-star recruits who bolt to the NBA after one season.
TRAVEL
March 28, 2014 | By Ryan Ritchie
You might know Claremont as that town with five liberal arts colleges and two graduate schools within its city limits. What you might not know is that it boasts a vibrant downtown, called Claremont Village, where more than 150 mom-and-pop restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and music venues create a relaxed atmosphere for all ages. If that weren't enticing enough, the Metrolink/Transit Center drops off passengers just a baseball toss away. The tab: A king bed at Casa 425 begins at $195.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2014 | By Jill Cowan
The staggering backlog of applications for concealed weapons permits in Orange County has grown to almost 3,000 and some applicants said they've been told it may be years before their paperwork is fully processed. The flood of applications was triggered by a pro-gun appeals court ruling that relaxed the restrictions on who could carry weapons. Most counties in the state have opted to wait for a likely appeal, but Orange County has gone the other way - taking applications from those who claim they need to carry a weapon for their own protection or safety.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
Thanks to February storms, state officials are slightly easing drought restrictions on water deliveries, but the changes won't make a difference to most of the state. The prime beneficiaries will be Central Valley irrigation districts with the most senior water rights. Although last month's above average rainfall in Northern California improved the water supply picture somewhat, officials Tuesday continued to predict that the big state and federal water projects that help supply a majority of Californians will deliver little or no water to most agricultural and urban agencies this year.
TRAVEL
March 14, 2014 | By Irene Lechowitzky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Welcome to Borrego Springs, Calif., population 3,400, in the middle of nowhere (actually, about 150 miles southeast of L.A.). Throw away the smartphone; this is a place to unplug. This designated Dark Sky Community offers breathtaking views of the stars at night. The days aren't too shabby either, as my husband and I learned on a late February getaway. Be sure to stop at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center (200 Palm Canyon Drive; [760] 767-4205, http://www.parks.ca.gov/?
NEWS
March 22, 2009 | Karin Laub, Laub writes for the Associated Press.
Deeply conservative Gaza City isn't exactly fertile ground for New Age practices. But women in head scarves and men in suits flapped their arms with gusto while breathing in rhythm in what looked like a yogic chicken dance. The recent scene in a hotel ballroom broke several cultural taboos, such as not letting loose in public, particularly in mixed company. But the dozens of counselors and social workers, stressed and overworked since the recent Gaza Strip war, eagerly cast convention aside to learn about relaxation techniques.
NEWS
March 1, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -     Pharrell Williams was ahead of the trend with the now-infamous Vivienne Westwood mountie-style hat he wore to the Grammy Awards. On the runways this week in Paris, there have been hats galore, and we're not talking your run-of-the-mill headgear either.  At Gareth Pugh, dramatic white wide-brimmed hats were elongated at the crown, and at Lanvin, majorette caps came trimmed in feathers. Westwood even referenced herself, showing an even bigger version of Pharrell's lid at her runway show Saturday.
SPORTS
February 23, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX  - In each of the last eight years, Jamey Wright reported to spring training on a minor league contract. All eight times, he made a major league opening-day roster. Now, at 39, Wright has broken the cycle. The right-handed reliever has a guaranteed contract with the Dodgers. "Christmas miracle," Wright said. "Supply and demand, I guess. " The last time Wright was in camp with the Dodgers, in 2012, he had no guarantees he would make the team. He faced the possibility of having to decide whether to pitch in the minor leagues or re-enter the free-agent market.
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