January 10, 2011 |
My son is 12 years old, and he's going through a lot of changes in his life, most of which he'd rather not see published in this column. However, there is one change I have permission to relay: He's started lifting weights under my supervision. I can already hear the protestations of physicians and parents. "Blasphemy!" they cry. "It's not safe!" Many of them believe that weight training should wait until the end of puberty because it can cause serious, growth-stunting injury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1998
Accidents happen, but sometimes they can be prevented. It's difficult to measure how much an ounce of prevention is worth, but knowing some basic safety tips can prove valuable. To learn more about safety, use the direct links on The Times Launch Point Web site: http://www.latimes.com/launchpoint/ Here are the best sites for getting your schoolwork done or for just having fun.
September 9, 2010
Despite the recent massive recalls of eggs due to salmonella contamination, frittatas are thought to be safe because the eggs are thoroughly cooked. To be even safer, avoid eggs that were packed by the involved farms; they may be sold under a range of labels including: Lucerne, Albertson's, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Keep eggs refrigerated. Don't use any eggs coming from cracked shells. And of course, keep all work surfaces clean and wash your hands thoroughly after using raw eggs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2012
In his new spending plan, Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed further cuts in state health and social programs. Some examples: $946.2 million from welfare $842.3 million from Medi-Cal $446.9 million from child care $163.8 million from in-home health aid Source: California Department of Finance
September 2, 2012
Re "Fines would rise for phone misuse," Aug. 29 In addition to raising the fines for using cellphones while driving, it should be mandatory for all who are cited to see photos of actual accidents that were caused by drivers who were using cellphones. As a former casualty adjuster I can verify that seeing the results of distracted driving have the intended response. I never use a cellphone while driving. It's too scary to think I could be responsible for such loss. Susan Little Cerritos The Times' article on fines for cellphone violations was incomplete, since it failed to note that every fine in California is increased by mandatory assessments.
January 18, 2013
Re "USC curbs access to help safety," Jan. 16 Your article came across as highly critical of USC's decision to close the campus to outsiders from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., as it is an apparent inconvenience to the public wishing to transgress its borders at will. The university sits on private property and has a right to control access. It further has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for its students, faculty and staff. If the surrounding community is threatening, local leaders should clean up the neighborhood so that it would not be necessary to shut out nearby residents.