March 21, 2013 |
CIF state basketball championships Friday at Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento Girls Division V: Chatsworth Sierra Canyon (23-9) vs. Los Altos Hills Pinewood (23-7), 10 a.m. - Sierra Canyon sophomores Kennedy Burke (6 feet 1) and Cheyanne Wallace (5 feet 10) scored 28 and 20 points, respectively, in the regional final. The Trailblazers are making their first state championship appearance. Pinewood is seeking its seventh state title. The pick: Sierra Canyon. Girls Division III: Mission Hills Alemany (31-5)
March 18, 2013 |
Listening in on the electrical currents of teenagers' brains during sleep, scientists have begun to hear the sound of growing maturity. It happens most intensively between the ages of 12 and 16 1/2: After years of frenzied fluctuation, the brain's electrical output during the deepest phase of sleep -- the delta, or slow-wave phase, when a child's brain is undergoing its most restorative rest -- becomes practically steady. That reduced fluctuation in electroencephalogram signals during delta-phase sleep appears to coincide with what neuroscientists have described as major architectural changes in the brain that pave the way for cognitive maturity.
March 1, 2013 |
Doctors know that being chronically sleep-deprived can be hazardous to your health. Night-shift workers, college crammers and all the rest of us who get less than our fair share of zzz's are more likely to be obese and to suffer cardiovascular woes than people who get a consistent, healthful eight hours. Now scientists have some new clues about how lack of sleep translates into disease. After subjecting 26 volunteers to seven nights of insufficient shut-eye followed by a marathon all-nighter, researchers detected changes in the way hundreds of genes were expressed in their bodies.
February 23, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - The words "free agency" had barely left a reporter's mouth before Jered Weaver shot back. "I don't give a . . . " Weaver said. "You can quote me on that. " Actually, you can't, at least not in a family newspaper. Weaver wanted no part of any of the questions - whether he enjoyed a winter without the hassles of free agency, whether he had any second thoughts about his decision to pass up free agency, whether he might have thought differently had he known the Dodgers would emerge from bankruptcy as baseball's biggest ATM. Weaver would have been a free agent last winter had he not signed a five-year, $85-million extension with the Angels in 2011.
February 21, 2013 |
Janice Steinberg's latest creation isn't technically her creation at all. Rather, the protagonist in her new novel, "The Tin Horse" (Random House: 352 pp., $26 hardcover), is the fully formed version of a marginal character plucked from Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep," a figure Steinberg had been preoccupied with for a while. An unnamed young woman who appears for a few brief pages in Chapter 5 of Chandler's famous noir - she's in a bookstore, reading a law book, when the detective Philip Marlowe wanders in and asks her about one of the other stores on the street.
February 1, 2013 |
Rage is Back A Novel Adam Mansbach Viking: 304 pp., $26.95 "I always had this sense that there was a great American graffiti novel waiting to be written," Adam Mansbach says. Best known as the author of the bestselling, foul-mouthed "children's book for adults" "Go the F - to Sleep," Mansbach has penned an ambitious new novel. "Rage is Back" is a loving homage to graffiti culture in New York City. Graffiti has been celebrated in art books and documentaries and canonized in recent shows like MOCA's "Art in the Streets" exhibition, but few long works of fiction exist.
January 21, 2013 |
It's no secret that poor sleep gets in the way of all kinds of good things in life. People who drive on too little sleep -- and there are a lot of us -- are more likely to be in accidents that result in injuries than people who've had enough rest. When we haven't slept well, we make lousy food choices and have trouble metabolizing our food . Staying up too late studying actually hurts high-schoolers' academic performance ...
January 20, 2013 |
NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia - It was a terrible thing to admit to myself, but my teenage daughters are a bit spoiled. My own youth involved riding public transportation, taking bug-infested hikes, sailing competitively in thunderstorms and sleeping on the ground. My children, I realized, would be adrift if asked to do any of these things. Summer was approaching, and I knew I had to do something. "We are," I informed them, "going to remotest Australia, and there we shall sleep on the ground and in tents.
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January 15, 2013 |
The family of a man killed by police in Santa Ana disputed the official chain of events leading to his shooting, saying the 39-year-old had fallen asleep in his parked car and was startled when officers began banging on his vehicle. The death of Binh Van Nguyen has stirred protests and rumors, fanned by coverage on Vietnamese radio and conversation at local coffeehouses. In a public outreach effort Monday, Santa Ana city leaders - including Mayor Miguel Pulido and interim Police Chief Carlos Rojas - held a town hall meeting to respond to the rumors and offer reassurance that the shooting is being investigated.
January 13, 2013
The Frank Gehry-designed Benson House - a Calabasas historic landmark - reflects the architect's "deconstructed village" style. One part of the residence contains the main living spaces, another has the sleeping quarters, and the two are connected by wood bridges and exterior corridors. The details Location: 23685 Clover Trails, Calabasas 91302 Asking price: $895,000 Year built: 1981 House size: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, 1,719 square feet Lot size: 15,116 square feet Features: Concrete floors, exposed rafters, dining area, fireplace, loft, laundry room, expansive windows, mountain and valley views.