November 30, 2012
LACMA body set to quit Diana Gutman, chairwoman of the Art Museum Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, reports that her 40-member board has voted unanimously to stop volunteering at the museum next year because of its plans to nearly triple council members' fees. As the museum announced this week, members who once paid a minimum of $400 to participate on various councils (or $450 for this particular council) will be required to pay $1,000 plus a $250 membership fee starting next June.
November 29, 2012 |
Diana Gutman, chairwoman of the Art Museum Council at LACMA, says the group's 40-member board has voted unanimously to stop volunteering at the museum next year because of its plans to triple council members' fees . As the museum announced this week, members who once paid a minimum of $400 to participate on various councils (or $450 for this particular council) will be required to pay $1,000 plus a $250-level membership starting next June. The Art Museum Council, which has some 200 members, is one of 10 such museum support groups -- the only one raising money for museum acquisitions and exhibitions across the board and not for a specific department.
November 22, 2012 |
Each day at 5 a.m., Denise Peace rises and begins the task of waking and feeding five grandchildren, ages 2 to 17, and shepherding them out the door of her cramped but miraculously neat apartment in Brooklyn. The 5-year-old needs to be on his school bus by 6:26. The eldest has to catch a 7 a.m. train. The 4-year-old must be walked to school in time for the 8:10 bell. The 2-year-old plays while Peace prepares the 3-year-old for day care. In the early afternoon, she reverses the drill, fetching children from bus stops and schools and getting them home for dinner, baths and bed. Peace collapses about 9 p.m. "Then I just start all over again," the 56-year-old said of the moment when her alarm sounds the next morning.
October 3, 2011 |
I recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from my breast and will soon be starting chemotherapy. I was surprised by the amount of medication I was told to take before I begin chemo, including anti-nausea and allergy medications. I'm wondering if this is common. How are patients typically prepared for chemo treatment? Anti-nausea and anti-allergy medications are routinely given to breast cancer patients preparing for chemotherapy, says Dr. Christy A. Russell, co-director of the breast center at USC Norris Cancer Hospital and past president of the California division of the American Cancer Society.
July 6, 2011 |
Breaking with a long-standing unwritten policy, President Obama announced Wednesday that he would send condolence letters to families of military service members who commit suicide or die of an accident in a combat zone. "This issue is emotional, painful and complicated, but these Americans served our nation bravely," Obama said of the suicide deaths in a statement. "They didn't die because they are weak. And the fact that they didn't get the help they needed must change. " The White House said the decision to alter the long-standing practice of honoring only combat deaths came after "a difficult and exhaustive review of the former policy.
June 16, 2011 |
Dr. Modest: OK, everyone. Over-exposers Anonymous will come to order. It's good to see some of you sticking with your program. I see Sarah P. and LeBron J. holding steady. I admired that because I know you don't like to be here. And I'm hoping tonight we might hear from our newest member, Anthony W. We all know what it's like to be over-exposed in the media. We're here to learn how to keep it real by keeping it sealed. Taking a break from your mouth, your Twitter, your blog, your Tumblr page.