October 5, 1993 |
For decades, doctors and the cosmetics industry have encouraged sunbathers and swimmers to use sunscreens to prevent skin cancer. The warnings have been heeded, enough to push sales of sunscreens (sunblocks) and tanning products to a $650 million a year. Nonetheless, the incidence of skin cancer has grown at an alarming rate. An estimated 700,000 Americans will develop skin cancer this year, many in the 20-40 age bracket that was once largely free of the disease.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2008 |
Dozens of new state laws take effect today that could make things tougher for gang members, smokers and kangaroos while providing new protections for nursing home residents, shoppers and misbehaving celebrities. In addition, California workers who earn the minimum wage will get a raise from $7.50 to $8 per hour starting today, tying California with Massachusetts for the highest state minimum wage in the nation. That change, affecting 1.
August 18, 2005 |
IN the dog days of summer, everything seems to slow. When the temperature's high, motivation is lackluster and so are many of our major entertainment options. Most of the blockbuster movies have opened, the big concerts have swung through town, museums have unveiled their major exhibits. Whatever beach reads we'd stocked for the season are dwindling to their last pages. Yet one activity continues unabated throughout Southern California: pursuing the perfect tan.