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July 12, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Citing evidence of doctor shortages, treatment delays and "denial of basic necessities, including clean underwear," a federal judge on Thursday ordered an in-depth probe of conditions at prison-based mental health facilities run by the California Department of State Hospitals. U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton has been overseeing mandated improvements of care for mentally ill prisoners throughout California, treatment that the courts 18 years ago deemed so substandard as to be unconstitutional.
June 15, 2013 |
This year marks the 100th birthday of the T-shirt. Maybe. It's clear the simple little garment has been around for many, many years and rose in popularity just as fashion was losing some of its starch. But no one knows exactly when the T-shirt as we know it was born. What we do know is that in 1913, the U.S. Navy brought tees into public consciousness in a big way when it ordered a "light undershirt" for sailors to wear beneath their uniforms. Americans were likely taking their cue from European soldiers who had begun sporting lightweight cotton undergarments. But online T-shirt maker CustomInk, for one, has seized on the Navy's 1913 endorsement of the garment to trumpet the T-shirt's century mark, as well as round up its own list of iconic T-shirts through the ages.
June 1, 2013 |
If you are traveling alone, find a restaurant where you can eat at the bar. You can talk to the other people and to the bartender. Better than reading at a table by yourself. Kathleen Milnes Pacific Palisades Always carry an extra pair of socks and underwear in your carry-on bag. That way, you're somewhat prepared if the airline loses your luggage. Bridget Regea North Hollywood Whether it is for domestic or international travel, carry an extension cord. This helps if you have multiple devices that need charging and means you have to access that inconvenient wall outlet only once instead of over and over.
April 26, 2013 |
Oh, Gwyneth Paltrow, even being humiliated looks good on you! Paltrow got down with some girl talk on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Friday when the host brought up the dramatic, see-through dress the "Iron Man 3" star rocked at the Hollywood premiere Wednesday night. You know the one . It was sheer down the sides from waist to toes? Ellen tried to be genteel about it, but Gwyneth was more direct. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities "I think there's questions here," said the host, "and the question to me is ... " "Why is her [booty]
January 11, 2013 |
H&M released some stills from filmmaker Guy Ritchie's new ad campaign for David Beckham Bodywear. The tongue-in-cheek ads cast Beckham as an action hero, being chased through Beverly Hills, wearing briefs and, strangely, bedroom slippers. “David is the perfect leading man,” Ritchie said in materials sent around to the media on Thursday. “For me, this felt like more than a campaign - it was like directing a short film.” The ad campaign begins Feb. 6. Aerie, American Eagle's underwear line, has named "Girls" costume designer Jenn Rogien as its style and fit expert.
December 12, 2012 |
Should actresses wear underwear? Admittedly, this is not exactly in my ballpark as an opinionater. I usually deal with weightier fare, such as Earth's near-miss encounter with an asteroid this week. I've also been paying attention to the Lakers' near-miss encounters with the rims Tuesday night in Cleveland, and the Dodgers' near-miss encounter with fiscal sanity lately in spending like drunken sailors on pitchers. But, because my middle name is eclectic (You think that's funny?