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Room makeovers are easy, affordable when you use what you have

By Suzanne Sproul|

Cats finally get their day at CatCon in Pasadena

Last weekend I attended CatCon, the convention with cattiude. The pop culture event was held at the ...

By Julie Bank|

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  • Homelessness

    LA County strikes deal with cities to ‘streamline’ homeless services

    Hoping to place thousands of homeless people into affordable housing regionwide, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to partner with all cities across the county that step up and help in the effort. A motion introduced by supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl will allow county officials to fund supportive services to all 88 cities that provide rental vouchers, for example. The supportive services will be paid for by Measure H...

    Susan Abram
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  • Dining

    Sushi Enya dazzles in Old Pasadena, but be sure to follow the rules

    Before heading for Sushi Enya — the very impressive new dinner-only sushi bar on the eastern edge of Old Pasadena — you need to know the rules. They do not accept reservations. They do not offer takeout. They do not allow parties of more than six. They will seat you only once your whole party has arrived. If you give your name to the host, and then wander off down Colorado Boulevard, and your name is called, you have to start all over again. If you’re having the...

    Merrill Shindler
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  • Higher education

    Cal State LA awarded $16.6M grant to promote dental health

    LOS ANGELES >> Cal State Los Angeles was awarded a $16.6 million grant Monday from the California Department of Health Care Services to promote dental health among low-income children and young adults. The university was one of 15 recipients of Local Dental Pilot Project funding, which is part of the Medi-Cal 2020 Dental Transformation Initiative that aims to help those enrolled in Denti-Cal, which provides dental services under Medi-Cal to about 6 million children in...

    City News Service|

  • Entertainment

    Mini Monster and Poke Bar come to Universal CityWalk

    As part of its ongoing multimillion dollar renovation, Universal CityWalk has welcomed Mini Monster and Poke Bar, two new and very different casual dining destinations, to the neighborhood. The eateries join Universal CityWalk’s other new ventures including Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Ludo Lefebvre’s LudoBird and Dong Po Kitchen. Orange County-based Mini Monster is already Instagram famous. Its made-to-order desserts and creative drink concoctions quickly...

    Kelli Skye Fadroski
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  • Health care policy

    Anthem’s exit leaves thousands without health insurance choice in California

    For about 60,000 Covered California customers, choosing a health plan next year will be easier, and possibly more painful, than ever: There will be only one insurer left in their communities after Anthem Blue Cross of California pulls out of much of the state’s individual market. That means they could lose doctors they trust, or pay higher premiums. Anthem’s departure is also a blow for the Covered California exchange, which often has boasted that healthy...

    By Ana B. Ibarra California Healthline|

  • Women's health

    Often missing in the repeal-and-replace health care debate: The voices of women

    Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of health care. Not only do many depend on insurance coverage for maternity care and contraception, they are struck more often by such diseases as autoimmune conditions, osteoporosis, breast cancer and depression. They are more likely to be poor and depend on Medicaid — and to live longer and depend on Medicare. And it commonly falls to them to plan health care and coverage for the whole family. Yet in...

    By Anna Gorman and Jenny Gold California Healthline|

  • Drinking water quality

    Drinking lead: Why California may force all schools to test their water

    When a therapy dog refused to drink at a San Diego grade school, it was the first clue that something was wrong with the water. Tests revealed why the pup turned up its nose—the presence of polyvinyl chloride, the polymer in PVC pipes that degrade over time. But further analysis found something else that had gone undetected by the dog, the teachers and students of the San Diego Cooperative Charter School, and the school district: elevated levels of lead. Nor is this an...

    By Elizabeth Aguilera CALmatters|

  • Addiction and substance abuse

    Kicking heroin in California’s opioid ‘treatment desert’

    Heather Menzel squirmed in her seat, unable to sleep on the Greyhound bus as it rolled through the early morning darkness toward Bakersfield, in California’s Central Valley. She’d been trapped in transit for three miserable days, stewing in a horrific sickness only a heroin addict can understand. Again, and again, she stumbled down the aisle to the bathroom to vomit. She hadn’t used since Chicago. She told herself that if she could just get through this...

    By Brian Rinker California Healthline|

  • Health

    Number of dialysis patients in California surges

    The number of Californians who are getting care at dialysis centers has jumped in recent years — but not because kidney disease is more prevalent. The reason is that people are living longer with end-stage renal disease, said Anjay Rastogi, a professor of nephrology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. The number of new cases has generally leveled off in recent years, Rastogi said. “The same number of patients are being put on dialysis, but they stay on...

    By Pauline Bartolone California Healthline|

  • Painting

    Exclusive look: Here’s what curators hope to find out about ‘Blue Boy’

    SAN MARINO >> At first glance, there still is much vibrancy to “Blue Boy.” But take a closer look and one can see he’s starting to show his age. After all, he’s 247 years old. As part of a two-year conservation project for the famed 18th century work by British painter Thomas Gainsborough, the piece was removed from...

    Claudia Palma
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