In Other News

Longtime Alhambra restaurant Twohey’s celebrates its 75th anniversary

By Christopher Yee|

Beware: Buying a dog just might be supporting a puppy mill

The other night my family and I came across the movie “Legally Blonde 2” on TV. In the movie, the main character was working toward a bill that would protect animals. While we all laughed at Reese Witherspoon’s antics, we got to s...

By Julie Bank|

MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Health care reform

    LA County would be ‘ground zero’ for lost health care if Senate bill passes, leaders say

    With one in 20 of the nation’s Medicaid recipients living in Los Angeles County, local leaders warned Tuesday that the region could become ground zero for loss of medical care if the Senate health care bill passes. In a news conference outside the downtown Los Angeles Hall of Administration, where health care providers, union members and residents held...

    Susan Abram
    |

  • Entertainment

    Classic breakfast and burger joint lives up to its name: The Original Tops

    The slogan at The Original Tops is “Not Just an Institution, But a Dining Tradition Since 1952.” And if you show up for, say, lunch on a Sunday, you’ll understand how true that is. About lunchtime, a line of cars snakes out of the parking lot, and families and friends are backed up at the counter, waiting to place their orders for food that’s a trip back down a culinary memory lane. Not that The Original Tops is as retro as, say, Philippe the Original...

    Merrill Shindler
    |

  • Art museums

    6 things to know about ‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas’ new LA museum

    In a day that will be long remembered, a museum once far, far away, became part of the Los Angeles universe on Tuesday. Here’s what the city is getting, now that the L.A. City Council has approved “Star Wars” creator George Lucas’

    |

  • Art museums

    The California African America Museum unveils two new shows about race films of the early 20th century

    The California African American Museum is unveiling a pair of shows that explore a little-known genre of cinema — race films of the silent era. These shows, “Center Stage: African American Women in Silent Race Films,” beginning Wednesday, and “Gary Simmons:...

    Sandra Barrera
    |

  • Public health

    Here’s what West Nile Virus does to your body

    WEST COVINA >> Every day is different for Ken Mikkelson. One morning, the West Covina resident wakes up feeling great and full of energy. The next, he wakes up drenched in sweat, his head throbbing and his body aching all over. The cause of his suffering is West Nile virus. Although Mikkelson, 62, contracted the virus from a mosquito bite in August, 10 months later he still experiences symptoms. “I just don’t feel like moving, you know,” said...

    Stephanie K. Baer
    |

  • State governments

    California the over-regulator? Not for addiction treatment

    When it comes to drug and alcohol rehab centers, California channels its inner Texas: few burdens on business and as free-market as possible. That stands in sharp contrast to New York, Massachusetts and a dozen other states, where would-be rehab operators must prove there’s a local demand for their services and obtain a “certificate of need” before snipping opening-day ribbons and scaling those legendary 12 steps. The lack of such a system is a key reason why...

    By Teri Sforza tsforza@scng.com @terisforza on Twitter|

  • Women's health

    Asian-American women can face delays after worrisome mammograms

    Three years ago, Thu Hong Tran’s mammogram showed dense and discolored areas that worried her doctor, who suggested doing a second test. “My family said, ‘to be safe, let’s go to the hospital and get it checked one more time,”’ said Tran, 72, speaking in Vietnamese. A biopsy revealed that Tran had breast cancer. Doctors detected it early, and it was still a small tumor, Tran recounted. Throughout her treatment, Tran said, her...

    By Ngoc Nguyen California Healthline|

  • Health

    Clinic error leaves pregnant woman in the dark about Zika risk

    Hospital officials have apologized after failing for months to inform a pregnant woman she was likely infected with the Zika virus that can cause devastating birth defects. Andrea Pardo, 33, of Issaquah, Wash., was tested for the virus in October, after becoming pregnant while living in Mexico. The results were ready by December, but Pardo wasn’t notified until April — 37 weeks into her pregnancy, just before she delivered her daughter, Noemi. So far, the baby...

    By JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News|

  • Seniors

    Successful Aging: More on the legacy of a house

    Last week, N.S. asked about steps to consider in getting her late mother’s home ready to go on the market for sale. Our previous column addressed the emotional challenge and the process of letting go of the content in her mother’s home. This week we’ll address logistics. Initial steps Determine who has keys to your mother’s home: That might be family members, delivery people, housesitters and more. If there are several, you might consider...

    |

  • Lifestyle

    Senior Moments: A zest for life stands test of time

    Marian has always loved seeing celebrities. On the Saturday night before she flew home to England, we were at the Pasadena Pops, and she was thrilled about the chance to see Liza Minnelli. We were picnicking on lawn chairs, giggling like we used to when, as young women, we lived in furnished adjacent apartments over the old Press Box restaurant in New York City. She was always hoping to run into celebrities who frequented it. Marian, who worked at ABC Television then,...

    By Patricia Bunin|

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune: BLOGS