Let’s take a step back and look at what we’ve been continuing to overcome, and what we can gain from our world being temporarily closed.What we can gain? It sounds crazy, I know. For many of us, so much of this still feels foreign and overwhelming, but I promise within this uncertainty, ther…
Q: It’s been so nice since beaches and businesses have reopened. Does this mean we’ve beaten the coronavirus?A: Nothing has changed with the coronavirus, it is still extremely contagious and can be transmitted person to person through various sized droplets or from surface to person.We were …
Two months ago, I could not have told you with any degree of confidence or specificity what the term “physical distancing” meant.
As May 15 looms with the anticipation of L.A.’s shelter-in-place order lifted, you can all but hear a collective sigh of relief from parents.
Another week has rolled around and we’re still stuck at home. Not too much to say on that topic for now. But when I caught sight of a dark blue sky thorough my window, I ventured outside. There’s plenty going on out there.We’ve had a banner spring, a mixture of sun and rain that’s unusual fo…
To be honest, it never occurred to me I would be president of the California News Publisher's Association, and without a journalism pedigree, writing a column seems ... weird. But my entire 21 years in the newspaper business has been bloody well full of unexpected turns.
During challenging times, it's natural to react in a way that ensures our safety and the safety of those we care most about in our lives.
This past year was my first living alone. Like many women my age, I'd gone from living with my family away to school and then away to college. I had roommates at both places. In college, there were six of us playing bridge and swapping stories far into the night.
Today I am starting a monthly column here in the PV News to convey to you that lives with people who have Alzheimer's or other cognitive impairments count.My column will provide hope, attempting to dispel notions of fear which are oftentimes associated with the disease; not only for them but…
So are you one of the people who’s standing in gruesomely long lines at Costco, buying water and toilet paper in case the coronavirus spreads? Or at least trying to buy them, since they seem to be as sold out as if a hurricane were hitting Florida.
If I had to list one of the most challenging skills parents have to teach their children, time management would definitely be at the top.
I was sitting at the computer a few weeks ago tweaking an article when I thought I saw a little black thousand-legger scurry off the left side of my desk.
I’ve lived in California for almost 49 years and just visited the Wheel of Fortune show at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City for the first time.
Progressives in California, more than elsewhere, forget the history and inspiration behind the founding of the United States. Our very system of government – with divided powers among the three branches of government – reflects an effort to ensure that political power never becomes consolida…
The culture wars took an odd turn this year. Rather than the annual assault on Starbucks for serving Pike’s Place in “Happy Holidays” cups instead of “Merry Christmas” containers, Peloton became this season’s corporate villain for airing a TV commercial featuring a rail-thin young woman in s…
Q: I always overdo it during the holidays, then I declare strict New Year’s resolutions which I’m lucky to stick to for two or three days. Any suggestions for sticking with a healthier lifestyle in 2020?
What would it take to bring the United States, the State of California, our town, friends and family out of the political doldrums?
A friend of mine, also the pastor of a local church, was ringing a bell for the Salvation Army, staffing a kettle outside a grocery store in his community.
Since I don’t have big limpid Bambi fawn eyes to turn on them, and I’m not as cute as a puppy, I’ve learned how to chat people up quickly so they’ll trust me. Seriously. I once had a guy in jail confess murder to me because I seemed so trustworthy. (I didn’t promise not to tell.)
The word advent, derived from the Latin adventus, means coming and calls to mind the Greek word parousia.
If you’re of an age when you can clearly remember World War II, you will have noticed the world is changing very fast these days.
On an elementary level, just out of curiosity, I decided to see what all the stink was about having a fair trade agreement with China.
There used to be a time, not too long ago, when my daughter would beg me to watch TV with her or just lay with her in bed.