Last year has been called the most destructive wildfire season in the history of California, where dry, hot, windy conditions have produced fires of varying severity. Locally, the story is no different.
Q: A lot of my friends are becoming vegetarians because they object to animal cruelty, have concerns about the negative effects of livestock on the environment, or for the health benefits. What are the health risks and benefits of adopting a vegetarian diet?
Instead of flying, travel between Europe's major city centers—from London to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam—via train. It takes you under the English Channel, the so-called Chunnel, in comfort and ease.
Out of nearly 250 flight attendants who flew around the same time as me in the 1980s for Flying Tiger Lines, approximately 170 keep track of each other on a private website. We maintain decades-old friendships sharing old photos, and reminisce about being young, healthy and carefree at a tim…
Q: I have developed intermittent severe stabbing pains on the right side of my face. The pain is excruciating even though it only lasts for a few seconds to a minute.
Too big for the office, too out of place in the living room and way too babyish for her bedroom, the card table covered with all her Lego structures has stood in the corner of my bedroom for several years now.
I first heard about a little book called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” about five years ago when a friend told me about her new strategy for organizing and cleaning out her house.
It’s safe to say not too many people from the Palos Verdes Peninsula get to attend the White House Employee Christmas Party in Washington D.C., nor do they get to experience viewing the most decorated home in America.
Every year an insurance company with whom I have business would send me an ugly calendar. Each of those years, my daughter-in-law gave me a pretty one ... maybe hummingbirds or flowers.
Since I’ve never, ever kept a New Year’s resolution, I decided to ask some of my best friends and family to make a few for me.
I’ve never understood why so many women subject themselves to scalpels and skin peels, toxic injections and sutures, all in the vain attempt to look younger.
Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., the man who designed Old Torrance and parts of Palos Verdes Estates, also published a landmark treatise on California urban planning, “A Major Traffic Street Plan for Los Angeles,” in May 1924.
Q: I am worried about my blood pressure because it’s been a little high ever since my family arrived for the holidays. Some of my relatives are really annoying, and we’ve all been eating and drinking too much all week. I have forgotten my blood pressure pills a couple times. Is it a big deal…
I was sorting through a stack of long-forgotten childhood books when I came across a copy of “Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day.” The Encyclopedia Brown series had been one of my favorites as a child but now I looked at the book in horror.
As associate pastor at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, sometimes I am a preacher of sermons and often I am a listener to sermons.
My grandmother grew up in Geneva New York, a town with very cold winters. She spoke of breaking the ice on their washbasin water on frosty January mornings. She also said all the girls in the family got chilblains which I had to look up in the dictionary. Found chilblains to be a “painful it…
This is a feel good story, but it starts with a canceled lunch. My college friend was going to have driver bring her down here from Larchmont. The driver canceled and I didn’t have the gumption to drive up the dreaded 405 to Los Angeles.
As I sit behind my computer with Ed Sheeran’s tunes playing softly in the background, my husband is en route to the L.A. Forum with a car full of 13-year-old girls singing, screaming and doing whatever else BFFs do when they can barely contain their excitement for the long-awaited KIIS FM Ji…
Over the past 13 years, I've been part of several parenting trends. Helicopter mom? Check. Overindulgent birthday party-thrower? Guilty. And yes, since we’re being honest here, I’ve probably let my daughter sleep in my bed more times than I should have.