Posted May. 18, 2013, 9:11 am
One thing is certain as California heads for a new health insurance era under the Affordable Health Care Act, better known as Obamacare: Almost all parts of the state will need more medical professionals to serve the additional 2 million to 4 million newly insured Californians.
Posted May. 13, 2013, 11:46 am
For some families, summers can arrive like songbirds on wings of relief and anticipation. June, July, and August can positively glow with the promise of play and relaxation for moms, dads and kids who have waited all year for warmer days without homework to arrive, along with visits from grandma and grandpa, friends and relatives.
Posted May. 11, 2013, 8:51 am
On a sunny California day in 1983, a woman loading bags into her car trunk in a supermarket parking lot was suddenly confronted by a gunman who forced her into the car, tied her up and drove her away.
Posted May. 9, 2013, 9:11 am
Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade is well known for its street musicians. Clare Means has been singing there since 2007. As a singer-songwriter, she has a developed a faithful following who respect her artistry.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:56 am
Did you know that one pound of fat equals a whopping 3500 calories?! By cutting just 500 calories each day, you can lose up to one pound a week to reach your goal weight.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:53 am
Rickets used to be a fairly common childhood disease due to vitamin-D deficiency and lack of sunlight exposure. It led to bone deformity, including bowed legs that are seen in some older people today.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:49 am
With each generation, medical breakthroughs have helped people live longer. But quality of life is one of the most important issues most people face today.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:46 am
Tax time has just passed. For many people, that’s a time to take stock of finances and to start planning for the future. That should include plans in case you or a family member needs long-term care. It’s a tough topic. But if you plan ahead, you’re more likely to get the kind of care you want. Here are some questions and answers to help you jump-start the process.
Posted May. 4, 2013, 9:02 am
California’s recovery has led the nation for months in producing new jobs, even though it hasn’t yet come close to replacing all those lost in the Great Recession of 2008-2011. Low natural gas prices have been one key element helping California along.
Posted May. 4, 2013, 8:56 am
The City has heard the uplifted voices of exercise instructors and, for now, agreed to try and find harmony between what public spaces should be and a desire on the part of fitness trainers to use Santa Monica parks to – I’m sorry everybody – conduct business.
Posted May. 4, 2013, 8:51 am
When it comes to setting education funding policies for California, preconceived notions have long held at least as much sway as actual reality.
Posted Apr. 28, 2013, 8:21 am
Spring is here, bringing with it flowering plants – and allergies. If you are one of the 50 million Americans itching for allergy relief this season, you are not alone! With a variety of natural remedies available, you may want to skip the pharmacy and look to Mother Nature instead.
Posted Apr. 27, 2013, 8:56 am
Last fall’s overwhelming, more than 3-1 Latino vote for President Obama has at last gotten leading Republican politicians to realize they can’t permanently treat all 11 million undocumented immigrants like criminals.
Posted Apr. 27, 2013, 8:53 am
David Bryan, the Head of School at New Roads School in Santa Monica, has spent most of his life in the classroom.
Posted Apr. 20, 2013, 10:22 am
The operators of both the San Onofre Nuclear Power Station and the nuclear waste reservation at Hanford, Wash., could not be doing better if they actually wanted to promote a new prospective ballot initiative aimed at keeping San Onofre offline and also shutting down Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s Diablo Canyon power plant.
Posted Apr. 20, 2013, 10:20 am
We were driving back home to Santa Monica after sunset from a weekend in the desert. We don’t usually make that journey after dark, so maybe we were due for a few new experiences. At a certain point outside Ontario, the 10 Freeway dipped under a bridge and became an array of orange cones and various signage; the configuration that one encounters during “road work.”
Posted Apr. 20, 2013, 10:16 am
Like flowers blooming in the spring, Republican candidates for governor have begun to pop up during the last few weeks.
Posted Apr. 14, 2013, 8:59 am
May is designated “National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month” to highlight the importance of maintaining strong, healthy bones. But any month is a good time to think about bone health and osteoporosis.
Posted Apr. 14, 2013, 8:56 am
Gardening has long been known as a great way to get outdoors and enjoy fresh air and sunshine. And gardening has hidden benefits that can boost your overall health including better brain health.
Posted Apr. 13, 2013, 8:19 am
There has been some dispute over whether the labor shortages California farmers reported over the last few years are real. It turns out they are very real, but that doesn’t quiet the skeptics.
Posted Apr. 7, 2013, 9:11 am
Low energy really puts a drag on your day – and your longevity plans! Energy normally fluctuates according to daily rhythms, which can vary from person to person, but in general we have more energy in the morning and wind down toward the evening.
Posted Apr. 7, 2013, 9:01 am
Have you ever wondered how some people manage to be in a good mood all the time? What is it that they know that you don’t about seeing the glass as “half full” instead of “half empty?”
Posted Apr. 6, 2013, 9:11 am
Compassion is required. When you recognize that your loved one is struggling to keep up with you because you possess the higher energy or speed.
Posted Apr. 6, 2013, 9:02 am
I think Americans are unfairly and even wrongly apathetic about whether or not the U.S. Postal Service survives into the 21st century. Waiting in line at any of the three Santa Monica branches I frequent (5th and Arizona, 1217 Wilshire, 2720 Neilson Way) one is tempted to point at trends and conclude that the day of the mailed letter, the brown paper-wrapped box from Grandma for your birthday, the card with $5 in it for your high school graduation… all of that is vanishing Americana.
Posted Apr. 6, 2013, 8:58 am
Starting with the day in January 1848 when gold flakes and nuggets first turned up at Sutter’s Mill northeast of Sacramento, California has seen plenty of economic miracles, each focused in a different part of the state.