| Jul 26, 2011
| 6:59 PM
The two cement steps leading to Mary Jane Cannon’s front door in the 1300 block of Fairview Avenue are no more than 18 inches high. With her folding aluminum ramp — she has been in a wheelchair since a car accident at the age of 16 —...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 3:14 PM
When 5-year-old Matthew Fernandez’s leukemia diagnosis because public in April, Michele Ramos knew she had to do more than just help the family with groceries.
“You cannot help but look your children in the eyes and wonder if this could have...
| Jul 10, 2010
WEST BURBANK — Marla Zack lost her mother, stepmother, aunt and several friends to breast cancer, but when she was diagnosed with the illness two years ago, she knew she was going to be different.
She was going to survive.
Now Zack, a 45-year-...
| May 17, 2010
When doctors 10 years ago diagnosed Mary Strauss with breast cancer, the retired bookkeeper was forced to confront a condition that for much of her life went unnamed.
"Growing up, we never talked about cancer," said Strauss, 76, of La Cañada. "It was the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:16 PM
The front desk at Roslin Art Gallery used to be where Seeroon Yeretzian would sketch fantastical drawings of peacocks, serpents and colorful flora that, with a mix of oils and gold foil, took on an illuminated, glow-in-the-dark quality.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Four cancer survivors were lauded for their strength in battling the disease during the Courage Awards luncheon earlier this month at the Brandview Connection.
The event was presented by the Glendale Adventist Medical Center's Dr. Norick Bogossian Cancer...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:49 PM
A gently used dress in the back of a closet could make a young woman’s evening special later this month as the Renal Support Network prepares for its 15th annual Renal Teen Prom for young kidney-disease survivors and their guests.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:46 PM
When Anna Djanbazian lost her brother after his battle with colon cancer, she grieved the only way that seemed natural to her — through dance.
“As soon as it happened, I felt I needed to do something,” she said.
It took Djanbazian, who...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:48 PM
FRESNO — A mosquito that can carry dengue and yellow fever has been found in California, prompting intense eradication efforts in the Central Valley and warnings from officials about how to keep the pest from spreading.
"It could change the way we...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:39 AM
A mosquito sample collected in Glendale tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first sign of the disease in the city this year.
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District confirmed Friday the infected mosquito sample was collected...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 3:19 PM
For 17-year-old Joslyn Castillo, nothing was quite as tasty as Nana's Salvadorian rice and bean dish and sweet fried plantains.
Nana, 65, spent hours in the kitchen, happily cooking meals for Joslyn and her family.
But six years ago, Nana's joy of...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Lori Hartwell didn't go to her senior prom.
Throughout her teenage years, the 46-year-old was on dialysis for chronic kidney disease. Diagnosed at 2 years old, she had two failed kidney transplants before she reached 20.
Fourteen years ago, a few...