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  • Small Wonders: Life and the Crayon box

    With so much wrong in the world today — the Dodgers' disintegration and Arnold's improprieties, Weiner's lewd tweets and Sarah's revisionist history — I've been looking for something uplifting to read to take my mind off the dark and...
  • Faith and Life: The unhealthy view of sex

    Our society and media have done a great deal to taint and perversely hardwire our brains for an unhealthy view of sex. In treating men and women in my practice who struggle with sex addiction or pornography — or who are simply are still stuck with...
  • Balancing act

    Balancing act
    Sitting upon an inflatable plastic pillow on her chair, 76-year-old Lyn Joyce picked up a 4-pound medicine ball and lifted it across her body as if she were swinging a golf club. "You really have to fight for your balance," the La Crescenta resident...
  • Doctors supplement income via drug companies

    A cardiologist, endocrinologist, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner and allergist. These five medical professionals in Burbank and Glendale may have different specialties, but they have one source of income in common — drug companies. Since 2009, 33...
  • In Theory: Should we be allowed to choose to die?

    Q. British author Sir Terry Pratchett recently presented a BBC documentary called “Choosing To Die,” about assisted suicide. Pratchett, the bestselling author of the “Discworld” series of fantasy novels, was diagnosed with...
  • Volunteer receives national honor

    For his volunteer service, James Lui, an IT administrator for ARAMARK Uniform Services in Burbank, recently received a Gold Jefferson Award for Public Service — one of the nation’s top honors for community service and volunteerism. As a board...
  • Seeing Stars: Stepping in to the Burbank YMCA

    Seeing Stars: Stepping in to the Burbank YMCA
    "Oh, it's been a really long time since you've done a step class." my muscles screamed to me loud and clear after an intense hour at the Burbank YMCA. I was seeing stars for sure. The next day it was quite the struggle to walk up any stairs but two days...
  • Seeing Stars: Love Burbank, but party of the century?

    Seeing Stars: Love Burbank, but party of the century?
    I thought it was just me but then I heard several women in my step class at the YMCA talking about the "Party Of The Century," for the Burbank centennial celebration and expressing their disappointment. One woman said it was boring, and that there were...
  • 818 Hot Tips: Aaron Nigel Trio, colorectal cancer and 'Women Painters West'

    The Aaron Nigel Trio performs at 5:30 p.m. at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Caņada Flintridge. The show with reggae-inspired tunes for families is free with general admission which is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and $3 for...
  • Seeing Stars: She stayed and now she's gone for good

    Seeing Stars: She stayed and now she's gone for good
    I read a story in the Leader about the first murder in Burbank since 2009. A 70-year-old man beat his 64-year-old wife to death in Burbank, just a few miles away from me and the whole thing has left me with many questions about the victim, Marie Brancato....
  • Seeing Stars: There's a moose on the loose!

    Seeing Stars: There's a moose on the loose!
    Dina Morrone invited me to come see her new play, "Moose On The Loose," in Hollywood to write about it for Beverly Hills Times Magazine, one of my many freelance jobs, but it was so good, I'm writing about here too. Morrone wrote and performed in the...
  • Seeing Stars: Music programs are changing the tune for students

    Seeing Stars: Music programs are changing the tune for students
    Some of my favorite stories as a freelance reporter are those about how music and arts programs make a positive difference in young students' lives. The idea that we wouldn't balance music and art with academics in education is sinful to me. There are...