| 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...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 5:12 PM
If Teri Hatcher could snag a few items from her own celebrity yard sale, they would include a cashmere sweater from Ellen DeGeneres' closet and a pair of "really sexy" high heels from "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen.
"Hollywood is definitely a generous...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 3:13 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2010
Cancer patients and survivors find respite from treatment and build friendships with those facing similar trials in a program offered at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
Weekly dancing, yoga, knitting, jewelry-making and journaling classes along...
| Aug 28, 2010
Everything about the new Deluca's Deli in the Americana says "Italia." Strains of its lyrical language are bandied about over glass deli cases, products from Tuscany and Umbria scale its industrial metal shelving, and food offerings, like porchetta and...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 10:12 PM
They might have lived through World War II and Neil Armstrong's moon landing, but don't expect age to put a damper in their step. For many seniors who have become part of a growing dance movement, the cha-cha, waltz or rumba is a way of life.
| Jun 22, 2011
| 1:34 PM
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...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 6:01 PM
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...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 1:52 AM
"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...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 5:00 PM
Women from the Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena were recognized for displaying courage, strength and determination on the job and with local organizations during the Women Extraordinaire: Celebrating 20th Anniversary on Wednesday night at the Hilton...
| Jul 10, 2010
"When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better."
— Maya Angelou
According to the American Cancer...