October 19, 2011
Roughly a week after Business Life magazine publisher John Krikorian collapsed at an awards ceremony of an apparent heart attack, he is now breathing on his own, his son and Glendale school board member Greg Krikorian said. Midway through accepting an award at the annual Fire Department awards ceremony, John Krikorian lost consciousness and collapsed as Glendale firefighter-paramedics rushed in to catch him. They performed emergency CPR as he was rushed to Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
October 26, 2007
Students in Glendale Unified School District have been on a restricted outdoor schedule since Tuesday due to the smoke filled skies from the recent fires. On Tuesday the Santa Ana winds shifted and blew the smoke over the Crescenta Valley, turning the sky an odd yellowish color. The South Coast Air Quality Management Department advised everyone, but especially those with pulmonary and heart disease, senior citizens and children, to stay indoors. Schools used their rainy day plans for students during physical education classes.
April 8, 2010
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve heard a lot of fighting over health care in the U.S. While all that was taking place, I was in a battle for my own health. Since coming down with the H1N1 flu on Halloween, I’ve had an almost continuous bout of chest congestion and difficulty breathing. Initially I went to a nurse practitioner, who prescribed an antibiotic that didn’t take care of the problem, so she gave me a more powerful one. I felt better for a couple of weeks, but then it all came back stronger than ever, and by Christmas I was again very sick.
March 29, 2013
Marie liked her middle name best so that is what she always went by. She was born in Los Angeles, California and graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School at the age of 18 and went to Pasadena City College for two years. After that she went to work for a thermostat/controls company and stayed there for approximately a year or two and then she started working for a wonderful couple in a law office. She had definitely found her niche there as she remained in law offices for the rest of her working career (over 50 years)
March 9, 2009
SOUTH GLENDALE — Keith Lee tapped his partner’s shoulder, said “Are your OK? Call 911,” and for 10 seconds, he listened for breathing. Lee didn’t hear breathing, so he pretended to give two breaths and carefully rolled his partner over to one side to ensure he did not choke on vomit or saliva and die. Lee, a Pasadena resident, was one of 150 people during a morning session in which he and others conducted the adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation technique as part of the American Red Cross Glendale and Crescenta Valley Chapter’s annual Super CPR Saturday.
December 17, 2005
Glendale resident Laura Michael helped deliver a baby on the side of Brand Boulevard.NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Of all the things Laura Michael thought she would do in her life, helping deliver a baby in the middle of the street was not one of them. "I would have never thought of being in a situation like that," the 21-year-old Glendale resident said. And yet Michael found herself doing just that a couple weeks ago. She was driving home from her boyfriend's Arcadia home at about 11 p.m. on Dec. 4. she exited the freeway at Brand Boulevard, as she usually did, but this time her drive was interrupted.
May 30, 2007
Alice Shinmoto knows the benefits of exercise. Every week, she does tai chi, and she's not alone when it comes to the ancient Chinese martial art. The Glendale resident teaches tai chi to seniors at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center twice a week. Her class meets outdoors underneath the shade of the trees. Shinmoto, 63, encourages seniors to do tai chi so they can maintain their health and meet new people at the same time, she said. She starts her class with a warm-up and spends about one hour emphasizing breathing techniques and low-impact movements, both of which are at the core of tai chi, she added.
December 29, 2006
Slow, relaxed movements of tai-chi will be taught at Descanso Gardens during a 10-session winter class that will meet 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 16, through March 20. The program includes deep breathing techniques to regulate and balance the body, mind and breath to circulate and strengthen one's chi (energy). Instructor Laura Gloucester says that, for the practitioner, the program helps bring health to the body's internal systems, organs, muscles and joints, and also helps release stress and create a state of well being.
August 28, 2007
BURBANK — A 16-year-old gave birth to twin boys Monday afternoon on the freeway, with the help of Burbank and Glendale firefighters. The mother was traveling north on the Golden State (5) Freeway near Walnut Avenue when she went into labor, Burbank Fire Capt. Ron Bell said. Though she reportedly went into labor at 11 a.m., the mother did not call 911 until her water broke at 1:23 p.m., Burbank paramedic Scott Owens said. When firefighters arrived, they found the mother — whose name, city of residence and destination were not released — lying in the passenger seat of her car, the first baby resting on her stomach, bundled in a sweatshirt with the umbilical chord still attached.
August 26, 2005
Jeffrey Briar may prove the old maxim that laughter is the best medicine. Briar has started the Laguna Laughter Club, a group that gathers several mornings a week at the Heisler Park gazebo to practice intentional laughter, a yoga exercise to relieve stress. Fourteen people ranging from ages 17 to 80-plus gathered at the gazebo at 7 a.m. last week to work out their laughter muscles. Briar, a Laguna local, has studied and taught yoga since he was 18. He recently became interested in the art of laughter yoga, and wanted to introduce it to Laguna Beach.