November 30, 2011
The Glendale Galleria - a retail powerhouse whose 1970s-era all-brick façade has been criticized as being overtly drab - plans to undergo a major overhaul in the next two years, including a revamped entrance plaza featuring 11-foot-high letters jutting out of a pool. The project, approved by the City Council on Tuesday, will ditch the mega-mall's windowless, brick exterior, which was typical of shopping malls built in the 1970s, but has become increasingly dated with the rise of the glitzy Americana at Brand and a more mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented downtown.
August 15, 2011
A La Crescenta Elementary School student who has suffered a lifetime of enigmatic health problems has finally started to get some answers following extensive testing at a federal research center. Reece LoCicero, 5, has been diagnosed with cutaneous mastocytosis, a reactive skin disease that typically improves as a patient ages, said Gretchen Golas, a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. That the disease appears to be confined to his skin, and not throughout his body, should bring some hope, she added.
October 22, 2010
Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber's “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a For the Record specifying the details will be appended to the piece. There is a memorable character from the movie "Teachers," Mr. Ditto, who reminds me of a few teachers I had in school and, I must add, a few I have known over the years as colleagues.
November 24, 2009
Glendale Memorial Hospital was the place to be for a free lunch and the latest information on common diseases of middle age Nov. 17. The hospital auditorium was overflowing with sandwiches, pasta salad, cookies, beverages, doctors-in-the-know and valuable medical information. There was even a free opportunity drawing thrown in to boot. Paula Devine , chairwoman of the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women, welcomed some 40 men and women who wanted to know more about the topic: “Aspects of Melanoma and Skin Cancer.
July 5, 2009
Maya Paley wanted a refreshed look, so she went to We Laser Skin and Body Care Inc. At the North Hollywood beauty shop on April 12, 2008, she requested an intense pulsed light photo facial, which is used to treat various skin conditions and remove unsightly marks. But the treatment reportedly left some marks of its own. Paley suffered second-degree burns to her forehead and cheeks, which she claimed left permanent scars. The beauty shop?s staff allegedly told her to put ice on the burns, but it had an adverse effect and made her injuries worse.
July 3, 2009
Part 4 Fashion trends constantly change and evolve. As I have mentioned, ?fashion mannequins,? those who choose all of the trends as their own styles, often lose themselves in attempting self-expressions. Know thyself, and express your uniqueness. Choose what is in fashion that works for your body proportions and personality: ?Full pleats in skirts/dresses: good for slim hips and thighs. ?Sleeveless dresses: slim, fair arms; mostly for women under 40 years of age. ?
December 24, 2008
Taemi Lopez is a picture of tranquillity these days, instilled with a new sense of hope that her burned skin will continue to replenish itself after third-degree burns scalded the right side of her face. Two years ago, however, Lopez’s situation was vastly different as the Glendale resident contemplated suicide after a disastrous cooking incident left her body badly burned. On the afternoon of Dec. 25, 2006, Lopez was preparing for a holiday party by cooking dumplings seeped in a pan of scalding hot oil. She left the kitchen to snap a photo with her new husband, Eddie Lopez, in front of the couple’s first shared Christmas tree.
November 28, 2008
Part 2 Picking up where we left off — weight does not determine your size, shape or health. Though it may be a contributing factor, a more accurate gauge of health and wellness is how you feel. Sometimes, heavier is better. Here are a few things that can add pounds and may enhance your health at the same time. Dense bones weigh more and are more resistant to injury and osteoporosis. Hydration keeps your many systems running — body fluids circulate throughout your body: in the colon, intestines, joints and stomach.
November 17, 2008
Cosmetic store to celebrate milestone Ziba Beauty, which specializes in hair removal and skin decorations, will celebrate its first anniversary Thursday at its shop at the Glendale Galleria. Officials will display two of the store’s areas of expertise: threading, a noninvasive hair removal technique used primarily for brow shaping, and Mehndi, the application of temporary skin decorations. Complimentary food and drinks will also be provided. To RSVP or for more information, call Rebekah at (888)
February 8, 2008
Civility by Diana Olson Colors should never be lighter, brighter, darker, grayer, warmer, or cooler than you are. They should be supportive, not dominant. They should connect with you. Whites: Teeth colors are ivory white in most people. One with contrast coloring may have blue-white tones in their teeth. Never wear a white that is whiter than the white in your teeth. Your white should support, not dominate. Romantic colors: These are your romantic colors that are the most feminine or masculine colors.