June 22, 2002
Ryan Carter . LAKE VIEW TERRACE -- Mollie is a horse with a bad eye. Wendy Baker is a woman with a replaced hip. Baker, a Burbank resident, wants to keep riding the horse but not if she's in pain. Baker owns Mollie, a 15-year-old Arabian who developed a form of glaucoma after a small piece of roofing metal lodged in her eye about six years ago during a wind storm. Baker said Mollie's owner at the time might have saved her vision with proper treatment.
October 7, 2009
Are you experiencing emotional disorder in your life ? or watching it in the life of another? How we grew up as children, and what life has dealt us later on, affects and shapes how we ?attach? to people. This attachment affects who we are today as teens and adults. Our childhood literally gives us a unique ?lens? by which we view the world. If we were nurtured properly, we have a secure attachment. If we experienced trauma or lack of a parent being present, we can experience anxious avoidant attachment, anxious ambivalent attachment or disorganized attachment, which is a bit chaotic in nature.
December 13, 2011
When you're trying to heal, you don't always think about how the healing happens, or the forms it takes. You just want it done so the pain stops and you can return to whatever normal used to feel like. Throughout the chapel at Valley Funeral Home last Saturday afternoon, healing permeated prayers and conversations. It circled the dozen or so families who probably never met but were drawn together this day in a ceremony of remembrance, of honoring lost ones during the holidays, and of new steps toward healing the gaps left by their loved ones' passing.
January 4, 2006
Enterprise Rent-A-Car recently named Sean Perez as the new area rental manager for North Hollywood, Glendale and Universal City. Perez will manage and train 25 employees for four Enterprise stores and three satellite locations. Perez began his career with Enterprise in 2000 and worked as manager trainee, assistant manager, corporate sales manager and branch manager. Perez earned a bachelor of arts in English and ethnic studies from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Enterprise has annual revenues of more than $7.4 billion.
November 4, 2000
Lolita Harper MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Turning 21 is a big deal for many people because of one thing: It means finally getting into the cool bars and legally buying alcoholic drinks. But for Paola Pina of Dana Point, being 21 means finally being able to read a book, drive a car and go jogging again. Pina, who has no medical insurance, underwent the first surgery to restore her eyesight Tuesday thanks to Dr. Lawrence Green, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and Healing the Children Inc. Pina developed cataracts on both eyes that clouded her lenses and blurred her vision to the point where she was legally blind.
December 27, 2008
Since I have been working as a psychotherapist, I have noticed that many psychological theories and behavior modifications are in the Bible. Issues that bring individuals to seek out professional help are sprinkled throughout God?s Word. A simple fact in mental health is that the choices people make and the way they behave can alter some life problems. I want to be clear to note that definitely not all problems can be taken away by choices ? because some psychological issues need medication, and many individuals have deep wounds from childhood, or other stages of life, that need professional help.
March 20, 2010
An episode of NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” reported that a survey from the Pew Forum on Religion showed that a vast majority of Americans, nearly 80%, believe in miracles. The results are from a wider study, “Religion Among the Millennials.” What is, in your opinion, the definition of a miracle? What does your religion teach about miracles? And have you ever been witness to one? As Catholic Christians we believe in the miracles of Jesus: sight to the blind man, cleansing of the 10 lepers, calming of the storm.
June 17, 2009
The award-winning Musical Theatre Guild concluded its 13th season on a high note Monday night with the Los Angeles premiere of ?Violet? at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Jeanine Tesori (?Thoroughly Modern Millie,? ?Caroline? and the current ?Shrek, the Musical?) along with Brian Crawley developed ?Violet? in 1997 at New York?s Playwrights Horizons Theater. They won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for the play, and then they took it on the road, which is fitting because ?
April 22, 2009
The tale of the Yogi Tree, a candle- and wicker-filled sanctuary away from the hail of commitments and torrent of responsibilities, is as much a story about love as it is about finding one’s mental and physical salvation. And like most love stories, it begins with two people meeting under somewhat benign circumstances. Jennifer Kelly, a set designer, and Todd Jensen, a magazine writer and youth baseball coach, met a couple of years ago when Jensen began coaching her son. Before they knew it, the pair were on an airplane headed to Hawaii on a 48-hour time-share giveaway.
December 8, 2007
A mother and daughter have found a healing experience singing with the Burbank Chorale. Jenna Mathioudakis always sang in school choir programs while growing up in Burbank and started performing with the Bronx Opera Company in New York in 1999. But in 2001, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, ending her stint with the company and bringing her back home, said her mother, Dorothy Mathious. Since going into remission in 2003, Mathioudakis began vocalizing and little by little started getting her voice back, she said.