July 11, 2009
LA CAÑADA ? The mission of the spacecraft Ulysses, which has studied the far-flung polar regions of the sun, has come to an end after 18 years of exploration ? far outlasting its original life expectancy. The spacecraft was a joint mission between Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA and the European Space Agency. Throughout its long mission it entered unexplored regions of the solar system, gathering information about the sun and its environment. ?We lasted almost four times longer than planned and a year longer than we thought we would,?
June 30, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- They took individual kernels of corn from each cob then ground the kernels into a course powder using a flat, grinding stone called ao7 metatef7 . Add a little water, ball up the powder, flatten it with a wooden press and heat, and the next thing you know a whole group of fourth- and fifth-grade students at George Washington Elementary School are dipping crunchy corn tortillas...
November 4, 2006
BURBANK — The Burbank YMCA is confronting the issue of childhood obesity by launching "Building On Our Promise," a fundraising campaign that promotes healthy and active lifestyles. The goal is to raise $650,000, said Bryan Madden, chief executive officer of the Burbank YMCA. With the campaign on its way, the YMCA is working toward expanding its services and programs to its members, in particular children 8 to 12, the age group that is at risk for obesity, Madden said. "This is the first generation that will have a lower life-expectancy than their parents," Madden said.
June 4, 2005
Robert Chacon Arnold Schaffer, the former president of Glendale Memorial Hospital, has been named chief operating officer of Providence Health System for the Southern California region. He began his tenure June 1. Schaffer, 50, will oversee the operations of the region's four hospitals: Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance and Little Company of Mary-San Pedro Hospital in San Pedro.
August 25, 2009
This letter is in response to Eugene and Barbara Smith’s open letter to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Rep. Adam Schiff (“Health-care plan is not one we can afford,” Aug. 14) regarding their opposition to current proposed health-care reform. As self-proclaimed “influential” Democrats and senior citizens, the Smiths are certainly misinformed of the intent of the various health-care-reform proposals presented for consideration by members of their chosen political party, including Medicare reform, legislation both past and present supported by all of the government representatives they mentioned.
April 21, 2007
A bill authored by state Sen. Jack Scott that aims to protect senior citizens from financial abuse was passed unanimously by the Senate Banking, Finance and Insurance Committee on Wednesday. The bill would require insurance agents, companies and independent agencies to develop suitability standards for issuing annuities to seniors. Annuities are deferred investment contracts issued by insurance providers that, upon maturation, make regular payments to the buyer. Under existing law, insurance providers can set the maturation date well beyond the life expectancy of the buyer, said Lisa Matocq, a senior policy aid to Scott who has worked closely on the bill.
November 26, 2008
I drink out of Mason jars. It?s not just due to the barefoot, lemonade-sipping Southern influence that was part of my Central Florida upbringing. It?s because I break things. A lot. I?m clumsy. A drinking glass in my house has a life expectancy of about four months. Mason jars, I?ve discovered, are a lot more resilient. Plus, they?re a renewable resource, meaning I get them free when I buy spaghetti sauce. It took me years to make peace with my clumsy, breaking-things nature. My denial sent me back to the housewares section again and again to buy drinking glasses that, let?
April 3, 2012
The only thing missing at the reunion for Boy Scout Troop 201 was a roaring campfire and marshmallows. But at least there was plenty of pizza, skits by the boys and river-rafting stories. About 100 Boy Scouts past and present, parents, siblings and friends gathered on Sunday at the Magnolia Park United Methodist Church for the first alumni event, which was organized by Giselle Vivado and Joylyn Spencer. Ethan Durkee and Nick Rogus were deeply involved in their skit, called “Wild West Shootout.” “The parents never get to see the skits, so this is a treat for them,” said Nancy Durkee, Scoutmaster of Troop 201. “Some of the skits they pick up from camp.
August 8, 2009
Retrofitted bathrooms would help save water As a water-saving measure, Burbank Water and Power has recommended to the City Council a proposal that would require all owners retrofit their toilets and shower heads when they sell their properties. That proposal will be heard at Tuesday. We urge all owners to join us in opposing this proposal. Our statistics show that it will take more than 36 years for this requirement to reach most single-family homes in Burbank. As a means to conserve water, this ?
August 13, 2009
As a water-saving measure, Burbank Water and Power has recommended to the City Council a proposal that would require all owners retrofit their toilets and shower heads when they sell their properties. That proposal will be heard at Tuesday. We urge all owners to join us in opposing this proposal. Our statistics show that it will take more than 36 years for this requirement to reach most single-family homes in Burbank. As a means to conserve water, this “point of sale” approach is inefficient and ineffective.