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  • Multi-player games: How much time is too much?

    Multi-player games: How much time is too much?
    Q: My 14-year-old son and his friends have begun playing online multi-player games. I just found out that they are sharing information with other players who also claim to be teens. How can I protect my son and how do I know when he's spending too much...
  • NFL now must tackle child abuse [Editorial]

    NFL now must tackle child abuse  [Editorial]
    The National Football League received more domestic violence-related bad news last week with the arrest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was charged over the weekend in Texas with reckless or negligent injury to a child. The...
  • Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation

    Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation
    A longtime alderman is calling for hearings on sleep deprivation in teenagers and the possibility of changing the start times of Chicago public schools to help students get more rest. Northwest Side Ald. Margaret Laurino, 39th, introduced her...
  • Letter: Teens should just go to bed earlier

    In the News-Press article of Sept. 7, “Concern over teens’ sleep arises,” a Glendale resident wants school officials to consider starting both middle and high schools later than 8 a.m. The article refers to the American Academy of...
  • Did you know it's illegal to give a child a sip of beer?

    Q: At a recent family gathering, my brother asked my 7-year-old nephew to get him a beer from the refrigerator. When my nephew brought him the beer, my brother asked him if he would like to try it. What kind of message does this send, and how do we tell...
  • 818 Roundup: Fishing on the LA River, CHP focusing on distracted drivers, train fatality investigation continues

    818 Roundup: Fishing on the LA River, CHP focusing on distracted drivers, train fatality investigation continues
    Greetings, readers. Today is Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.  Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 86 and a low of 66, with a 20 percent chance of rain. Headlines from the area: - Anglers young and old tried their hand in fishing...on the Los...
  • Corona del Mar Today: CdM PTAs chart their course for new school year

    The Corona del Mar High School and Middle School PTA groups held a joint meeting last week and discussed changes on campus, the group's home tour fundraiser and more. Principal Kathy Scott welcomed the parents to the first PTA meeting of the year....
  • Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

    Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'
    Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears' Dana Point office with her 4-year-old son, having driven from San Diego to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines. She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Chet Celebrates College Savings Month With Savings Starter Kit, Webinars

    State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier and the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) are celebrating National College Savings Month this September by offering parents a free CHET college savings starter kit. CHET -- the state's 529 college savings plan -...
  • Burbank Unified to consider later start times

    Burbank Unified to consider later start times
    Noting a suggestion from a local mom, the Burbank school board has agreed to discuss later start times for middle and high school students, an idea gaining nationwide momentum following the American Academy of Pediatrics' endorsement. Last month, the...
  • 818 Roundup: Big cat sightings in Glendale; Burbank invites public input on Talaria

    818 Roundup: Big cat sightings in Glendale; Burbank invites public input on Talaria
    Greetings, readers. Today is Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.  Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 88 and a low of 67 degrees. Headlines from the area: - An elderly couple was robbed, but uninjured by a pair of armed suspects during a home...