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  • Power shift sees La Caņada High softball fall to Monrovia

    Power shift sees La Cañada High softball fall to Monrovia
    LA CAŅADA — In a first-place matchup between Rio Hondo League heavyweights, there was no shortage of power for either the La Caņada High softball team or visiting Monrovia. On Friday night, both teams belted two home runs each. But Monrovia...
  • Health groups say FDA 'vaping' rules fail to protect children

    WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration's move to regulate e-cigarettes drew criticism Thursday from some public health advocates, who said the regulations do not go far enough to protect young consumers. The proposed rule would for the...
  • Relay for Life event dives into Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

    The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will spend Saturday underwater in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The town is holding its second Divers Relay for Life, with entertainment on the beach at El Prado Park while divers are in the water from 9 a.m. to...
  • Danny Bibb October 18, 1950 - January 24, 2014

    Danny Bibb October 18, 1950 - January 24, 2014
    Danny was born in La Canada in 1950 and in 1963 arrived in Corona del Mar. Unbeknownst to him, he would then meet Lynda, his future wife, who lived just down the street. At 13 years old his grandfather put a golf club in his hands for the first time and...
  • Anne Arundel County health brief

    Heart health February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org. Tobacco-free kids week February 9 to 15, kids...
  • Pedaling for a cause

    Pedaling for a cause
    Flynn Donoho has braved a plethora of difficult weather and road conditions during his three-year journey cycling across the United States. He's ridden through snow and hail, pedaled up mountain passes, dodged hurricanes and even stopped to watch a...
  • Americans are shunning the 'evil weed' (and embracing another)

    WASHINGTON -- Americans' addiction to harmful drugs is in the news again in a big way. The nation's largest cigarette-selling pharmacy firm, CVS Caremark, has decided to stop peddling them at its 7,600 stores. Larry J. Merlo, its chief executive,...
  • A cancer survivor's appeal [Letter]

    A cancer survivor's appeal [Letter]
    As a lung cancer survivor who began smoking as a teenager because it was cool, I know the dangers of smoking first hand. I volunteer for the American Cancer Society as a recovery coach for lung and esophageal cancer patients. In addition, I work as a...
  • County, city bills would carry fines for smoking in parks

    County, city bills would carry fines for smoking in parks
    Lighting up a cigarette on playgrounds, athletic fields and other areas in public parks could draw a $50 fine in Baltimore County and $500 in the city under legislation being considered in those jurisdictions. Supporters of bans on tobacco use say...
  • Council votes to restrict smoking in Baltimore County parks

    Council votes to restrict smoking in Baltimore County parks
    Smoking will be banned in parts of Baltimore County parks under legislation approved Tuesday by the County Council. The measure, which passed 6-0 with one member absent, bans smoking at playgrounds, tot lots, dog parks and athletic fields, and also...
  • Jane W. Dickinson, executive secretary

    Jane W. Dickinson, executive secretary
    Jane W. Dickinson, a retired executive secretary and community activist, died Feb. 13 of complications from a stroke at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 94. "Jane was outgoing and friendly and was involved in everything in a very...