| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:30 PM
When Dr. Amir Abolhoda recently performed robot-assisted lung cancer surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center — the first procedure of its kind in Orange County — it marked the latest leap in the fast-evolving field of robotics.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Robotic surgery was initially developed to target prostate cancer — and today four in five prostectomies are performed by this revolutionary system, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Although robotics — the pioneering da Vinci...
| Jun 23, 2012
I was publicly dumped after being with someone for years. My next mistake — let's call him the ex-con — was standing on the sidelines, waiting and watching the sordid drama play out. He was friends with my friends: trust fund babies, college...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:54 PM
I've had a blast working on “In the Shadow of Greatness,” a nonprofit book co-written by U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2002.
Required disclaimer: I am one of 33 contributors to the book. My activities are all pro bono. The authors and editors...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 3:37 PM
The Assistance League Glendale celebrated its 37th annual Festival of Trees. On Sunday the Glendale Hilton was all aglow with the league’s theme, “By the Candle’s Glow.” More electric light than candlelight, the city’s fire...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Chick Benveniste of Glendale is celebrating her 41st year with Burbank's Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
She is president of a City of Hope chapter that she and her husband started in 1966. For the last three years the chapter — Hope is Forever...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:54 PM
The Phelps advertising agency has hired veteran marketing executive Mike Jackson as president.
Jackson, a former top General Motors advertising executive, most recently ran his own consulting firm in Detroit. But Jackson closed that office late last...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Award winning motion picture and television producer Paul Pompian, best known for films including "The Watcher," "Swimming Upstream," "Waste Land," Truman Capote's "Children on Their Birthdays," "Resurrection," "The Stepford Children," "Time Served,"...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:17 PM
The Assisteens, a subgroup of Assistance League Glendale, participated in two service projects over the holidays.
The teenage girls decorated the pediatric ward of City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, said member Rachel Achterman.
“We do this...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Urban Outfitters is opening its first Malibu store this week with a days-long grand opening party.
The 10,075-square-foot store officially opens at 10 a.m. Thursday at 3806 Cross Creek Road in the Malibu Country Mart. Throughout the day, until closing...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:01 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Overweight and obese women who get plenty of exercise may have a lower risk of endometrial cancer than if they were sedentary, according to new research.
Strenuous and moderate physical activity were linked to lowered risk for...