| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:42 PM
The reformer exercise machines at Janice Cronkhite's Toluca Lake Pilates studio sometimes serve a higher purpose.
In 2008, Cronkhite threw some tables on the low machines and displayed a few donated items for a homegrown silent auction. She'd only...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Pamper party: Oct. 14 marks the return of Spa Week, during which many area spas will offer special $50 treatment deals through the http://www.spaweek.com website. Example participants include Fresh Espace at South Coast Plaza, which is offering three 60-...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:31 PM
LA CAÑADA — Through the years, the crosstown rivalry between the La Cañada High and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls' volleyball teams has resulted in some healthy competition.
On Saturday, the Spartans and Tologs played a nonleague match with...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Welcome to October, the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and the unofficial breast cancer marketing month.
Pink is the new green, and we’ve seen what happens to that. Green-brag has found its way everywhere. The name for a...
| May 27, 2013
| 10:58 PM
As a neurological disease robbed Barbara Brenner of her voice, the fiercely outspoken activist still managed to be heard.
She corralled technology, speaking through a text-to-voice application on her iPad and blogging about the concerns —...
| Dec 1, 2012
Shortly after the Salvation Army's red kettle ringers set up shop around Chicago this year, Rick Garcia took to his Facebook page and posted a status update telling friends and followers to boycott the group.
The Salvation Army uses donated money to...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Breast jokes were hilarious that first year, as I gawked at the colorful participants in the Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk.
Hairy guys wearing tutus and double-D brassieres pedaled by on bicycles. Women sported team mottos on their backs and caps:...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:10 PM
There are few secrets in the workplace.
People are too curious, too gossipy, too talkative. The details of our personal lives invariably spill over and co-workers are drawn to sympathize, empathize, celebrate — whatever response seems appropriate....
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:05 PM
A team of runners and walkers from Transformations Fitness for Women studios will participate in Sunday's Komen Maryland Race for the Cure, but their team will be much smaller than previous years.
The fitness studio with three Baltimore area locations...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:19 PM
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts surprised and inspired her viewers when she ditched her wig on-air in April 2010.
"I am not my hair," she said at the time, almost three years into her breast cancer treatment. "I am the soul that lies...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:02 PM
As a matter of principle, members of the Annapolis firefighters union are facing fines of up to $1,000 a day and six-month prison terms. Their offense: selling breast cancer awareness T-shirts.
"We're trying to do something good for the community and we'...