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  • Pau Gasol moved by the plight of Syrian refugees in Iraq

    Lakers forward Pau Gasol was moved by his recent trip to Dohuk, Iraq, to visit with Syrian refugees. "Most of the people didn't know who I was.  They didn't know what I do," Gasol told The Times on Friday via telephone from Spain.  "They saw someone...
  • Pau Gasol holds 'no grudges' against Lakers, still rehabbing knees

    Pau Gasol holds 'no grudges' against Lakers, still rehabbing knees
    After a difficult season, Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol is looking forward to a new start this fall with the Lakers sans Dwight Howard. "I understood and understand it was a difficult situation for a lot of people, to make things work,"  Gasol said...
  • Monet painting fetches $30.8 million in auction bidding battle

    Monet painting fetches $30.8 million in auction bidding battle
    A painting by Claude Monet fetched $30.8 million at a Sotheby's auction in London on Wednesday after a bidding battle jacked up the selling price of the work. The auction of Impressionist and Modern art brought in a total of $165.9 million. Monet's...
  • La Cañada man continues his ride for tetanus

    La Cañada man continues his ride for tetanus
    Three weeks after leaving La Cañada Flintridge on his motorcycle, Bob Burlison has made it through more than a dozen states. The lawyer and longtime Kiwanis Club of La Cañada-AM member is set to arrive in Florida this week as part of a three-month-...
  • Why can't we share?

     Why can't we share?
    As the season of gift gluttony, parking lot insanity and checkout line lunacy fades to a distant memory, it's worth contemplating a nagging and perennial question: Why are we so bad at sharing? We fret and fuss at our kids for fighting over the new...
  • Commentary: Provide medical care to the third world

    Despite the global village and medical advancements, there remain areas of the world where the inhabitants carry on in the hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Jared Diamond, an established American scientist, details the lifestyle and lack of medical knowledge of...
  • JPL's Robert Haw speaks on climate change at Kiwanis Club meeting

    JPL's Robert Haw speaks on climate change at Kiwanis Club meeting
    Robert Haw, a JPL systems engineer who has worked on exploration missions spanning the solar system from Mercury to Pluto, was the featured speaker at the Feb. 6 meeting of Kiwanis Club of La Cañada. Using slides to illustrate his talk, Haw, the...
  • Hospitals push breast-feeding in hopes of getting 'baby-friendly' label

    Hospitals push breast-feeding in hopes of getting 'baby-friendly' label
    After the births of her first two children, Charmaine Sharkey's neighborhood hospital gave her cans of baby formula and sent her on her way. But Sharkey tried something different when her youngest, Dynasty, was born six months ago. The 28-year-old...
  • Hopkins team creates device to screen for anemia

    Hopkins team creates device to screen for anemia
    Every year, health organizations spend millions in the developing world attacking the iron-deficiency disorder known as anemia. They pay special attention to pregnant women, a population highly vulnerable to the disease. Every year, though, 115,000 of...
  • Maryland releases breast-feeding recommendations for hospitals

    Maryland releases breast-feeding recommendations for hospitals
    Maryland health officials want the state's hospitals to play a larger role in encouraging mothers to breast-feed in the crucial hours after they give birth, as growing evidence points to the health benefits of feeding babies human milk. The Maryland...
  • America squanders its human capital

     America squanders its human capital
    My family's newest member popped into the world with this year's crocuses, just in time for UNICEF's report card on child well-being. Unbeknownst to our bundle of joy, the country of his birth was down at the bottom of the list of 29 nations, with...