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  • 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...
  • L.A. Times Travel Show to welcome new, returning headliners in 2014

    L.A. Times Travel Show to welcome new, returning headliners in 2014
    Essayist. Actor. Activist. Author. Those are just some of the labels you might apply to Adam Richman, Alyssa Milano, Henry Rollins and Arthur Frommer, the keynote speakers for the Los Angeles Times Travel Show on Jan. 18 and 19 at the L.A. Convention...
  • U.N. to immunize 20 million children against polio in Middle East

    BEIRUT – An outbreak of polio among children in war-torn Syria has prompted a mass immunization campaign that aims to vaccinate 20 million children in seven Middle Eastern nations and territories, the United Nations and the World Health Organization...
  • L.A. Filipinos mobilize to assist typhoon victims

    As the death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of the powerful typhoon that swept through the Philippines last week, Southern California’s local Filipino community has been mobilizing to assist in relief efforts. A 5K Charity Walk was held...
  • Relief teams rush to typhoon-devastated Philippines

    Relief teams rush to typhoon-devastated Philippines
    MANILA — With the vast scale of death and destruction slowly coming into focus, international relief teams rushed toward the central Philippines, where one of the strongest storms on record left bereft survivors looting food and water or...
  • 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...
  • Myanmar army releases child soldiers

    NEW DELHI – The Myanmar army released 62 child soldiers Wednesday in its latest bid to meet international human rights standards, although critics said more children still remain in uniform. Since the army agreed to end the practice in June 2012,...