During the past decade, a growing body of research has shown air pollution harms older adults’ brains, contributing to cognitive decline and dementia. What hasn’t been clear is whether improving air quality would benefit brain health. But two studies published this year by researchers at six universities and the National Institute on Aging provide the
Youngsters compete in a potato sack race during the Pioneer Day event at Minnie Hill Palmer Homestead Acre at Chatsworth Park South October 2, 2022.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) Visitors tour the historic Minnie Hill-Palmer Cottage during the Pioneer Day event at Minnie Hill Palmer Homestead Acre at Chatsworth Park South October 2, 2022.
A stretch of the 101 Freeway has reopened ahead of schedule following an overnight closure in both directions to accommodate the demolition of a pedestrian bridge in Encino, Caltrans announced. The demolition was completed earlier than planned and the freeway reopened at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Caltrans officials. The closure began at 10 p.m.
A Blessing of the Animals and the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi takes place on Oct. 2 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Sherman Way in Van Nuys. (Google Street View) Here is a sampling of upcoming faith gatherings in the San Fernando Valley. Oct. 1 Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: The church holds a
With fall officially here, we can look back on an action-packed summer at Pasadena Humane. Typically our busiest time of year, we were able to find homes for hundreds of animals through monthly free adoption days, in addition to our regular adoption appointments every day of the week. While you might think we were able
It was a celebration appropriate for a president, which is fitting for a man who dined with a few in his Pasadena home and at the White House over the years. It’s been nearly two months since the unexpected death of City Councilman John J. Kennedy, a longtime and revered homegrown leader, died unexpectedly on
A large display of carved pumpkins at the “Nights of the Jack” event that features thousands of pumpkins at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, CA, Friday, October 1, 2021. The walk-through event runs on selected dates from Sept. 30 to Oct. 31, 2022. Admission and parking must be purchased in advance; no tickets sold at
A report released Thursday, Sept. 29, by the California State University Chancellor’s Office confirmed allegations that former Chancellor Joseph Castro failed to properly address sexual harassment complaints against a former Cal State Fresno administrator when Castro was president there. Castro resigned as CSU Chancellor in February amid the scandal, first reported in USA Today, alleging
This Dennis McCarthy column was first published on Nov. 14, 2004 under the title “A league of her own — pro baseball legend Pepper Davis recalls her diamond days in the sun.” Pepper Davis opens the screen door of her tiny Van Nuys bungalow on a Friday, sliding another bowl of cat food out onto
An environmental lawsuit filed by the city of San Dimas threatens to dramatically alter service on the 9.1-mile L Line (formerly Gold Line) foothill extension, setting up a strong possibility that the light-rail train will skip that city’s station if the litigation delays local construction. In a surprise move, the city of San Dimas filed
A memorial to more than 33,500 people of Los Angeles County who lost their lives to COVID-19 is in the works as a result of a unanimous motion adopted by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The board asked the recently-formed Department of Arts & Culture to work with the Department of Public Health to
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sept. 27 asked for a report on how to move more than 7,000 inmates with mental health conditions out of county jails and into secure facilities designed exclusively for treatment. Activists protest outside the Board of Supervisors first public meeting since the pandemic on Tuesday, September
Q: My wife and I operate a business. A trusted employee was caught and convicted of embezzlement to the tune of $200,000. The judge ordered monthly restitution payments, but we only got two. Time has passed because it was too difficult to pursue legal action, but now we have greater resources. Are we still entitled
While scientists are sadly accustomed to rangy mountain lions killed by cars when they try to cross roadways like the 101 Freeway in San Fernando Valley, this year a cougar was killed by a disease far from the freeways, a state agency reported on Monday, Sept. 26. P-65, a five-year-old adult female, is the first
By Melissa Heckscher, Contributing writer Frankie totally had this. Twenty minutes into her scheduled run last week, she was short of a jog and hadn’t even broken a sweat — though she was panting. But she can’t help that. After all, Frankie is a goldendoodle and one of a growing number of fitness-bound pups signed
Aging boom: What’s next? The world is getting really old, really fast. And while many economically developed countries (Japan, Italy, Germany) are ahead of us, the United States is not immune to the aging boom. Our new demography could mean big changes over the next few decades. Here’s a look at some demographic milestones between
Jails in Southern California are taking steps to guard against fentanyl-related deaths among inmates, but some are still dying and now deputies and nurses at the institutions are facing the threat of exposure. Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco recently announced that fentanyl has been confirmed in the deaths of three inmates and suspected in two
Crews held to less than nine acres a brush fire that burned Saturday in the hills above Calabasas. If you fly, we can’t! Please, do not fly drones near wildfires… #IfYouFlyWeCant #NoDronesInFireZones pic.twitter.com/THidOuGg2E — LACoFireAirOps (@LACoFireAirOps) September 24, 2022 Officials deployed air support to the 8.7-acre blaze, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The Bob Hope USO lounge at LAX was empty the day a young soldier walked in and asked to speak with a chaplain. The volunteer on duty told him she’d call and see if there was a chaplain available to come out to the airport. His flight was leaving in 45 minutes, he didn’t have
Here’s how California motorists compare to those in other states and where the most fatal crashes are. California, the nation’s most populous state, has about 396,540 miles of roads. There were about 10,498 fatal accidents on those roads from 2017 to 2019, according to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, and Transportation Injury Mapping
Vermont Avenue is the second-busiest transit corridor in Southern California after Wilshire Boulevard, yet plans to add a light rail train along the north-south artery from Hollywood to South L.A and beyond would take decades to complete and cost billions of dollars not yet in hand. In an effort to get something done faster, the