On Halloween, give them something ‘good’ to eat

According to a San Francisco Chronicle article entitled “Halloween Adds Up to $5 Billion,” Americans spent about $1.4 billion dollars in Halloween candy just last year alone, leaving trick-or-treaters with plenty of sweets to eat. In fact, children are not just getting one small bag of candy nowadays; they’re receiving pillowcases worth of sweets laden…

Joseph Pelzman named Elk of the Month

Joseph E. Pelzman, Sr. was born on November 26, 1933, in Detroit, Michigan, at home. He went to Wilson High School in Detroit and later attended an electrical trade school for four years. He received his Journeyman Electrician Card then furthered his education by going to school to become a master electrician and to learning…

Climbing Your Family Tree

By Connie Moretti While we were in school, the vice principal’s office was certainly a place to be avoided, but for our genealogy research, the two parts of the Vice Principle are important in our research. Once you have rounded up the information you have at home, you are ready to start collecting other documents…

Two spca events to focus on shelter dogs, vaccinations

spcaLA has two upcoming events scheduled to help pet owners care for their animals: a Canine Welfare and Rehabilitation course, and a Low-cost Vaccination and Microchip Clinic. The Canine Welfare and Rehabilitation course, billed as “a must course for anyone working with shelter and rescue dogs,” has been run as an in-house teaching course by…

Flu symptoms may be result of toxic chemicals in home

With cold and flu season just around the corner, many invest significant time and dollars into taking measures to boost their immune systems and protect their health through the winter. Ironically, despite all these precautions, it’s not uncommon for them to get sick anyway. However, Debra Lynn Dadd, one of the world’s leading experts on…

Rancor, angry outbursts characterize congressional forum

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Sparks flew at the congressional candidates’ forum last week. On several occasions, things got so out of hand that moderator Alan Tolkoff had to ask the candidates and audience members to restrain themselves. The forum– organized by the Signal Tribune and Concerned Citizens of Signal Hill– took place at the…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart Many of us have felt the effects of the recent financial crisis- and some more than others. Nevertheless, I don’t believe money problems excuse bad or irresponsible behavior. In my opinion, the have-nots blame the haves, and the haves have little compassion for the have-nots. Television shows like My Super Sweet Sixteen…

Economy more than a big headache- it might be giving you one

The current economic condition might be impacting yet another aspect of your life- your health. Results from the most recent online survey conducted by the National Headache Foundation (NHF) focus on how the economic downturn is affecting headache sufferers. The study reveals headache sufferers make significant changes in headache treatment and prevention methods during a…

Westerly School Dedicates the Raymond F. Bizjack Arts Village

By Lynne Wainfan Eighth grader Teddy Watler wasn’t even alive when Westerly School opened. As keynote speaker for the school’s groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, he personified the type of student envisioned by founding Headmaster Raymond Bizjack- poised, articulate and inspirational. “Although I’ll be graduating this year and won’t be here to be the beneficiary of the…

Communique from Rae Gabelich

Politics! Finances! Should We? What If? Thank God it will be a piece of our history within the next three weeks. Then we will live with our choices, our decisions. And hopefully we will be able to say we did our best to understand the outcome of each of our selected positions. I just finished…

Fall into Nutrition

Fall into Nutrition by Carol Berg Sloan RD Ah…..October is here! Fall reminds me of hearty soups, fresh whole-grain baked goods and a bounty of produce. Here are some delicious fruits and vegetables to keep you on the path to good health. Eating well may help prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes or stroke.

MTW gets two Best Musical Ovation noms for first time

Musical Theatre West has received 16 2008 Ovation Award nominations, including two Best Musical nominations, an unprecedented achievement in the company’s 55-year history. The nominations were announced by LA Stage Alliance in a ceremony at the Ebony Repertory Theater in Los Angeles. The Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles and…