In its most basic form, the idea is pretty simple. The bell rings, students file into class, and teachers share knowledge and tap into natural curiosity.
Seventeen years ago, Oregon became the first of five states to offer what became known as death with dignity. Now a renewed effort is underway to add California to the list.
In this, the latest installment of the Veterans Kitchen Chronicles, I'm happy to report that there's been some progress, although it's way too soon to pull out the party hats.
Amy Aquino has lived in one of the bungalows lining a lovely block of Curson Avenue in Hollywood for 23 years, Nancy Halbert has lived in her house across the street for 39 years. Last December, Aquino heard a clatter and looked out to see a bulldozer tearing down the sweet little Craftsman next...
When Assembly member Sharon Quirk-Silva read here last Sunday that it could take two more years to build a kitchen in the half-empty West Los Angeles Veterans Home, she called outgoing Assembly Speaker John Pérez at home.
Ginny Mancini gets lots of solicitations delivered to her Westwood home, thanks to her many decades of philanthropy. But regrettably, she said, she can't answer every plea for help. She's 90 years old, after all, and everyone has to slow down at some point.
Wayne Scott, a World War II Navy veteran and Culver City schoolteacher, began falling apart after his wife died. First it was meningitis and then Parkinson's and dementia. His daughter, Kim Richards, kept hoping she would be notified that a bed was finally available for her father at CalVet's West...
In June of 2010, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stood on the grounds of the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus and dedicated the $253-million home for veterans.