| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Healthcare coverage is an issue that weighs heavily on Alfred Luevano's family.
Luevano, 35, of Boyle Heights came to the Healthcare Partners Medical Clinic on Atlantic Boulevard in Monterey Park for a medical checkup, but also wanted answers about...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Fall is in the air and so, alas, are zillions of grains of weed pollen, sailing hither and yon, high and low, far and wide. These guarantee an abundance of new little weeds next year — and an abundance of sniffy, sneezy, wheezy people right now,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population lives near a high-volume road where pollution levels are typically elevated from vehicle exhaust, a new study says.
The analysis found 60 million people living within about one-third of a mile from a busy road. In...
| Oct 6, 2013
It might be an exaggeration to say that California has a truancy crisis, but state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris nonetheless made an important point last week about how schools mismanage troubling levels of absenteeism.
Officials estimate that there are...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Older and sicker Californians are likely to be first in line for guaranteed health coverage as the state's new insurance market opens Tuesday as part of the landmark healthcare law.
Like shoppers queuing up for bargains on Black Friday, people such as...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Sometimes, your TV delivers a surprise. Click it on, and the last channel you’d been watching comes to life again with something you would never have watched otherwise.
Like the Three Stooges.
What I saw on the TV screen didn’t look like a...
| Sep 14, 2013
Is what we eat eating away at us? Millions of Americans have reflux disease, with symptoms ranging from annoying to dangerous, and experts believe our diet is a major factor.
Reflux is partly a matter of stomach acid moving upward to where it doesn't...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Long Beach has erected a new fortification in the battle against freeway noise and air pollution, and it’s decidedly low-tech.
It’s called “The Great Wall of Mulch.”
City officials gathered Tuesday to top off a 12-foot-high...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Attention, weekend travelers: The Mountain fire that shut down the summer resort town of Idyllwild, has fouled the air in parts of the Coachella Valley and has forced the closure of Palm Springs' tram and some hiking trails.
Air quality in Palm Springs,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Champion long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad admits she often was at loggerheads with the producer/director of “The Other Shore,” a new documentary chronicling her decision at age 60 to attempt to swim the treacherous, shark- and jellyfish-...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:55 AM
The dispute over hundreds of fire rings that blaze nightly on Los Angeles and Orange County beaches has been raging for months, but is expected to come to a head today as the South Coast Air Quality Management District meets to vote on new restrictions....