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Senior Living: ‘The United States of Stress’ and what to do about it

By David W. Hart, Ph.D.  Contributing writer On a recent Sunday, I was scrolling through the plethora of television and movie options available to me on Apple TV and came across a documentary on HBO titled “The United States of Stress.” The program is moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN fame and explores the empirical science that makes one finding abundantly clear: Americans are dying as a result of chronic stress. The documentary explores the possible causes of what has become a sobering cont...
Tags: Apple, Health, Hbo, Uncategorized, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United States, Local News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Everyday Health, Torrance, Sanjay Gupta, Redondo Beach, Senior Living, Top Stories Breeze


Strong winds knock out power to thousands of LADWP and Edison customers

LOS ANGELES — At least 33,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers across the city were without power Wednesday morning, and another 2,500 Southern California Edison customers in communities outside Los Angeles were in the dark as a result of a windstorm that has been wreaking havoc in Southern California, downing power lines. At the peak of the outage, 42,000 customers were without power, the DWP said. As of 5:30 a.m., the number of customers offline was 33,000. “Our electrical d...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, La, Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Santiago, Long Beach, Wind, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Orange


Surfing’s dirty secret, toxic pollution, presents opportunity for environmentalists

The surfer walks through the sand, paddles into an ocean twinkling beneath the open sky and waits among the dolphins and sea birds for a wave shaped by the confluence of distant storms, local breezes, shifting tides and ocean bottoms. But there’s a dirty secret to the idyllic nature experience. Toxicity, greenhouse gases and non-biodegradable materials accompany the average surfer in every phase of the sport, from the gas-fueled trip to the beach to the plastic surfboard with its plastic leash t...
Tags: Utah, Business, News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Patagonia, Myanmar, Mark Price, Channel Islands, Orange County, Ryan Harris, Beaches, Kelly Slater, Sergio


Hawthorne police stretched to limit after 2 shootings in 1 day: ‘There’s just no planning for something like this’

By mid-morning Sunday, the Hawthorne Police Department already had raced into action to face a nightmarish scenario: a man armed with a high-powered rifle running through a packed shopping center parking lot, firing at officers as he fled. The gun battle left the suspect shot in his torso and an officer shot in his leg. Bullet holes were found in nearby businesses, strays from a chaotic shootout. Armored vehicles and SWAT teams rolled through the area, searching the suspect’s hotel room and vehi...
Tags: Crime, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Riverside County, Inglewood, Denny, Simi Valley, Torrance, U S Marine Corps, Manhattan Beach, Hawthorne, El Segundo, Munn, City News Service, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department


A Look at Six Car Design Specialties, Part 4: The HMI (Human-Machine Interface) Designer

As we saw in the introduction to this series, in 2015 Acura's dashboards and interior controls were poorly regarded by the automotive press. "Busy," "redundant," "illogical," and "confusing" were popular criticisms; this wasn't a good look for a company that was trying to re-kickstart their original mantra of "precision crafted performance."At the 2016 L.A. Auto Show, the company took the unusual step of unveiling not a concept car--they'd already done that with the Precision Concept earlier tha...
Tags: Design, Cars, Ohio, Honda, North Carolina, Google Maps, Avengers, Ucla, Acura, Ohio State University, Westbrook, Torrance, Dave Marek, Tandy, Tony Stark, HMI


Coachella 2019: What to eat and drink at the festival, how to skip the line and Roy Choi debuts KogiTown

In its early years, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival had one hotly anticipated lineup announcement–the musicians. Now, in year 20, people are still making fake posters with their dream performers, but that’s not the only list that has fans of the festival talking. Sign up for our Festival Pass newsletter. Whether you are a Coachella lifer or prefer to watch from afar, get weekly dispatches during the Southern California music festival season. Subscribe here. In addition to the init...
Tags: California, Washington, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Connecticut, Music Festivals, Venice, Aeg, Coachella, Postmates, Luke, Gwen, Torrance


L.A. City Council approves $12 million payout for wrongfully convicted Gardena woman who spent 17 years in prison

LOS ANGELES  – The Los Angeles City Council approved a $12 million legal settlement Wednesday, March 27, for a Gardena woman who spent 17 years behind bars for a murder she did not commit. Susan Mellen filed a civil rights lawsuit against former LAPD Detective Marcella Winn after she was declared factually innocent and released in 2014 by a judge who said her conviction appeared to be based on the testimony of a “habitual liar.” The South Bay woman was convicted in May 1998 and sentenced to life...
Tags: Crime, News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Los Angeles City Council, San Pedro, South Bay, Torrance, Winn, Patti, Gardena


Man accused in Torrance bowling alley shooting enters not guilty pleas to murder, other charges

A man accused of killing three people and injuring four others in a Torrance bowling alley shooting pleaded not guilty Tuesday during a brief court appearance. Reginald Leander Wallace, 47, of Los Angeles remained quiet during the hearing at the Torrance courthouse, as his attorneys entered not guilty pleas on his behalf to three counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police allege that Wallace, whom they describe as a gang member,  op...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Torrance, Wallace, Hawthorne Boulevard, Michael Radford, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Crime + Public Safety, Gable House Bowl, Reginald Leander Wallace, Astin Edwards, Robert Meekins Jr


‘Dawn of the Dead’ at 15: Zack Snyder’s Best Film is the One With Zombies, Not Superheroes

As it pertains to comic book movies, the name Zack Snyder can be a rather contentious one. Snyder’s filmography reads like a wish list of Hollywood adaptations that a reader of Wizard: The Guide to Comics could have only meekly fantasized about back in the 1990s. 300, Watchmen, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Justice League. If you fired up Doctor Doom’s time platform and traveled to a convention floor in the past, carrying an envelope with only those five titles credited to the same direct...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Milwaukee, Amc, Stephen King, Superman, Disney, Dc Comics, Features, Army, House Of Cards, Stanley Kubrick, Justice League, Danny Boyle, Kubrick


Strong winds blowing through San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys; rain coming next week

LOS ANGELES — Strong winds will blow across Southern California Friday and Saturday, forecasters said. North-to-northeast winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts of around 50 mph will blow through the San Gabriel Mountains, the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys, said the National Weather Service. Weaker winds — around 15-25 mph with 35-40-mph gusts — are expected along the coast, in beach cities, metropolitan L.A, downtown L.A., the Hollywood Hills and inl...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Colorado, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Santiago, Wind, North, Local News, Orange County, Nws, Southern California, Northridge, Anaheim


Iconic 1999 Women’s World Cup win to be honored by Rose Bowl statue

One of women’s sports’ most iconic moments will be memorialized at the Rose Bowl 20 years after it happened. It was at the Pasadena stadium that Brandi Chastain shot a left-footed penalty kick that took the U.S. national team to victory in the 1999 Women’s World Cup final against China. The U.S. team celebrates after teammate Brandi Chastain kicked the game-winning overtime penalty shootout goal against China giving the U.S. a 5-4 victory. Brandi Chastain, right, jumps into the arms of te...
Tags: Business, Japan, Usa, News, Sweden, Washington, Government, China, Germany, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Ap, Canada, Brandi Chastain, Soccer


Nostalgic fans, still stuck on Buffy, give blood in the Vampire Slayer’s hometown of Torrance

20th Century Fox sponsored a Buffy Slay Day with the American Red Cross to celebrate the anniversary of the tv series Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Sunday March 10, 2019. The Torrance ARC is the flagship site for the event as the series was fillmed at Torrance High. Buffy comic given out to people who donated blood Sunday. (Photo by Robert Casillas,Contributing Photographer) 20th Century Fox sponsored a Buffy Slay Day with the American Red Cross to celebrate the anniversary of the tv series Bu...
Tags: Business, Hbo, TV, Hollywood, News, Nbc, Dwayne Johnson, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Red Cross, Local News


Senior Living: Families facing early Alzheimer’s disease are not alone

By David W. Hart, Ph.D. Contributing writer One of the questions that I receive most frequently goes something like this: why are there so many more people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias today compared to two or three generations ago? The simple answer is that more of us are living longer today than ever before and age is the number one risk factor for developing dementia. In fact, about 40 percent of individuals over the age of 80 have some form of cognitive ...
Tags: Health, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Local News, Pacific Coast Highway, Hart, Santa Clarita, South Bay, Torrance, Redondo, Senior Living, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Storm system bringing rain, flash floods to L.A. and Orange counties

LOS ANGELES — A storm system swollen with moisture from an atmospheric river will bring rain to Southern California from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch for all burn areas in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Across Ventura and Los Angeles counties, the heaviest rainfall is expected late Tuesday and Wednesday morning, affecting the Thomas, Hill, Woolsey, Stone, South, Creek and La Tuna burn scars, according t...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Rain, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Nws, Santa Barbara, Southern California, San Pedro, Ventura


Gavin O’Connor to Direct Warner Bros’ Action Thriller Fast

Gavin O’Connor to direct Warner Bros’ action thriller Fast According to Variety, The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor is current in talks to helm Warner Bros. Pictures’ new action thriller titled Fast, following Taylor Sheridan’s departure from the project. Last year, it was reported that MCU star Chris Pratt was in negotiations to star in the upcoming film. It is unclear whether or not Pratt is still attached to lead the film. RELATED: The Avengers: Endgame Trailer is Here! ...
Tags: Movies, Ben Affleck, Disney, Warner Bros, Chris Pratt, James Gunn, Torrance, Pratt, Warner Bros Pictures, O'Connor, Gavin O'Connor, ComingSoon, Movie News, Fast, Taylor Sheridan, Janina Gavankar


Radio: Adjust your dials, LA: Here’s what might be the best station in the country

My wife Jean and I took a trip out to Grinnell, Iowa to see the Midwest Conference Championships for collegiate swimming and diving. No, it wasn’t just to visit the snow. My son was competing in the event, and it was the only meet we were able to attend this season. While there, we sampled the local radio stations that could be received in the area. They had an Alt 106.3, just like here and I am sure owned by iHeart, just like our local Alt 98.7. Even had the Woody Show. Boring. I don’t want to ...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Sport, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, Iowa, Fidelity, Illinois, San Pedro, Torrance, Jean, Chevy Cruze, Entercom, Wallach, Grinnell Iowa


Sinkholes are popping up all over California, thanks to the rain. Here’s what to know

Sinkholes are rare in California, but the heavy rains this winter produced several dangerous ones around the state. A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage – when it rains, all the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. There are several types of sinkholes that can vary from a few feet wide to hundreds of acres and from less than 1 to more than 100 feet deep. Areas prone to natural sinkholes The above USGS map shows area...
Tags: Weather, Florida, News, California, Environment, California News, Infographic, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Local News, Usgs, Southern California, Torrance, Dana Point


Cold storm drops Southern California snow level to 1,500 feet

LOS ANGELES — A cold storm system will bring snow showers to Southern California through Thursday night and brought the snow level down to an unusually low 1,500 feet, National Weather Service forecasters said. “This storm system will likely bring the lowest snow levels of the season, with snow levels locally falling to 1,500 feet or lower on Thursday,” said an NWS statement. “… There is the potential for brief snow showers in some areas that rarely see snow, such as the higher valleys of Los ...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Santiago, California Highway Patrol, Local News, Orange County, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Nws, Southern California, Ventura, Santa Monica


Trial of Torrance herbalist charged with child abuse in death of Harbor Gateway teen goes to jurors

A self-proclaimed herbalist brainwashed the parents of a Harbor Gateway teenager with Type-1 Diabetes to believe that insulin being prescribed to him was poison and doctors were evil, instead advising them to have the boy to take his herbal remedies, a prosecutor said during closing arguments in a case against Tim Morrow on Tuesday, Feb. 19. But Morrow’s defense attorney countered by telling jurors the prosecution had not proven its case and that it was the responsibility of the 13-year-old boy’...
Tags: Crime, News, Medicine, La, Sport, Soccer, Public Safety, Daniel, Torrance, Los Angeles Superior Court, Edgar, Lopez, Morrow, Edgar Lopez, Tim Morrow, Matz


From Trump to Torrance, Reps. Waters and Lieu cover lots of ground at State of the Region lunch

The subjects ran the gamut Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the State of the Region lunch sponsored by the Torrance Chamber of Commerce. But this year it was more about Trump than Torrance. That was to be expected with the event’s guest speakers this year, U.S. Reps. Maxine Waters and Ted Lieu, two President Trump’s most vocal critics, and the nation’s deeply divided political environment. United States Representative Maxine Waters speaking at the State of the Region lunch sponsored by the Torrance Area ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Howard Schultz, Local News, Yemen, Trump, South Bay, Torrance, DoubleTree, Maxine Waters


Senior Living: Here’s the deal on degenerative joint diseases

By Dr. Thomas LaGrelius Contributing writer While enjoying a Super Bowl party – at least the wings and the halftime show – a woman volunteered how much she enjoyed my column. Her thumb hurt though. She asked me to write on arthritis. Dr. Thomas W. LaGrelius I looked at her hand. She had obvious “osteoarthritis”, OA for short, (wear and tear arthritis) of the joint at the base of her thumb, a common condition. Interestingly, her other thumb was fine and none of her other joints bothered her. ...
Tags: Health, News, Sport, Soccer, Seniors, Torrance, Cicero, Senior Living, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Jazz giant David Benoit coming to Torrance

Jazz pianist David Benoit takes the stage as “Torrance Goes Jazz” takes hold of the James R. Armstrong Theater on Sunday, Feb. 17. The show is a part of the “Joanna and Friends” series helmed by South Bay musical dynamo Joanna Medawar Nachef, artistic director and conductor of Torrance Pops. She’s also the ringleader of her own collection of singers — and she recently showed off members of her troupe of power performers at the Torrance Performing Arts Consortium Awards. Benoit — an oft-honored j...
Tags: Music, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Classical Music, Jazz, Cbs, Local News, Vince Guaraldi, Bakersfield, Torrance, Joanna, Benoit, David Benoit


‘Hard work’ pays off: LAUSD announces Academic Decathlon winners

LOS ANGELES – Highland Park’s Benjamin Franklin High School has won this year’s Los Angeles Unified School District Academic Decathlon, topping Grant High School, and will go on to compete in the statewide competition in March. It was a first-time win for Franklin’s eight-member team. The remaining top spots went to Grant, which took second place; Garfield High School, third; Bell High School, fourth; and North Hollywood High School, fifth. Franklin High and nine other top-scoring LAUSD schools ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Grant High School, Grant, Marshall, Garcia, Torrance, Franklin, Van Nuys, Garfield High School


Pilot in deadly Yorba Linda crash twice disciplined by federal safety board

Antonio Pastini (Facebook) The pilot of a plane that broke up in the sky and crashed into a Yorba Linda neighborhood on Super Bowl Sunday, killing him and four others inside a home, apparently was twice disciplined by the National Transportation Safety Board, according to federal documents. Federal Aviation Administration officials confirmed Friday that the pilot of the ill-fated Cessna notified the agency in 1991 that he had changed his name from Jordan Albert Isaacson to Jordan Ike Aaron. In...
Tags: News, Congress, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Nevada, Library Of Congress, Faa, HOF, Federal Aviation Administration, Dennis, National Transportation Safety Board, Carson City


Senior Living: How we handle adversity determines our mental – and physical – health

By David W. Hart, Ph.D.  Contributing writer Let’s experiment for a moment. Imagine society is divided between two types of people: those who painstakingly build mountains out of molehills and others who graciously transform lemons into lemonade. Obviously, these poles are extremes and most of us would fall somewhere in the middle. But who do you suppose would live longer with levels of disability? David W. Hart, Ph.D. If you guessed the latter, you are correct. According to the Harvard Scho...
Tags: Health, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Seniors, Torrance, George Vaillant, Robert Waldinger, Harvard School of Public Health, Senior Living, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Department of Counseling, David W Hart


Here’s why these Valley babies left a Tarzana hospital wearing tiny red caps

It’s the little things in life that sometimes just tug at the heart. OK. Let’s face it. Any baby is just downright adorable, right? But put a little red, knitted cap on a bunch of them as they leave a hospital for their first foray into the world, made by an army of volunteers, and you’ve got gold. That’s happening these days. Ana Leon places a cap on her newborn Mateo Marquez at Providence Tarzana Medical Center on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Newborns at Providence Tarzana Medical Center re...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Local News, San Pedro, Valley, Torrance, Heart Association, Tarzana, Moog, Michael Wadsworth, Top Stories LADN, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News


L.A. man gets 90 years in prison for drive-by shooting that killed 1, injured 2 in Gardena

A 34-year-old man was sentenced to 90-years-to-life in prison last week for shooting into a crowd in Gardena, killing one and wounding two others more than two years ago. Orlando Sanders, 34, was sentenced to 90 years to life in state prison at Torrance Superior Court, Jan. 30. (Courtesy of Gardena Police Department) Orlando Derrell Sanders, 34, of Los Angeles was sentenced in Torrance Superior Court. He had been convicted in October on five of six felony counts, including murder, three coun...
Tags: Murder, Crime, News, La, Office, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Sanders, Hollis, Los Angeles County, Torrance, Gardena, North Hollywood


Torrance High boys basketball’s 28-game rule violation explained

There was a whirlwind of ambiguity Friday regarding the Torrance High School boys basketball team, which forfeited a league game Thursday night in what seemed to be a decision made to avoid playing a 29th regular-season game. The CIF Southern Section makes it clear that only 28 games can be played during the regular season. However, after talking to Thom Simmons at the Southern Section office, Torrance High was forced to forfeit the game, resulting in a loss. Once a team has competed in 28 games...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, High School Sports, South Bay, Torrance, West Torrance, Pioneer League, High School Basketball, Harvard Westlake, Mission League, Southern Section, CIF Southern Section, Alemany High, Torrance High, Thom Simmons


Torrance High boys basketball 28-game rule violation explained

There’s been a whirlwind of ambiguity Friday regarding the Torrance High School boys basketball team, which forfeited a league game Thursday night in what seemed to be a decision made to avoid playing a 29th game. The CIF Southern Section makes it clear that only 28 games can be played during the regular season. However, after talking to Thom Simmons at the Southern Section office, Torrance High was forced to forfeit the game, resulting in a loss. Once a team has competed in 28 games, their seas...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, High School Sports, South Bay, Torrance, West Torrance, Alemany, Pioneer League, High School Basketball, Harvard Westlake, Mission League, Southern Section, CIF Southern Section, Torrance High, Thom Simmons


Ryan Bader makes history with 35-second KO of Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 214

Light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader (blue) defeats Fedor Emelianenko via KO (punches) in the first round to win the Heavyweight Grand Prix during Bellator 214 at the Forum in Inglewood, CA., Saturday, Jan 26, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader (blue) defeats Fedor Emelianenko via KO (punches) in the first round to win the Heavyweight Grand Prix during Bellator 214 at the Forum in Inglewood, CA., Saturday, Jan 26, 2019. (Photo by Hans...
Tags: Iraq, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Marine Corps, Al Qaeda, Ufc, Chris Pratt, MMA, KO, Chris Morgan, NICK, Anaheim, Torrance, Roberts, Bellator