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By Diana Olson | September 1, 2010
A recent airline flight has resulted in a civility issue with altercations involving a flight attendant and a passenger. As is a common procedure, after landing, the flight attendant had asked passengers to remain seated until the plane came to a complete stop. Many passengers are lax in following the federal regulations when the flight attendants are sharing safety information on take-off and landings. Because some passengers fly many times and hear the same messages, the words sometimes lose their significance.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | October 9, 2013
When Joel Peterson was elected to the La Cañada school board eight years ago, he saw it as a way to give back to the community. The 50-year-old is the only incumbent running for one of three open seats in the Nov. 5 election. Peterson recently sat down with the Valley Sun at Dish restaurant to chat about key issues facing the school district.  Valley Sun: Do you support a high parcel tax rate? Peterson: The worst thing that can happen is that we don't renew the tax. I would suggest going forward and asking for a renewal and getting rid of the sunset, so that we don't have to worry about it five years from now or seven years from now. We're not going to certainly not need it again, at least this base amount, the $900,000 that we're getting now. And if we truly have the need, which I believe we do, we can come back and whether it's a few months later or whether it's a couple years later, we can come back for [an increase.]
NEWS
May 4, 2011
Q. Stress among clergy is a little-noticed but growing problem in the U.S. According to reports, priests and pastors suffer from rates of obesity, diabetes, depression and hypertension at greater levels than the average American, as well as higher usage of antidepressants. Part of the blame for this is being put on the pressure to be successful, such as increasing congregation size, dealing with, and increasing, church finances, and general administration. Studies have also found that clergy don't — or feel they can't — take vacations because of the pressures and duties that come with their role.
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By Nancy Turney | August 24, 2011
Q. My mother has dementia and lives with me. I would like to be able to get away for a long weekend, but I feel guilty that no one else will take as good care of her as I do.   Though caring for others can be rewarding and meaningful, it's seldom easy. It can take a toll, undermining physical and emotional health as well as eroding productivity at work and relationships at home. In extreme cases, unrelieved caregiver stress can lead to burnout, neglect, or even abuse. Stepping away helps prevent these negative consequences and preserves the capacity to care.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2007
Duke was a family friend, a gentle, average-sized guy with a large family. He and his wife had just purchased a new refrigerator and stocked it with groceries. Then their house caught fire. After all the kids got out safely, Duke ran back inside and, with his senses heightened, he picked up the new, fully-stocked refrigerator and carried it outside. The fire was put out and their home was salvaged. A day later, when it was time to move the fridge back inside it took three strong men to move it back in. Stay with me, this is more than a story about a man who really, truly hates to waste food.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Loa Blasucci | November 19, 2009
They say gratitude is good for the soul. But I?m going to have to go one step further and add ? not only is it good for the soul, it?s great for the body. Stress and gratitude are polar opposites. They?re at two opposite ends of the spectrum. It is impossible to feel both emotions at the same time. The more gratitude we feel, the less stress we will feel. Science has shown us that stress expedites the aging process. It increases inflammation, can add strain to the heart, causes muscle tension, headaches, insomnia, digestive disorders, disrupts normal thyroid and hormone function, and this is only a fraction of the list ?
NEWS
July 10, 2008
Q. I am worried about getting forgetful. What can I do to keep my mind sharp? ? Dan in La Cañada ? Your concern is shared by many. It seems that every time we look at a magazine or turn on the news there is talk about someone famous being diagnosed with Alzheimer?s. We worry that because we can?t remember an acquaintance?s name or where we put our keys that we might be getting it too. Research is constantly being done on what causes Alzheimer?s but there are steps we can take to keep our brain healthy.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | October 9, 2013
When Joel Peterson was elected to the La Cañada school board eight years ago, he saw it as a way to give back to the community. The 50-year-old is the only incumbent running for one of three open seats in the Nov. 5 election. Peterson recently sat down with the Valley Sun at Dish restaurant to chat about key issues facing the school district.  Valley Sun: Do you support a high parcel tax rate? Peterson: The worst thing that can happen is that we don't renew the tax. I would suggest going forward and asking for a renewal and getting rid of the sunset, so that we don't have to worry about it five years from now or seven years from now. We're not going to certainly not need it again, at least this base amount, the $900,000 that we're getting now. And if we truly have the need, which I believe we do, we can come back and whether it's a few months later or whether it's a couple years later, we can come back for [an increase.]
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NEWS
By Sara Cardine | March 20, 2013
A small crowd assembled Tuesday night at City Hall to talk frankly about the stresses and difficulties today's teenagers face and what can be done to prevent depression, substance abuse and suicide. But while attendance was low, the conversation generated among the teens and adults who turned out was honest and bore much insight about how to improve the spirits and well-being of area youth. The panel discussion, sponsored by the La Cañada Flintridge Youth Council and co-sponsored by the Public Safety Commission and the Community Prevention Council, follows the March 1 death of Campbell Taylor, a La Cañada High School senior who committed suicide on campus.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nancy Turney | January 11, 2012
Q. My husband's health is declining and I now find myself in the role of caregiver. Although I love him dearly, there are times when I feel very stressed and resentful of this new role. Do you have any suggestions to help me cope better? In this time of New Year's resolutions, here are eight resolutions for you to choose from: Take care of your own health. Family caregivers are less likely to eat well, have regular medical checkups and get enough exercise. This leads to increased risk of depression, high blood pressure and heart disease.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nancy Turney | August 24, 2011
Q. My mother has dementia and lives with me. I would like to be able to get away for a long weekend, but I feel guilty that no one else will take as good care of her as I do.   Though caring for others can be rewarding and meaningful, it's seldom easy. It can take a toll, undermining physical and emotional health as well as eroding productivity at work and relationships at home. In extreme cases, unrelieved caregiver stress can lead to burnout, neglect, or even abuse. Stepping away helps prevent these negative consequences and preserves the capacity to care.
NEWS
May 4, 2011
Q. Stress among clergy is a little-noticed but growing problem in the U.S. According to reports, priests and pastors suffer from rates of obesity, diabetes, depression and hypertension at greater levels than the average American, as well as higher usage of antidepressants. Part of the blame for this is being put on the pressure to be successful, such as increasing congregation size, dealing with, and increasing, church finances, and general administration. Studies have also found that clergy don't — or feel they can't — take vacations because of the pressures and duties that come with their role.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Diana Olson | October 21, 2010
Part I: The workplace in America is becoming increasingly more uncivil, ill-mannered, chronically rude and disrespectful of the opinions of others. Assaultive language, intolerance of differences, aggressive behavior and false accusations all contribute to stress, absenteeism and a hostile environment. Other acts of incivility are aggressive, inappropriate communication via cell phones, e-mails, and social media. Taking credit for the works of others, lack of respect and restraint, tardiness or texting during meetings, bullying and humiliation of workers, and toxic personalities all contribute to dysfunctional operations within companies.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Diana Olson | September 1, 2010
A recent airline flight has resulted in a civility issue with altercations involving a flight attendant and a passenger. As is a common procedure, after landing, the flight attendant had asked passengers to remain seated until the plane came to a complete stop. Many passengers are lax in following the federal regulations when the flight attendants are sharing safety information on take-off and landings. Because some passengers fly many times and hear the same messages, the words sometimes lose their significance.
FEATURES
By Nancy Turney | April 22, 2010
Q. I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, and I am wondering what I can do to improve my functioning, in addition to what my doctor has recommended. ? Joe, La Cañada ? There are ways to manage weight, minimize pain and improve energy level. By changing habits, anyone can make small changes that will have a big impact over time. Not sure where to start? Arthritis Today asked experts to help compile this list of suggestions. Follow them to start making a difference today.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Loa Blasucci | November 19, 2009
They say gratitude is good for the soul. But I?m going to have to go one step further and add ? not only is it good for the soul, it?s great for the body. Stress and gratitude are polar opposites. They?re at two opposite ends of the spectrum. It is impossible to feel both emotions at the same time. The more gratitude we feel, the less stress we will feel. Science has shown us that stress expedites the aging process. It increases inflammation, can add strain to the heart, causes muscle tension, headaches, insomnia, digestive disorders, disrupts normal thyroid and hormone function, and this is only a fraction of the list ?
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