Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jean Youn: Why breathing is the best exercise

What kind of exercise do you do? Rather, what kind of exercise do you enjoy doing? It may be different depending on your age and inclination. For some, just to stroll about through the neighborhood is regarded as an exercise. Some people offer “breathing exercise” for an answer jokingly. As a matter of a fact, the most important one among […]
Thursday, June 7, 2012

Garden Guru: Summer watering tips

The easiest way to make the switch to less frequent lawn watering is to set the sprinklers to every two to three days for about three weeks. You’ll be amazed that after a month or so on that schedule your lawn will tolerate twice a week watering! My Bermuda grass lawn, which was getting watered every other day,  now gets […]
Thursday, June 7, 2012

President Obama fundraising in the Southland

President Barack Obama is wrapping up a third fundraiser in the Southland today. President Obama arrived at LAX late yesterday and was the main attraction at two campaign events in Beverly Hills last night — attended by Hollywood players, celebs, as well as activists in the LGBT community and their supporters. Gay rights appeared to be a key element of […]
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Does daydreaming make you smarter?

You might think daydreaming is a waste of time, but according to some new research it can be one of the best ways to pump up your brain power. On The New Yorker website, in an article “The Virtues of Daydreaming,” Jonah Lehrer argues mind-wandering allows those creative and problem solving juices to flow freely. And that’s a good thing. […]
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dodger great Tommy Lasorda recovering from heart attack

Hall of Fame manager and Dodger great Tommy Lasorda has had a health scare. Lasorda reportedly suffered what is being called a “mild heart” attack yesterday in New York City and underwent a medical procedure to unblock an artery in his heart. Here’s the statement released today by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 STATEMENT FROM LOS ANGELES […]
Monday, June 4, 2012

Jean Youn: Roses, morning glory, and June

It’s June now. A variety of flowers will be in full blossom. When you realize that it is June, what flower comes first to your mind? For me, it is a rose. That’s not because of my personal experience or memory, but because of education. As I learned in class that roses bloom in June, I had to memorize it […]
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Burbank Mega Millions winner steps forward

The lucky Mega Millions winner who bought his ticket at the Chevron Station at Olive Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard, has claimed his winnings. Lottery officials say Keung Man cashed in his ticket worth $755, 147 earlier this week. Man’s ticket had all the right numbers, except the Mega Ball in Double-M last Friday’s draw. Feeling lucky? The next Mega Millions […]
Sunday, May 27, 2012

Burbank Chevron manager sells lottery ticket worth more than a half million dollars

Today I walked into the food mart at the Chevron station, 100 South Glenoaks Boulevard across from the Burbank Central Library, and found manager Javed Khandaker behind the counter. I asked about that winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, which won $755, 147 in last Friday’s draw. Khandaker smiled broadly and proudly said,”I sold it.” He says it’s the first time […]
Saturday, May 26, 2012

Someone bought a big money lottery ticket in Burbank!

Some lucky Mega Millions lottery ticket holder is probably having a slamming jamming “I’m rolling in the dough” Memorial Day weekend, after matching all but the Mega Ball in yesterday’s draw. No one won the $24 million jackpot by picking all six of the winning numbers: 9, 15, 21, 40, 54 and the Mega Ball 11. The Double-M ticket matching […]