Sunday, February 16, 2014

Photo Gallery: Three U.S. medalists get special tribute

A sweep by the U.S. in the first ever Olympic freestyle skiing slopestyle competition.  Freeskiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper picked up the gold, silver, and bronze medals for the event at the 2014 Winter  Olympics in Sochi last Thursday. To celebrate the historic achievement — the trio will be featured on the cover of a special edition of […]
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Web Buzz: Tuesday February 11, 2014

Mega Millions jackpot stands at $122 million for tonight’s draw. Sure the odds of winning are long, but folks do get wealthy scoring a lesser prize. Last Tuesday, 27 year-old Carlos Cardenas of Whittier bought $5 in Mega Millions lottery tickets. Today, he’s nearly a million dollars richer — after picking all the winning numbers except the Mega Ball  in the […]
Sunday, August 12, 2012

Jean Youn: Olympic medals and serenity of mind

The London Olympiad, which draws the attention of people around the world, is about to end. Many athletes have won glorious medals, but a lot more athletes will go back to their countries with empty hands. There is one thing that will be equally given to those who won medals, those who didn’t, as well as to all the people […]
Sunday, August 5, 2012

Jean Youn: Olympic games, medals, and finding happiness

The London Olympiad is in full swing. Are you watching and enjoying the Olympic games? When I see the happy, smiling faces of the athletes who have won gold medals, I think they look like the happiest people in the world. Then, the Times in Great Britain took a survey of their readers’ opinions. One of the survey questions was […]
Saturday, April 24, 2010

Photo Gallery: Pics of the week

Senior Inspiration: 94-year-old woman plans to graduate from college next month and look for work Photo: Paul Chin/ The San Francisco Chronicle — Hazel Soares, 94,  takes notes in one of her classes at Mills College in Oakland, California, where she is set to graduate in May with a degree in art history. After graduation Soares, who has more than 40 grandchildren, plans to search for […]