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  • Photojournalist Phil Stern: From WWII to James Dean

    By Elyse Glickman

    1 week ago

    Some life journeys are so epic, it seems there’s no way they could be captured, even in a Hollywood movie. And yet, as it turned out, all photojournalist Phil Stern needed was his trusty camera.  

    A heralded chronicler of World War II and Hollywood icons such as James Dean and...

  • Ms. Senior California Pageant: Where age is beauty

    By Ryan Torok

    1 week ago

    There was hardly anyone left in the audience at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster, as the 14 contestants of Ms. Senior California 2014 stood in a long line on the stage and posed for photographs. 

    Sandra Erkus, 80, a Granada Hills resident and member of Temple Ahavat Shalom...

  • War vets swap stories at Wendy’s

    by Cyndi Bemel

    August 13, 2014 | 11:39 am

    Pictures of fighter jets and war memorabilia aren’t the typical decor you expect to see on the walls of a Wendy’s restaurant, but after an early Monday visit to its Canoga Park location, the ornamentation starts to make sense. That’s when approximately 100 men and women, many...

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  • The Israeli couple behind the Life Alert bracelet

    By Ayala Or-el

    August 13, 2014 | 11:26 am

    Unlike many Israelis who immigrated to the United States with dreams of making it big, Miri Shepher never wanted to leave her beloved homeland. The day before she left, she composed an eight-page letter apologizing to the family that looked after her on the kibbutz where she was...

  • New Israeli study links brain hyperactivity to Alzheimer’s

    by Viva Sarah Press, Israel21c

    August 13, 2014 | 11:12 am

    An Israeli research team has announced new findings that link Alzheimer’s disease to brain hyperactivity and says its research helps explain why so many patients who have this debilitating disease run a high risk of seizures.

    While the amyloid-beta protein involved in the...

  • ‘Baby boomerangers’ head back to Israel

    by Dave Bender

    July 2, 2014 | 3:29 pm

    As Israel hosted more than 3.5 million tourists in 2013 — a record-breaking benchmark that included over 600,000 Americans — program operators and attendees have noticed a new niche demographic gaining interest in seeing the Holy Land.

    Call them “baby boomerangers,” Jews in...

  • 15 amazing discounts for seniors in Los Angeles

    by Cora Markowitz

    June 25, 2014 | 4:34 pm

    What’s the best part about getting older? Discounts! It’s like being a kid again — no adult prices to hold you back from having a good time. With savings on everything from museums to restaurants to movie theaters, it’s easy to go out on the town and take advantage of the perks of...

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