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A passion for antique purses

By Elyse Glickman

1 week ago

Mesh purses, once carried by flappers in the 1920s, are among the 2,500 handbags — some dating back to the 1600s — in the collection of Lori Blaser. Photo by Elyse Glickman

Lori Blaser’s home is a shrine to women’s handbags. With 2,500 pieces in her collection — the oldest of which dates back to the 16th century — she displays her treasures with the eye of a... read full article

  • Turning off the aging process

    by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c

    1 week ago

    Studies in yeast, worms, flies, monkeys and even humans seem to prove that restricting calories is one of the few sure ways to combat the effects of aging. But Israeli doctoral Keren Yizhak is out to prove that there may be a more agreeable way to achieve long life than dooming...

  • Sharing wisdom of the elders through USC’s Zekenim Project

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    September 10, 2014 | 1:41 pm

    Seniors have a lifetime of experience behind them, but too often we don’t take the opportunity to learn from them and apply that wisdom to our own lives.

    Now, thanks to a dedicated team at the USC Davis School of Gerontology and a three-year, $250,000 grant from the Jewish...

  • Photojournalist Phil Stern: From WWII to James Dean

    By Elyse Glickman

    September 10, 2014 | 1:06 pm

    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...

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  • Ms. Senior California Pageant: Where age is beauty

    By Ryan Torok

    September 10, 2014 | 11:46 am

    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...

  • 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...

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