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Karate Kids

By Ari Morguelan

March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

Ashley and Brandon Sherman

March's Athletes of the Month are siblings Ashley Sherman, 13, and Brandon "B.J." Sherman, 10. These San Fernando Valley martial artists were recommended by their grandfather, Eli Sherman,... read full article

  • Athlete of the Month

    By Ari Morguelan

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Kim Taylor, a 17-year-old San Fernando Valley native and senior at Chaminade High School, is our athlete for February. Kim was nominated by Maccabi games coaches Kobi Goren and Phil Bendenson, and with good reason.

    Taylor is leading Chaminade's soccer team toward a state...

  • Jewish ‘Gladiator’

    By Ari Morguelan

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    When Carla Simone was young, she dreamed of playing soccer professionally. She looked to superstar Pele as her role model, and encouragement from her parents and coach drove her to succeed in a sport that has captured the public's attention following America's 1999 Women's World Cup...

  • Sneak Thief

    By Michael Berlin

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Ten million Americans have glaucoma, though only an estimated 2 million to 4 million have been diagnosed with the often symptomless disease. During National Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, medical professionals and glaucoma patients alike urge people to have their eyes...

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  • A Decrease in Vigilance

    By David Evanier

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A conference on genetic diseases held by the Cultural Foundation of Habib Levy in November led The Journal to examine the Jewish community's reduced state of awareness about genetic testing for prospective parents. During the past 30 years, large-scale genetic screening of Ashkenazi...

  • Fitness Resolution

    By Ani Dumas

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    January is the time for setting goals and resolutions for most people, and getting in shape is usually at the top of that list. However, if you are fitnessphobic, the idea of putting on gym clothes can be rather intimidating. Most gyms in Los Angeles are a smorgasbord of hard...

  • Parents Sue Over Canavan Test Patent

    By David Evanier

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The families of children with Canavan disease are suing the researchers who found the gene responsible for the illness, using blood and tissue from two children in Chicago and other children who died of the disease. The researchers received a patent for it in 1977. Daniel and Debbie...

  • Get Up and Go!

    By Ani Dumas

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    As adults, we probably know the steps to take toward better health. Parents, teachers and health professionals have reminded us of the essentials: eat a balanced diet, don't smoke, exercise, get plenty of sleep and have regular check-ups. What they never explained is why? Centuries...

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