| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A U.S. Post Office in downtown San Jose was evacuated Tuesday when two employees started feeling sick after discovering a suspicious substance....
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:13 AM
A Van Nuys man was under arrest Wednesday in connection with a string of ginseng and sea cucumber burglaries over the last month in Monterey Park....
| Nov 1, 2012
| 11:34 PM
Monterey Park police Thursday released an image of a second suspect in a string of recent robberies at traditional Chinese medicine stores. The picture, pulled from a security camera on a Garvey Avenue storefront, depicts a man pacing in front......
| Oct 30, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Monterey Park police Monday arrested a man in connection with a string of ginseng and sea cucumber burglaries over the last month, authorities said. Man Van Truong, 56, of Van Nuys, is believed to have driven a dark-colored Honda used......
| May 8, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Growing valerian: Valerian is grown as a relaxant and sleep aid for humans, but cats and dogs love the plant too....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:10 AM
One of the stands of lemon grass in the middle of the Vermont Square Community Garden is in full flower now, a somewhat unusual occurrence. It’s not a particularly attractive phase for the plants, which look like overgrown weeds on their last legs....
| May 17, 2012
When Floyd Walker, now 62, was diagnosed with prostate cancer five years ago, his treatment choices were limited, both by his health history and available therapies in the area. After checking out local options, he took matters into his own hands and...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 8:50 AM
In the Long Beach community of Carmelitos, Richie Huang’s gardener father has positioned little protective paper hats over the ripening bitter melon. Even though this is a sun-loving tropical vine that grows like a vigorous cucumber and is a...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:34 AM
People can sometimes look healthier in hot weather when their skin 'glows'. That's because the blood vessels dilate and the heart pumps more blood to the skin to cool it. The more blood is pumped to the skin, the more heat we can get rid of, rather like...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 8:03 PM
Magazine pages became living exhibits at Seven Springs this weekend with the Mother Earth News Fair centered around sustainable living.
"We thought, 'What would happen if we took our content and brought some of the developers that deliver that...
| Aug 13, 2012
The popularity of the gin and tonic hasn't changed much in recent decades, but what's inside the glass sure has.
The craft distilling movement has meant great things for inventive, locally produced gin — now it's tonic's turn.
In recent months,...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 12:33 PM
1) The Connecticut Center for Health
For those of you looking for an alternative to Western medicine, the Connecticut Center for Health is the ideal spot to seek out a variety of non-western modalities including everything from herbal remedies and...