| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Nan Van Den Bergh, Ph.D., was diagnosed with breast cancer on July 3, 2003.
“I was six months late in getting a regularly scheduled breast exam and had been putting off the mammogram because of too many work-related responsibilities,” she...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:42 PM
The reformer exercise machines at Janice Cronkhite's Toluca Lake Pilates studio sometimes serve a higher purpose.
In 2008, Cronkhite threw some tables on the low machines and displayed a few donated items for a homegrown silent auction. She'd only...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Pamper party: Oct. 14 marks the return of Spa Week, during which many area spas will offer special $50 treatment deals through the http://www.spaweek.com website. Example participants include Fresh Espace at South Coast Plaza, which is offering three 60-...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:30 PM
To start the day in Newport Beach, Kathy Leek had a black bag that could have fit two people.
That is if it wasn't so full of yarn.
Throughout Saturday, about 35 people whittled down the raw material in the Fashion Island Macy's, knitting or...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:31 PM
LA CAŅADA — Through the years, the crosstown rivalry between the La Caņada High and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls' volleyball teams has resulted in some healthy competition.
On Saturday, the Spartans and Tologs played a nonleague match with...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Welcome to October, the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and the unofficial breast cancer marketing month.
Pink is the new green, and we’ve seen what happens to that. Green-brag has found its way everywhere. The name for a...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Jane Pang has given her time, money and abounding energy to the fight against breast cancer. She's also shared the most personal and precious gift of all — a piece of herself.
Earlier this year, Pang flew from Orange County, Calif., to...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Twice a day, Jennifer Anderson sits down to pump her breast milk.
Anderson will set aside a little for those times when she isn't around to nurse her 7-month-old daughter. But most will be shipped to a local processing facility and eventually will...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:42 PM
For an activist, Kathleen Glueck is exceptionally polite. When speaking, she reflexively checks her tone, careful to not monopolize a conversation.
"I'm rattling on too much," she says, unnecessarily apologetic.
After sending me data to make her case,...
| May 27, 2013
| 10:58 PM
As a neurological disease robbed Barbara Brenner of her voice, the fiercely outspoken activist still managed to be heard.
She corralled technology, speaking through a text-to-voice application on her iPad and blogging about the concerns —...
| Dec 1, 2012
Shortly after the Salvation Army's red kettle ringers set up shop around Chicago this year, Rick Garcia took to his Facebook page and posted a status update telling friends and followers to boycott the group.
The Salvation Army uses donated money to...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Breast jokes were hilarious that first year, as I gawked at the colorful participants in the Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk.
Hairy guys wearing tutus and double-D brassieres pedaled by on bicycles. Women sported team mottos on their backs and caps:...