The state EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has an online mapping tool that allows Californians to see a detailed report card for the places they frequent. A "pollution burden score," which is based on 11 environmental-quality measurements, is combined with demographic indicator ... More >>
Max Page, the 8-year-old actor who in 2011 starred as "Little Vader" for
Volkswagen in one of the most memorable Super Bowl ads ever, is using the force for good.He's scheduled to appear at a Saturday gala where he'll donate some money he's made from commercials to Saddleback Memorial Medical Cente ... More >>
It's a considerably ironic score given its recently shuttered neonatal intensive care unit, but Western Medical Center Anaheim received an "A" in patient safety according to a recent study conducted by the employer-financed nonprofit Leapfrog Group. The nationwide study scored 264 California hospita ... More >>
Comedian Jonny Loquasto always keeps it funny and also seems to keep all sorts of irons in the fire. From hosting a weekly wrestling show (yeah, seriously) and stand-up comedy, thePennsylvania native is a confessed sports fanatic with a master's degree in Physical Therapy. On May 30th, Loquatso will ... More >>
Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc. is no stranger to our pages, mostly because of its cutthroat business operations and corrupt management. In November, 2011 a Santa Ana-based law firm sued a majority stakeholder in IHHI, Kali P. Chaudhuri, for engaging in fraud and racketeering on Riverside Cou ... More >>
UPDATE: After the Pink Slime Uproar of 2012, the USDA will give school administrators the option of not feeding the stuff to children. The agency has confirmed that due to "customer demand," it will give schools in the National School Lunch Program a choice to order products with or without "Lean ... More >>
Amazon.comRonald McDonald: champion for literacy? Well at least in the UK, he is. From now until February 7th, the fast-food giant long-criticized for being purveyors of unhealthiness and ruiner of children's nutrition is promoting one good habit even as it continues to peddle a bad one: It's giv ... More >>
Flickr user woodleywonderworksThis year, the Los Angeles Unified School District changed the unchangeable. It made cafeteria lunches (gasp!) healthy. Out went chocolate milk, corn dogs, chicken nuggets and nachos. In came vegetarian curry, lentil and brown rice cutlets, quinoa and pad Thai.   ... More >>
Photo by Das UbergeekFrom the Irvine Farmers' Market: Will Organic Pears Make it into SanTana Unified?Jamie Oliver and Michelle Obama, take note: the United States Department of Agriculture has just announced that it's implementing a rule that is "encouraging" school districts to buy from local f ... More >>
Kids are going to have to lose weight the old-fashion way.True, childhood obesity is certainly a problem, but Charles Davis, despite what he may have told potential investors, does not have the answer. He was more than willing, however, to take $2.4 million from those who believed he did.On Monda ... More >>
Flickr user bookgrlAs sad as this is, it's better than CUSD's high school lunch.Earlier this year, the Conseil régional de Bourgogne (Regional Council
of Burgundy, France) released a four-year charter called "Qualité de la
restauration scolaire"--the quality of school food. It states that
at ... More >>
Flickr user myjulyAccording to ABC15 in Phoenix, Clarissa Bradford was asked to leave a Glendale, Ariz. McDonald's after breastfeeding her 6-month-old son. Clearly, the manager of this McDonald's has never heard of mombloggers, or this would never have happened.
marriageequality @ flickr.com CC BY 2.0Marie wants you to eat pancakes!Mark your calendars, everyone: February 23 is National Pancake Day at IHOPs nationwide.Guests at IHOP on that day can ask for a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. Donations will be accepted for the Children's Miracle Net ... More >>
Melamine-tainted baby formula: tragic and scary.
Melamine-tainted pet food: sad.
Now a New York Times story reports that melamine has also been detected in edible adult sex accessories sold in England. It's still disturbing, of course, but somehow, this time, you can't help but chuckle a litt ... More >>