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Articles from the September 29, 2017 edition

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  • Reported Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach an All-Time High in California

    Corey Egle, CDPH|Sep 29, 2017

    SACRAMENTO – Rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continue to increase in California, according to new statistics from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). These diseases are reportable to the state and local health departments. The data are presented in CDPH's 2016 STD Annual Report: a summary can also be found on CDPH's website. Over a quarter million cases of STDs were reported in 2016, a 40% increase compared to five years ago including, 198,503 cases of chlamydia, 6...

  • 79th Infantry Division Based in Italy, Takes On an Africa Focus

    Adam Jackson, US Army|Sep 29, 2017

    JOINT TRAINING BASE LOS ALAMITOS, Calif.- 100 years since its initial activation as the 79th Infantry Division, the 79th Sustainment Support Command transitioned to a theater sustainment command in a ceremony here Sept. 23. With the change in unit designation comes a change in mission-from being a sustainment command with a U.S.-facing mission, to one supporting missions on the African continent. The 79th, now regionally aligned with U.S. Army Africa, an active-duty unit headquartered in...

  • LA Rams Game Day? Let's Rock the Wings from Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken!

    Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny|Sep 29, 2017

    Edible Skinny was lucky enough to be able to swing by again to the super delicious Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken last week to explore their new popular dish: wings. Specially marinated, coated in Astro's signature breading and tossed in a choice of homemade Korean BBQ and Sriracha Buffalo sauce, these wings are a perfect addition to LA Rams Game Day, Sunday Funday, or one of the final shows at the Hollywood Bowl. Take heed though... the wings are an exploration in saucy messiness and take 15...

  • Join in the Fun with "Santa Monica Rocks," a Treasure Hunt in Santa Monica

    Christine Peake, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 29, 2017

    Have you seen people around the city happily searching for painted rocks on sidewalks, beaches, and in stores and parks? They are playing "Santa Monica Rocks," the art-rock game launched by the Ten Women Gallery on Montana that combines the fun of hide-and-seek and art-making with the technology and community of geocaching. Their goal: To make art a bigger part of Santa Monicans' daily lives. The rules are simple: any budding artist can paint a rock, making sure to write Santa Monica Rocks on...

  • Red Wine Has Greater Health Benefits Than Resveratrol

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 29, 2017

    Over the past few years there has been a lot of chatter about how drinking red wine can be a great boost to your overall health. There is indeed evidence to suggest that red wine, in moderation can deliver levels of resveratrol which does have antioxidant and even anticancer qualities to it. So who wouldn't want that glass of red wine with its resveratrol? Actually there are two very good reasons for skipping the red wine. One is obviously that red wine also contains alcohol which can bring more...

  • Celebrity Fitness Guru Charlene Ciardiello On Utilizing Santa Monica Parks..

    Christine Peake, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 29, 2017

    Celebrity go to favorite fitness guru, personal trainer and nutritionalist Charlene Ciardiello took a few minutes out of her daily work out at the Christine Emerson Reed Park to share a few healthy tips which keep her looking a decade younger than she is. "Training isn't just a physical exercise but a challenge of mental discipline that requires deep introspection and a desire to evolve in body and soul. I advocate a holistic approach that starts from within to identify one's inner obstacles,...