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Gene Mutation Protects Against HIV But Comes With Heightened Risk Of Death

June 28, 2019

The researchers were unable to get information on the causes of the deaths, so they have no firm explanation for the difference in mortality, Nielsen said. But the heightened risk of death from flu may have played an important role, he said. He also said the size of the difference would probably differ in other groups of people. Source: https://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-hiv-gene-mutation-mortality-20190603-story.html

L.A. Kitchen, Which Served Elderly And Provided Job Training, To Close This Week

June 25, 2019

Robert Egger announced today that non-profit L.A. Kitchen will permanently close its doors on November 1 because it was unable to balance enough philanthropic contribution and income to meet its expenses. Egger brought his DC Kitchen concept to LA in 2013, which recycles excess prepared foods from restaurants and businesses primarily for the elderly, while offering kitchen training programs. Eater spoke with Egger about L.A. Kitchen’s closing, and he cited hostility when attempting to work with Los Angeles’ Department of Aging. ... Read more …

This L.A. Home Has The Best Bold Color-Blocked Kitchen — House Tour

June 19, 2019

Name: Joy Lofton and her family (Earl, Eleanor, Lois, Peaches, and Nunzo)Location: Atwater Village — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 1,500 square feetYears lived in: 6 years, owned Joy Lofton, an actress and wardrobe and interior stylist, enjoys living close to the L.A. River in Atwater Village with her family and pets. She’s inspired by Art Deco as well as early ‘70s and ‘80s style, as evidenced by her one-of-a-kind home. ... Read more …

Los Angeles City Attorney Files Injunctions Against E-Cigarette Companies

June 15, 2019

Just as health care and anti-smoking advocates were making progress in reducing the number of teen smokers in the United States 25 years ago, along came electronic or e-cigarettes. First introduced to the global market in 2004 by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik, e-cigarettes have gained in popularity in both the United States and the United Kingdom. “Vaping,” a simulated smoking technique using e-cigarettes to heat a liquid to generate a vapor and then inhaling it, are popular among young adults and teenagers. ... Read more …

Modern Inns Are Taking On Airbnb

June 9, 2019

Modern inns are taking on Airbnb There are 17k inns nationwide, a number that’s growing November 10, 2018 03:00PM (Credit: iStock, painter Eduard von Grützner) A crop of innkeepers are increasing the cool factor of once-stuffy bed and breakfasts to compete against Airbnb. “Bed-and-breakfasts were getting a bad rap for the doilies,” said Heather Turner, marketing director for the Professional Association of Innkeepers International. “The modern B&B doesn’t look like grandma’s house. ... Read more …

Longtime Home Of Scotty Bowers, Pimp To Old Hollywood, Lists For $1.5M

June 6, 2019

Now up for grabs is the longtime residence of one of LA’s most interesting characters, Scotty Bowers. For those unfamiliar, Bowers is the WWII veteran who for decades supplied sex partners to countless Tinseltown denizens, both the famous and the unknown, a career that was launched at the Hollywood Boulevard gas station where Bowers was employed after getting out of the Marines. According to his 2012 memoir, Full Service, Bowers purchased the three-bedroom bungalow in 1958, paying $22,000 in $20 bills for it. ... Read more …

Buyers Are Going Crazy Over This Rat-Plagued Bungalow

June 3, 2019

Buyers are going crazy over this rat-plagued bungalow The need for an epic reno isn’t enough to scare people away The home in Old Towne, Orange (Credit: Pixabay) In a housing market as hot as Southern California’s, there’s evidently little that will scare off potential buyers. Proof: a 1920s bungalow in dire need of a comprehensive rehab and with an apocalyptic rat problem to boot in Orange, California got eight offers in under a week on the market, agents told the Orange County Register. ... Read more …

Las Vegas Oddsmakers Forecasting High-Scoring Divisional Round

May 31, 2019

In New England, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will look to avenge postseason losses to Brady in the 2006 and 2007 seasons. The then-top-seeded Chargers bowed out after a 14-2 regular season at home in the first meeting and again to the then-unbeaten Patriots, 21-12, in the AFC championship game while Rivers played with a torn knee ligament and star running back LaDainian Tomlinson left the game early with an injury. ... Read more …

This Week In Celeb Real Estate: Energy Drink Tycoon Relists Beverly Hills Mansion, Harry Styles Looks To Sell… And ...

May 28, 2019

From left: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez have a new pad in Malibu, and Russ Weiner and his Beverly Hills mansion (Credit: Getty Images, Pinterest and The Agency) In the celebrity real estate world, sellers continued to re-list properties that are becoming a struggle to sell in a market that’s starting to sway towards the buyer. A few multi-million-dollar sales also took place, the most notable of which was a $15 million purchase in Brentwood. ... Read more …

Explore New Zealand With These Fantastic Family Holiday Spots!

May 25, 2019

Whether you’re a beach holiday family, a whanau of mountain trampers, or tribe of action adventure skiers and snowboarders, New Zealand has a wealth of incredible options. The best thing about exploring your own backyard is how simple it is to pack up your car and hit the road (but before you do make sure your car insurance is up to date). Abel Tasman National Park – Falls River With the most sunshine hours in NZ, Nelson is a great place for a holiday that involves sun. ... Read more …