Pumping Iron with Grandma: That’s how I got this body


Fitness instructor Bonnie Oliver of Maple Grove enlists the support of her family and friends to provide moral and physical encouragement. She’s surrounded by, from left, Peter Villagomez Jr., Peter Villagomez Sr., Areanna Villagomez, Paul Herskind, Felicia Vill and Dre Oliver. Bonnie Oliver was riding the bus to meet her boyfriend one day 15 yearsContinue reading “Pumping Iron with Grandma: That’s how I got this body”

Navigating the politics of plus sizes?


More retailers are making stylish clothes to fit women who don’t fit the size 12 mold. New York University student Stella Boonshoft didn’t focus on fashion when she posted a photo of her size 12 self in underwear on her Body Love Blog. Neither did Wisconsin news anchor Jennifer Livingston when she aired her grievancesContinue reading “Navigating the politics of plus sizes?”

The Devil made Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi steal those clothes from Neiman Marcus


Not really.  Her attorney Douglas Rappaport said She suffers from a benign brain tumor, he said, that has clouded her judgment. “The medical condition contributed to her actions, “There is no other reason she would have taken the merchandise.” Last October, the Assemblywoman witnessed by store cameras and security guards was arrested  outside the Neiman Marcus San Francisco storeContinue reading “The Devil made Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi steal those clothes from Neiman Marcus”