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Unplugged, rustic bliss: Camping in the High Sierra

Unplugged, rustic bliss: Camping in the High Sierra

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

As summer approaches, every kid has an activity he or she looks forward to most. For some it might be video games; for others it is traveling with family; for me, it was always Gold Arrow Camp. Gold Arrow is a sleepaway camp located on Lake Huntington in the High Sierra for kids ages six […]

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Linoleum City — 66-plus years on legendary Route 66

Linoleum City — 66-plus years on legendary Route 66

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Known for having the largest selection of floor coverings in the country, Linoleum City (4849 Santa Monica Blvd.) has covered it all. From movie sets and game shows to family households — they’ve even provided the Academy Awards with its famous red carpet in the past! Established by Bill Stifter in 1948 at 5606 Santa […]

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Neighbors gathered for final ‘farewell’ preceding puppets’ move to new theater

Neighbors gathered for final ‘farewell’ preceding puppets’ move to new theater

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nearly 100 lucky humans, many from local neighborhoods, enjoyed their special welcome at the original home of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater on Sun., March 31. It was special because the theater and we puppets were being packed up for our move to our new home in Highland Park. Nevertheless, in the midst of a […]

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Camps will be better than ever, spirits undampened

Camps will be better than ever, spirits undampened

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the Woolsey Fire swept through Malibu in the second week of November, losses included three popular Jewish camps: Camp Hess Kramer, Gindling Hilltop Camp and Camp JCA Shalom. Reeling from the wildfire, yet determined to persevere, each camp has found a way to carry on its operations this summer. Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling […]

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Grit: five ways summer camps grow grit for kids

Grit: five ways summer camps grow grit for kids

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Resilience — or grit — has been highlighted in recent years as an important character trait necessary for a happy, successful life. Christine Carter, Ph.D., in her book, “Raising Happiness,” sums it up well: “Grit makes our kids productive and successful because it allows them to reach their long-term goals despite life’s setbacks.” How can […]

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Andre’s Italian Restaurant — a comforting neighborhood classic

Andre’s Italian Restaurant — a comforting neighborhood classic

| February 28, 2019 | 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe that a “small” plate of spaghetti the size of my face could be so reasonably priced. Or so delicious. But that’s what Andre’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria is all about. Nestled between the Whole Foods and the News Stand off of Third St., Andre’s (6332 W. Third St.) is the ultimate […]

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