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Join LVNA, get perks from area businesses

Join LVNA, get perks from area businesses

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the past year, Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association board member Amy Vangsgard has passed out welcome bags to new area residents. “It’s my Midwestern roots,” she said with a laugh. “My parents were meeters and greeters and so am I.” Vangsgard was brainstorming with other LVNA members about ways to increase membership to the 250-person […]

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Pair brave weather on climb of Ecuadorian glacier Cotopaxi

Pair brave weather on climb of Ecuadorian glacier Cotopaxi

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Former NBC Today health expert Dr. Art Ulene and his 13-year-old grandson Clay Skaggs, Plymouth Blvd., recently climbed the Ecuadorian glacier Cotopaxi. It was not the 78-year old Ulene’s first high-altitude climb. Everest was so much easier than he expected, a year later he celebrated his 75th birthday at the 19,341-foot summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. […]

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Trio of historic figures inspired Carter’s ‘Gospel’

Trio of historic figures inspired Carter’s ‘Gospel’

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

What do a founding father, a Victorian novelist and a Russian revolutionary have in common? They all wrote or re-wrote their own versions of the Bible. And they meet in the brilliant new philosophical comedy by Scott Carter, “The Gospel According to Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord.” “I found out about the […]

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Local launches business to prepare for Big One

Local launches business to prepare for Big One

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brookside resident Roy Forbes experienced his first earthquake at age six while eating a pancake breakfast at Ky’s Place in Carson City, Nev., and he thought it was fun. But today, Forbes knows that earthquakes are not fun––they are deadly and take serious preparation to survive. Scientists consistently warn us that there is a 99.7 […]

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L.A. landmarks featured in new book

L.A. landmarks featured in new book

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Artist Barbara Thomason’s paintings of vistas, bridges, signs, streets and everyday landmarks are in her new book, “100 Not So Famous Views of L.A.” Among her subjects is El Coyote, painted in shades of reds. She writes it is noted for its margaritas and a burrito named after its first regular customer in the 1930s. “I’d […]

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Neighborhood dog lovers unite to tell tales of their furry friends

Neighborhood dog lovers unite to tell tales of their furry friends

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pets add so much to family life. Our puppy, Ginger, is now a frisky and, at times, challenging one year old who behaves like a typical “teen” challenging authority and acting out for attention. She follows me everywhere and is absolutely in love with my daughters Isabella and Amelia. It’s difficult to remember our life […]

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