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A fateful trip to the airport and ‘goodbye’ waves resulted in 66 (and counting) years of marriage

A fateful trip to the airport and ‘goodbye’ waves resulted in 66 (and counting) years of marriage

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was post-World War II Los Angeles. Two recent college graduates, one returned from war service in the Navy, had known each other slightly growing up. One had grown up in Windsor Square, the other in Hancock Park. But they had been three years apart in age, and they really didn’t socialize. Both families — […]

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Romance and flowers win the day in Washington, D.C.

Romance and flowers win the day in Washington, D.C.

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kathleen and Robert Barnes met on a rainy winter evening in Washington, D.C., where Kathleen was attending the University of Maryland and Robert was working on Capitol Hill as a press secretary. At the time, Kathleen was going out with Robert’s best friend from grade school, but when Robert met her that evening he knew […]

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Love on Larchmont: Local couple tell us how they met

Love on Larchmont: Local couple tell us how they met

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Leah met Matt Purse in 2011 while working as a barista at Peet’s Coffee in Larchmont Village. “He was a regular at the coffee shop and lived in the neighborhood, and I fell in love with him at first sight,” she tells us. Initial conversations over Matt’s “wonderful little English bulldog, Dougal,” (who has been […]

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Couple cruises to visit far-flung destinations

Couple cruises to visit far-flung destinations

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) President and Brookside resident Owen Smith and his wife, Reatha, have seen the world. Over the past decades, they visited Russia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Japan, South America, Hungary, France, Canada, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Greece, the Falkland Islands, Germany, Austria, Italy… I could go on, but […]

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Imagine LA mentoring program turns 10

Imagine LA mentoring program turns 10

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Imagine LA turned its offices into a winter wonderland for families and their mentors Dec. 8. Kids decorated stockings, cut dapper snowflakes and made candy treat bags. Parents collected wish list items and shopped in “boutiques.” Santa visited and carolers were also at the event of about 100 partygoers. Partners in the program included NGA […]

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St. Vincent Meals on Wheels wraps up year

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels wraps up year

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (MOW) has served homebound seniors in Los Angeles since 1977, when a registered dietician and Daughter of Charity, Sister Alice Marie Quinn, founded the organization by serving a single pot of stew to 83 seniors in a church basement. Quinn, affectionately known as Sister SAM, or just SAM, was the […]

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