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COVID’s latest casualty: Halloween 2020, but candy endures

COVID’s latest casualty: Halloween 2020, but candy endures

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Halloween is one of this community’s, and all of greater Los Angeles’, most beloved holidays. Maybe it’s our residents’ penchant for set and costume design or our balmy late October nights? Either way, the celebrations usually begin well before Oct. 31. As with all aspects of life in the COVID-19 era, things are a bit […]

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Pods to the rescue? Learning or activity type, or both?

Pods to the rescue? Learning or activity type, or both?

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Virtual school started for students across the county as of the printing of this issue. While the construct of this is uniform, the experience of it certainly won’t be. Pods, “podding” or “pod learning” offer an opportunity for some children to do their virtual learning together. But is it a viable solution for everyone? My […]

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Home life, homeschool: the series, Part III: Older students, friends at home too

Home life, homeschool: the series, Part III: Older students, friends at home too

| June 3, 2020 | 2 Comments

At this point, every student (and family) has come to terms with the fact that schools in Los Angeles County will not reopen their doors this school calendar year. As of our April 2020 edition, some private schools were still on the fence. Not anymore; with stay-at-home orders still in place, homeschool has become the […]

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Playground is postponed

Playground is postponed

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact local construction and shopping, along with all the other daily activities of our lives. With respect to the planned construction of a small playground in the city’s parking lot on Larchmont, that has been postponed indefinitely. But the Sunday farmers’ market is continuing as usual — except with […]

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Tales told of local students homeschooling

Tales told of local students homeschooling

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our April 2020 story “With social distancing decree, families begin work-from-home, homeschooling juggling act,” resonated with families in the neighborhood — many have written to share their own experiences. So, we shall continue the story as a series. Should you wish to have your child’s / family’s experience of homeschool featured, please reach out to: […]

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With social distancing decree, families begin work-from-home, homeschooling juggling act

With social distancing decree, families begin work-from-home, homeschooling juggling act

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Child-rearing in the community On March 13 (eerily, a Friday), parents in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) received emails, texts, and robo-calls alerting them that school would be closed for two weeks beginning March 16, due to COVID-19. In the days prior, countless private and local charter schools had closed their doors as […]

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