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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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History of Mercury Insurance and its local presence

History of Mercury Insurance and its local presence

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The three-story, gray office building at 4484 Wilshire Boulevard with the Mercury Insurance sign might look unremarkable from the outside. But, it houses a rich history of Mercury Insurance’s presence in the local community and its founder, George Joseph, who is now the United States’ oldest billionaire. Joseph was born in 1921 to Lebanese immigrants […]

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Girl Scouts balance tradition with 21st century tastes

Girl Scouts balance tradition with 21st century tastes

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Girl Scouts have been selling cookies since 1917, but they are now embracing social and technological change within the 21st century. Cookie season will run to Sun., March 10, and local booths will open on Fri., Feb. 8. Look for stands in front of Chevalier’s Books, Burger Lounge and Rite Aid on Larchmont Blvd. to […]

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Expert organizing behind Larchmont Fair

Expert organizing behind Larchmont Fair

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Children running down Larchmont Boulevard, lathered in bubbles from a nearby foam pit, could only mean the Larchmont Family Fair. On Oct. 28 from noon to 5:30 p.m., the Boulevard hosted its 52nd annual celebration. The fair has become increasingly elaborate since its founding. This year, a pie-baking contest was added to an already impressive […]

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